Here’s your flamebait for the day: Tampa Bay Rays DH Luke Scott says Fenway Park is a dump, as the Boston Red Sox prepare to open their 100th year at the historic ballpark.
In an interview with MLB.com, Scott wasn’t shy about expressing his opinion about the beloved ballpark, where the Rays will help launch the home season for the Red Sox:
“As a baseball player, going there to work, it’s a dump,” he said. “I mean, it’s old. It does have a great feel and nostalgia, but at the end of the day, I’d rather be at a good facility where I can get my work in. A place where I can go hit in the cage, where I have space and it’s a little more comfortable to come to work.
“You’re packed in like sardines there. It’s hard to get your work in….You have to go to their weight room if you want to lift. From a fan’s perspective, it’s probably pretty cool to go see a game at a historic park. But from a player’s point of view, it’s not a place where you want to go to work.”
Luke Scott is a man used to speaking his mind: he’s waded into controversial topics like the birthplace of President Barack Obama (for the record, Scott is a birther) and religion (taking on Matt Garza for not being humble after a win).
We’re sure Scott will be greeted warmly by Red Sox Nation when steps on the field this afternoon — if Joe Maddon starts him.
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