Game 162 of the 2011 season will always carry a special place in the hearts of Rays fans. But just as importantly that night, the Orioles beat the Red Sox. And Luke Scott, who was on the Baltimore club, spoke with Bill Chastain about how much he enjoyed ending the Red Sox season…
The outspoken Scott is not a fan of Red Sox fans, making the events of Sept. 28 even more special…”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.”
Wow. Just wow.
If you recall, we even gave Buck Showalter a mea culpa last September. And we were in awe over how excited the Orioles fans were following the game.