First it was Josh Lueke and then it was Fernando Rodney. Now the Rays have signed Luke Scott, who some think is insensitive and ignorant at best, or racist at worst. Over at Business Insider, we took a quick look at the two most notable incidents in Luke’s past.
The first was a Q&A Scott did with Yahoo! Sports, in which he went on a long rant about Communism, Socialism, President Barack Obama and whether he was actually born in the United States. The second was a follow up story on ESPN.com in which Scott admitted that he would throw banana chips at his Dominican teammate to remind him to not act like a “savage.”
Some of Scott’s own teammates were adamant that he is not racist. And they would know better than any of us. But the banana chips behavior is pretty ignorant, and we can’t imagine David Price or BJ Upton would be as accepting.
As for Scott’s birther stance, well, we are not going to hold that against him. We have always thought that President Obama dragged that situation out just to make birthers look crazy. And for some like Scott, it might have worked.