Luke Scott showed up yesterday at the Winter Meetings in Orlando. Why? Who knows. He lives about an hour outside of Orlando, and was stopping by the hotel to speak with his agent. Or something. Once again, who knows.
It wasn’t the fact that he stopped by that confused anybody that much. He had his hunting beard going, and went on and on about his guns and hunting adventures to reporters. The part that made jaws drop and eyes open up wide was this (quoted from Yahoo! Sports, the full text can be found here if you plan on reading about his arsenal of weapons and other small talk.
“[Obama] was not born here,” Scott asserted to Answer Man in the session’s last segment. “That’s my belief. I was born here. If someone accuses me of not being born here, I can go — within 10 minutes — to my filing cabinet and I can pick up my real birth certificate and I can go, ‘See? Look! Here it is. Here it is.’ The man has dodged everything. He dodges questions, he doesn’t answer anything.”
Wow. Just. Wow.
Reactions? Comments? Well, the Orioles had some:
“Luke Scott’s comments do not reflect the opinion of the Baltimore Orioles organization,” team spokesman Greg Bader said Wednesday in an e-mail. “The fact is that Barack Obama is our President, duly elected by the people of the United States. End of story.”
Orioles representative Greg Bader said that through an e-mail to the press. Basically, the Orioles wanted to make the world aware that Luke Scott, while he has full freedom of speech, does not represent the club in terms of its political thinking. In other words, they just think he’s a fool.
His teammate Adam Jones had some words for Scott as well:
Luke Scott Luke Scott Luke Scott you still my boy
whatever comments luke scott made were made by him. im his teammate and friend. besides that we have different views so thats that.
So what do you think? Avoiding a political discussion, what are your thoughts on Scott speaking to a reporter about such issues, especially with such strong words?
If I were the Orioles, I would worry about have such an empty brain on the field. What a numskull.
Don't act like this is crazy, there are huge numbers of people who have similar opinions. Hell, I'm sure we can turn on Conservative talk radio and hear the same stuff. Whatever…..
I pay money to watch him hit baseballs and not agree with him politically. Really, I don't care what he says on the matter.
The important question is whether his utter inability to perceive and accept reality — because the things he's saying are, clearly, crazy — will in any way affect his performance. While this is possibly the case, the odds strike me as slim. It may not taste good, in other words, but we have to ignore it… even if it does greatly diminish our respect for the man.
Scott should simply produce his long form birth certificate and challenge Obama to do the same offering 100,000 to his favorite charity if obama accepts the challenge.
I think our President may have more important matters to attend to.
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