Is there a happier player in baseball than Luke Scott? Dude is always grinning ear-to-ear. Everybody should be this happy playing baseball…

Let’s face it, he has said and done some not-so-smart things. And he has some viewpoints many of us don’t agree with. And because of the stories, some of us, including me, raised an eyebrow when he was signed.

But a racist is not going to

run up and give BJ Upton a hug unsolicited. And a racist is not going to join the rest of the rotation as the only position player to do the jump&bump with David Price.

His teammates seem to love him. So let’s just judge him on what he does here. And so far, it’s been all-good.



  1. Mike says:

    AFAIK, none of his teammates have ever said they thought he was a racist or anything of the sort. By all appearances, Luke and Felix Pie were good friends who gave each other a hard time for laughs, which is something tons of men do. It was other people who tried to make a big deal about the banana chips. So he speaks his mind. BFD. He hits, and he hates the Pink Sox. Good enough for me.

  2. Dave says:

    Luke Scott is a loyalist to the Crown of England and should be tried and hung for treason. Preferably sometime in November.

  3. Dave L says:

    When they invented the DH in my youth, this is the type of guy they imagined. Over 30, a little gimpy but who can still mash the ball.

    That dugout is one of the loosest and happiest in baseball and he is a big part of it.

  4. Burg says:

    This is a dumb story, sure he could be a racist and give his teammates hugs. So why even bring it up, this is some real high school thinking...

    • Chris says:

      So you think he is a racist? Because that would be the real high school thinking. The point is we should give him the benefit of the doubt. None of his old teammates said he was a racist. All of his new teammates seem to like him just fine.

      • Beth says:

        I don't think Burg said he was a racist. His point is that many people with racist views behave civilly, even warmly, toward people of other races. They may still believe those people of other races are inferior, or shouldn't be granted equal rights. He was criticizing Cork more than Luke Scott.

    • Cork Gaines says:

      My point was simply that I am not going to label somebody a racist without strong evidence. And until I see strong evidence, he is not a racist as far as I am concerned.

      All we have to go on is a story (in which all of the other participants defended Scott) and what we have seen on the baseball field and the stories written about this team (everybody likes him). Could he still be a racist? Sure, but actions like this suggest he is not. And he has done nothing to suggest he is.

      Hey, if you want to be an anger-ball, that's cool. But I have written dumber things than giving somebody the benefit of the doubt about being a racist.

  5. Connie says:

    Who's happier - Scott or Pena? 🙂

  6. angrybuddha says:

    I was thinking about his reputation as a racist last night when he welcomed Carlos with a giant hug in the on-deck circle. That was after Pena's HR / 1000 career hit. For my money, it's actions like that that speak louder than words...

  7. ChrisFromNaples says:

    in a vacuum, the story about banana chips sounds racist. But what in this world operates in a vacuum.. besides well.. a vacuum? If 'throwing banana chips at teammates' is the ONLY reason to think the guy is racist, than I can't even see why Joe brings it up? And thinking Obama/Socialism sucks and wondering why the guy didn't present a birth certificate doesn't count as being racist.

  8. TheRealBarackObama says:

    Wondering if Barry was a citizen was dumb, not racist.


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