Apparently Luke Scott has never heard the “sticks and stones” rhyme.
But next time he comes to Boston, he’s going to hear a whole lot of fun things from the Boston crowd.
Scott spoke out about Red Sox fans on Wednesday, saying how vulgar and ruthless they are. He added how “awesome” it felt, as a member of the Orioles last year, to spoil the Sox’ postseason chances in the final series of the season.
“Just [the fans’] arrogance,” Scott told MLB.com. “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.”
Scott has a .295 career batting average, nine homers and 24 RBIs in 48 career games played against the Sox.
Do these fans look “vulgar?”
“I was on Hanover [Street] and I started walking around and had lunch. And I was like, ‘Oh, let’s go down this street’ rather than just retracing my steps and ended up — I have no idea, just some side street. There’s that rink [Steriti Memorial Rink] down there and I remembered passing it when I went to the hotel, so I was able to find my way back.”
–Greg Zanon, who got lost in Boston this week
You’re not going to win an argument with Mike Milbury.