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Luke Scott released from Korean team after calling coach a “liar” and a “coward”

Jul 17, 2014, 8:45 AM EDT

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Luke Scott has always been a man with strong opinions which he is not afraid to offer at a moment’s notice. And the consequences of such opinions are not always something one gets the impression Scott considers too strongly. Now it seems that this quality has cost him what is likely his last job as a professional baseball player.

Scott has been released by his Korean team, SK Wyverns, for being “disrespectful” towards a coach. The Korea Times reports that Scott called the coach a “coward” and a “liar” following a dispute regarding Scott being placed on the disabled list. Scott has his own way of rehabbing from an injury, it seems, and the team had another. You’d think by now Scott would know that, no matter how right he thinks he is about that, insulting the boss is probably not the best way to deal with it.

Scott hit .241/.326/.415 with nine home runs and 40 RBI in 91 games the Rays last year. He’s 36 now and is a .258/.340/.481 career hitter who can only play a corner or DH. As a result, I feel like we have probably seen the last of Luke Scott as an active player.

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  1. kmfl432 - Jul 19, 2014 at 10:41 PM

    Luke is not a racist or any of the other things the left-wing nut jobs call him. He is, however, prideful, arrogant, and bitter. He should have retired with class after 2013. Instead, he felt sorry for himself, blamed the Rays because they “treated me like crap,” left TB with an attitude, and entered Korea with one. What makes things worse is the fact that his family (particularly his mother, who inserts herself into every area of his life) and everyone around him gasses him up and tells him he’s the greatest thing since buttered bread while enjoying a free ride. I’ve never known anyone (yes, I know him) who sounds so convincing at making himself sound one way, but is actually the complete opposite. Lesson to be learn from his firing: we reap what we sow.

    • chew1985 - Jul 20, 2014 at 10:20 PM

      Thanks for that–it certainly explains a few things.

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