ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. It would be convenient to credit the rattail. Luke Scotts quirky hair design, which looks like something gifted from the 1980s, does not hold mythical powers or mysterious sources of strength.
But there is something odd, interesting cool about Scotts style choice, which made its debut at the start of the current 10-game homestand last Friday. His recent numbers tell a hair follicle fantasy: After the Tampa Bay Rays 7-4 victory over the Minnesota Twins on Monday, Scott is 7 for 14 with three RBI in this run at home, and it would be irresponsible to ignore the coincidence.
Can a thin piece of braided hair be credited for a hot streak? Sure, that seems like a stretch. But Scott has figured something out at the plate, even if his new look has some scratching their heads.
Hes definitely feeling good about himself, Rays manager Joe Maddon said. He worked good at-bats. Ive liked his at-bats for several days.
Scott hit well again Monday. In the first inning, he s...