Sure, the Rays version of Wolverine has had his fair share of foot-in-mouth moments over the course of his career. And lord knows, he probably will again. However, I think Luke Scott may have earned the respect of many a Rays fan, when his interview with Bill Chastain of MLB.com was released this week. Scott said of the Red Sox and their fans,
“It was awesome, just a beautiful thing…Just their arrogance…The fans come in and they take over the city. They’re ruthless. They’re vulgar. They cause trouble. They talk about your family. Swear at you. Who likes that? When people do that, it just gives you more incentive to beat them. Then when things like [the last game of last season] happen, you celebrate even more. You go to St. Louis — classiest fans in the game. You do well, there’s no vulgarity. You know what? You don’t wish them bad…The clubhouse afterward was like we’d just won the World Series — a lot of celebrating, a lot of high emotions…Everybody’s giving high-fives, then all of a sudden [Longoria] homers…Everybody’s in the clubhouse and it’s like, Bam! And we’re like, ‘Go home Boston! Pack your bags. See you next year’…I got to see a priceless thing driving back to my apartment…I see all the Boston fans walking around, and I mean they were crying crocodile tears. People were like this, walking side by side…It was like someone shot their dog. I rolled down the window and I’m like, ‘Ah, hah, sucks doesn’t it, when someone laughs or makes fun of you when things aren’t going your way.”
Now, Scott just needs to hit his projected .250 BA/.321 OBP/.432 SLG with 20-25 home runs.