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Quote of the Day: Luke Scott

Jul 6, 2012, 4:20 PM EDT

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Luke Scott is on an 0 for 39 slump.  As you can expect, he’s got some deep thoughts on the matter:

“Does it weigh heavy on my heart? Oh my gosh. I’d say if I wasn’t a Christian man, I’d be an alcoholic or something — this is something that would have driven me to drink.”

Wait, Scott has been acting the way he has been for the past several years while sober?!

  1. mrfloydpink - Jul 6, 2012 at 4:22 PM

    Because Lord knows, it’s impossible to be both Christian and an alcoholic.

    • 18thstreet - Jul 6, 2012 at 4:59 PM

      Yep, impossible:

  2. Stacey - Jul 6, 2012 at 4:23 PM

    He’s such a liar. He doesn’t have a heart.

    • Old Gator - Jul 7, 2012 at 8:20 AM

      What he doesn’t have is a batting eye. I think Scott is a mental atavistic throwback in general, but frankly, in this particular instance it sounds to me like he was just kidding around – attacking his hitting woes with humor and irony rather than trying to score some theological points. He’s no Oscar Wilde, that’s for sure, but as long as I’m practicing rhetorical ahimsa today, why not cut the poor clown a little slack over this one today? He’s sure to say something profoundly stupid and offensive tomorrow.

    • sabatimus - Jul 7, 2012 at 1:51 PM

      Luke does rhyme with puke.

  3. js20011041 - Jul 6, 2012 at 4:27 PM

    Perhaps it would have been more egregious had he said that being a christian kept him from diddling young boys.

  4. nategearhart - Jul 6, 2012 at 4:30 PM

    Jesus would call minority teammates “savages” too, I bet.

    • baseballisboring - Jul 6, 2012 at 4:56 PM

      I missed that somehow…what’s the story there?

    • nategearhart - Jul 6, 2012 at 5:15 PM

      My Jesus comment was sarcasm, in case it was lost in translation. I have nothing but respect for the Jesus. Luke Scott, on the other hand…

    • purnellmeagrejr - Jul 7, 2012 at 8:53 AM

      It’s a welll known fac that for the past one hundred years the SUpreme Being spends alll His extra time in front of the televsion folllowing pro sports – some prominent thelogians atttribute the horrriific events of the 20th century to a “Distracted GOd.” If GOd didn’tfollllow sports then why would alll the athletes thank HIm after doing something good? THis is the lone legitimate prooof of GOd’s existence.

  5. xpensivewinos - Jul 6, 2012 at 4:36 PM

    Luckily for him, being a Christian man apparently doesn’t prevent him from being a racist.


    • gosport474 - Jul 6, 2012 at 4:42 PM

      I must have missed something, what makes you call him a racist?

      • paperlions - Jul 6, 2012 at 4:49 PM


      • gosport474 - Jul 6, 2012 at 4:51 PM

        Yes, Seriously?

      • 18thstreet - Jul 6, 2012 at 5:01 PM

  6. drinkpeepee - Jul 6, 2012 at 4:38 PM

    you should just start calling it “The Luke Scott Quote of the Day,” I think he has earned it.

  7. manifunk - Jul 6, 2012 at 4:44 PM

    Cool, glad to see that the comments on this have devolved into bigotry towards Christians.

    • paperlions - Jul 6, 2012 at 4:56 PM

      It isn’t that….it is the arrogance of someone to think that because they are Christian they have some strength of character that sets them apart (i.e. not being driven to drink by an 0-39 stretch), when, in fact, Christians respond to stress the same way as everyone else and in the same frequencies (i.e. just as many non-Christians would be driven to drink by an 0-39 stretch as Christians would be, whatever that proportion is).

      It is also the need of such people to credit their alleged faith with any possibly positive character they posses. If non-Christians started publicly crediting their lack of religion for their successes, I suppose Christians would just sit quietly by (as Christ actually would) and not respond aggressively and publicly (as Christ wouldn’t).

      • manifunk - Jul 6, 2012 at 5:05 PM

        Holy cow, that is one doozy of a straw man argument there. How on earth is it arrogant to say “hey, I would probably have to find some self-harmful thing to deal with this streak, but thankfully I have strength in Christ”? If anything, this is the complete OPPOSITE of arrogance. It’s Scott admitting that he would not be able to deal with this by himself, but with Christ he can.

      • paperlions - Jul 6, 2012 at 5:36 PM

        First, I didn’t construct a straw man (there was no construction designed specifically to knock down). Scott begged the question, assuming that he would be driven to drink if he was not Christian and working from that assumption rather than realizing that religious affiliation (aside from the Jewish, who have lower alcoholism rates) generally has little effect on drinking or alcoholism rates.

        Second, the arrogance is in the us/them perspective of people that throw their religion around publicly as if being associated with said group makes one superior. Those are generally the first people to get annoyed if non-religious people throw their non-religion around publicly.

        This is especially funny because Scott is a flaming racist and being Christian apparently didn’t keep him from being that (though it apparently has kept him from being a drunk racist, which is nice). If you can’t even conform to the most basic of teachings of your savior (such as not being racist), you probably shouldn’t be flaunting your religion in public.

    • nategearhart - Jul 6, 2012 at 5:02 PM

      I don’t know about the other commenters (commentors?), but I was simply implying how laughable it is that this particular person would call himself a Christian.

    • mentalotherhalf - Jul 6, 2012 at 5:07 PM

      The scathing above-in its damn-near entirety–lambasts Scott’s rhetoric, not his Christianity. Here’s the remedial course in the startlingly broad spectrum of Scott’s offenses against rhetoric and plain-old sense:

      Any condemnation of Christians and/or Christianity available strikes me as inadvertent, at best. Too bad the same can’t be said for Scott’s condemnation of alcoholics, above, and a variety of other groups via previous, supposedly-religiously-inspired “thoughts” he has shared.

    • Ben - Jul 6, 2012 at 5:07 PM

      Is “anti-Christian bigotry” the same breed of silliness that argues that affirmative action is racism against whites?

      • deadeyedesign23 - Jul 6, 2012 at 5:48 PM

        It’s the same one that argues that the umps conspire against the Yankees.

    • - Jul 6, 2012 at 5:57 PM

      I’m pretty involved in my Christian faith and I didn’t pick up on any anti-Christian bigotry.

      Luke Scott is Luke Scott and in no way reflects the thought process of the majority of Christians I know.

      • seeinred87 - Jul 6, 2012 at 8:37 PM

        Yeah me either. I used to get kind of fired up by comments like what we’ve seen in here, but I learned to let it go a while ago. People believe what they believe, and you can rarely change that.

        It does seem to me like a lot of people like to mock religious people either explicitly or with backhanded remarks, though. Maybe that’s not really what’s happening and I’m still just a little sensitive to it, I don’t know. But people aren’t idiots because they happen to believe in God. Some of them are, certainly, completely ignoring all the sciencey goodness and stuff, but whatever.

        I just started rambling. I hate rambling.

  8. - Jul 6, 2012 at 5:08 PM

    Slow news day…

  9. yahmule - Jul 6, 2012 at 5:10 PM

    And he was hitless for forty days and forty nights. He did neither get hits or get drunk. And he spake unto the media, ten goofy soundbites.

    • sumerduckman - Jul 6, 2012 at 9:19 PM

      The Lord punisheth him for playing the unholy and unclean designatedhitterball!

  10. hoopmatch - Jul 6, 2012 at 5:12 PM

    Personally, I’d just like to nominate Luke Scott for Best MLB Facial Hair of 2012. Do you think he’s going for Wolverine or Isaac Asimov?

    • snowbirdgothic - Jul 6, 2012 at 5:17 PM

      He’s the best at what he does. And what he does is write. A lot.

    • mgv38 - Jul 6, 2012 at 6:27 PM


    • gloccamorra - Jul 6, 2012 at 8:34 PM

      You’d think after 0-39 he’d have considered shaving off the mutton chops, or washing his underwear in holy water or something.

  11. kcredneck - Jul 6, 2012 at 6:28 PM

    Get a new start, shave that crap off your face, you look like a moron!

  12. Kevin S. - Jul 6, 2012 at 7:31 PM

    You know, I don’t need an imaginary friend to not become an alcoholic when I have a rough patch at work.

  13. thegonz13 - Jul 6, 2012 at 7:40 PM

    Obviously, he could afford a Bible on his salary, but not a brain!

  14. Utley's Hair - Jul 7, 2012 at 4:27 PM

    So Luke Scott doesn’t know about Josh Hamilton and his Christianity coexisting with addiction? Huh…he just keeps proving himself, doesn’t he?

  15. ogre2010 - Jul 8, 2012 at 9:14 AM

    What church he goes to where it says love everyone EXCEPT minorities?

  16. anxovies - Jul 9, 2012 at 10:22 AM

    Scott is a racist as well as a Birther? What a hypocrite! We all know that Mutants have been persecuted for years, and now this from him?! Forget it! I’m not shelling out 10 bucks for any more sequels.

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