Thursday, December 9, 2010

Luke Scott and His Obama Comments

Orioles’ outfielder/designated hitter/first baseman, Luke Scott is a player who I had grown to respect over the years for his play and the way he conducts himself in public.

As a fan, I obviously don’t know him all that well – aside from what he’s projected in public and in the press.

I’ve been able to chat with him at a few events, plus as a fan in the park. My opinion of him is that he’s a man of faith and spiritualism, a very hard worker, humble and of course has become a hell of a hitter.

Now, he's proven to be a member of the ultra-conservative, right-wing faction of this country. That's fine.

However, this week, he’s made some very controversial and off-base statements about the President of the United States of America, Barack Obama.

His comments centered on Obama’s birthplace – and the legitimacy of his citizenship (along with other topics) in an interview with Yahoo Sports.

Obviously, he’s created quite the firestorm…

Here’s a bit of what he said:

"[Obama] was not born here," Scott asserted to Answer Man in the session's last segment. "That's my belief. I was born here. If someone accuses me of not being born here, I can go — within 10 minutes — to my filing cabinet and I can pick up my real birth certificate and I can go, 'See? Look! Here it is. Here it is.' The man has dodged everything. He dodges questions, he doesn't answer anything."

Yesterday, the Orioles – via a tweet on their official page on Twitter – distanced themselves from Scott’s comments.

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Anonymous said...

So the wikileaks guy, a "soldier" himself, gets honored by berkley for placing soldiers lives in danger but luke scott
A member of the military is chastised for voice a legitimate political opinion..hmmmm look at youself america

Anonymous said...

no look at luke scott if he was a person of wich any one cared about his opinion then he wouldnt be playing baseball now would he,. his opinion means absolutley nothing i till this day do not know why the American people worship the opinions of stars its the peoples nation Obama couldnt do it alone its the people that has to get up and follow through with what Obama is trying to do. Luke Scott never personally spoke with our four fathers lmao he talks as if he knows how to fix America personally P.S. STICK TO BASEBALL JERK

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