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Former Twins Reliever Channels Luke Scott

A few years ago, former Baltimore Orioles outfielder Luke Scott caused a stir when he questioned, among other things, the legitimacy of Barack Obama’s birth certificate. Turns out, baseball’s got another birther in the bunch. Prior to the 2015 season, Anthony Swarzak left the Minnesota Twins to sign a deal with Cleveland. After pitching just 13 innings for the Tribe…the 29...
Via Hall of Very Good
July 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Luke Scott Continues to Make Friends (Not Really)

I’m starting to get the impression Luke Scott has a hard time making friends. The former Major Leaguer who ESPN’s Amy K. Nelson once referred to as “a right-wing nut, a borderline racist and a loudmouth redneck ballplayer” has been released by the SK Wyverns for allegedly being “disrespectful” to coach Lee Man-soo. According to the Korean Times, the outfielder called...
Via Hall of Very Good
July 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Luke Scott Kicked Off KBO Team For Being ‘Disrespectful’ To Coach

Former Tampa Bay Rays utility man Luke Scott didn’t exactly endear himself to people in the U.S., and he’s reportedly not making much of an impression in South Korea, either. Scott was released by the SK Wyverns for allegedly being “disrespectful” to coach Lee Man-soo, as reported by The Korea Times. Scott had been upset after being placed on a reserve team with plantar...
July 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Korean team releases Luke Scott

The SK Wyverns of the Korean Baseball Organization has released former major league outfielder Luke Scott. Scott, 36, made what the team called “disrespectful” behavior towards coach Lee Man-soon calling him a “liar.” The fracas began over Scott’s most recent injury. He is dealing with plantar fasciitis. Scott was not happy with the way the team had been handling the situation...
July 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Sunday Notes: The Meaning of Luke Scott, Tigers, Dodgers-Giants

The South Korean media should love Luke Scott. The outspoken outfielder will be playing for SK Wyverns this season and there’s a good chance not all of his bombs will come via his bat. Controversy and Scott have gone together like hand in glove. That is not an indictment of his character. In a politically-correct […]
Via Fangraphs
February 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Luke Scott signs 1-year deal to play in South Korea

Former Tampa Bay designated hitter Luke Scott has signed a $300,000, one-year contract with SK Wyvern in South Korea's baseball league. The Incheon-based tea, of the Korea Baseball Organization said the deal for the 35-year-old Scott included a $50,000 signing bonus. Scott reached the major leagues with Houston in 2005 and hit 23 homers or more for Baltimore each year from 2008...
Via AP on Fox
December 20, 2013  |  Discuss

Luke Scott headed to Korea

Luke Scott will head to Japan for the 2014 season. Scott, 35, spent the 2013 season with the Tampa Bay Rays hitting .241/.326/.415 in 253 at-bats with nine home runs and 40 RBI. While Scott probably could have signed on with a team stateside it’s likely that he was offered more by the SK Wyverns of the Korean Baseball Organization. He is hardly the only former major leaguer headed...
December 18, 2013  |  Discuss

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