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May 9, 2011
I have a question for Luke Scott and others who continue to require "proof" that President Obama was born in the U.S., even after conclusive documentation to that effect has been released. Remaining doubtful about President Obama's place of birth in the face of certified evidence to the contrary implies the distinct possibility that the highest public officials in the land are deliberately lying to the American people regarding a violation of the U.S. Constitution. This is an extremely serious allegation, and the American people have a right to know the truth.
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By Jon Meoli and The Baltimore Sun | July 17, 2014
How bad was yesterday as a sports day? The ESPYs happened . Luckily, we had some local news, which you can always find the following day in the Coffee Companion. - The Ravens rookies reported to training camp Thursday, including  local product Michael Campanaro . Our positional preview took on the tight ends , which should be a big position in Gary Kubiak's offense. - Kevin Gausman is set to have a huge role for the Orioles in the second half , but Dan Connolly has other candidates to be most improved after the All-Star break . - With the high-minors affiliates in the All-Star break, the Orioles are making some roster moves, beginning with outfielder Mike Yastrzemski moving from Frederick to Double-A Bowie after just a month in the Carolina League.
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By Matt Vensel | May 12, 2011
Luke Scott has been named to a dubious list by Maxim , which included the Orioles left fielder in its "10 dumbest dumb-asses in sports. " The men's magazine, which is still around apparently, cited Scott's love of guns, Ted Nugent and Affliction T-shirts among the reasons for his inclusion on the list. No mention was made of Scott's take on Barack Obama -- a hot topic on this blog over the past month or so -- but I'm guessing that is what got him on Maxim 's radar in the first place.
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By Jon Meoli and The Baltimore Sun | July 16, 2014
Former Oriole Luke Scott was cut from his Korean baseball team, SK Wyverns, Wednesday after reportedly calling his coach, Lee Man-soo, a “liar” and a “coward” in a public confrontation, according to Korean media reports. The Korea Times reported that Scott was put on the reserve team - presumably the disabled list equivalent in Korea - because of plantar fasciitis, and when he went to the clubhouse to gather things from his locker, the confrontation began. After he called out his coach in front of everyone, Scott went straight to reporters to explain his gripes.
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May 10, 2011
The citizens of Baltimore are being told to believe it just because he and his advisors said it is so. Luke Scott wants all of us to accept as fact that he has a shoulder problem ("Scott has torn labrum in shoulder," May 10), yet he has failed to produce the live results of his MRI medical tests for Orioles' fans to see for themselves. Might this medical condition be a plan of action earlier conceived to have us believe his struggles are acceptable? He plans to "play through the pain, pray and believe in my miracle healing.
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By Matt Vensel | April 27, 2011
The White House released a copy of President Barack Obama's long form birth certificate Wednesday, a week after Orioles slugger Luke Scott stood by his offseason comments that questioned whether the president was born in the United States. Sure, it was pressure from presidential hopeful Donald Trump , not Scott, that got Obama to release his birth certificate. But Scott had received national attention for his stance , and it was mostly negative . In some cases, it was extremely negative . "The President believed the distraction over his birth certificate wasn't good for the country," White House Communications Director Dan Pfeiffer said in a statement.
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By Robbie Levin | June 21, 2011
It’s been a so-so season for designated hitter Vladimir Guerrero, who is hitting .290 with just 28 RBIs in 259 at-bats. So could Guerrero, who is 36 and banking a cool $8 million this year, be on the move? Sports Illustrated’s Jon Heyman thinks so. Today on SI.com Heyman compiled a list of 24 hitters who could be swapping jerseys before the trade deadline. Guerrero checked in at No. 12, while left fielder Luke Scott is four spots up at No. 8. Of Guerrero, Heyman notes: “ He's pretty pricey ($8 million)
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By Dan Connolly | January 13, 2012
OK, it's a Postseason Prediction Friday. We have a little Purple Geazus behind the bar. I'll set you up with a to-go flask later. The Ravens and I finished the regular season on a winning note - they beat the Bengals 24-16 and I almost nailed it, with a 24-14 call. But that was so two weeks ago. The slate is clean. We are finally talking playoffs (Playoffs??) The Ravens have to beat the Houston Texans for a second time this season at M&T Bank. I believe they will.
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By Matt Vensel | April 21, 2011
Orioles left fielder Luke Scott is the subject of an ESPN profile that hit the internet this afternoon, and it's sure to be one that gets Orioles fans talking. Among the things discussed were Scott's love of guns, his unique relationship with teammate Felix Pie and his offseason comments about President Barack Obama. You remember Scott's comments about Obama, especially the one where he said that it was his belief that Obama wasn't born in the United States , right? The Orioles distanced themselves from their outspoken slugger after he was criticized heavily on the internet for his stance.
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By Dan Connolly and The Baltimore Sun | February 7, 2013
 As I wrote for Thursday's newspaper, right-hander Jair Jurrjens believes he and the Orioles are “getting close” to finalizing a deal , which would put the free agent in a position to compete for a spot in the Orioles' rotation this spring. It has been nearly two weeks since it was first reported the sides had agreed to terms pending a physical. But we all knew the physical wouldn't be routine. Jurrjens is a free agent because the Atlanta Braves did not tender him a contract after a woeful 2012 -- and there are some that believe he didn't pitch well because he wasn't healthy.
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By Eduardo A. Encina and The Baltimore Sun | May 10, 2013
Here's an interesting story for your Friday lunch hour, one that includes a reference to former Orioles outfielder Luke Scott, whose quotes never cease to amaze. Under manager Joe Maddon, the Tampa Bay Rays have made traveling fun in recent years, with the entire team wearing certain themed outfits for road trips. They all dressed in grunge outfits on a trip to Seattle, were decked out in all white on a trip to play the Marlins in South Florida. They dressed like cowboys on their way to play the Rangers.
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By Dan Connolly and The Baltimore Sun | February 7, 2013
 As I wrote for Thursday's newspaper, right-hander Jair Jurrjens believes he and the Orioles are “getting close” to finalizing a deal , which would put the free agent in a position to compete for a spot in the Orioles' rotation this spring. It has been nearly two weeks since it was first reported the sides had agreed to terms pending a physical. But we all knew the physical wouldn't be routine. Jurrjens is a free agent because the Atlanta Braves did not tender him a contract after a woeful 2012 -- and there are some that believe he didn't pitch well because he wasn't healthy.
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By Dan Connolly | July 24, 2012
Former Oriole Luke Scott, who is on the Tampa Bay Rays' disabled list with a strained oblique, was at Camden Yards on Tuesday -- his second series back since signing a free-agent deal with the Tampa Bay Rays. And he said he hopes his old team -- and his new one -- can stay in playoff contention all season. "This is such a great baseball town, so I think it is great," said Scott, who played four seasons with the Orioles and was Most Valuable Oriole in 2010. "I'm really happy for them.
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By Jon Meoli | April 13, 2012
Though he never had the chance to wear the cartoon bird on his cap day-in and day out, former Orioles outfielder and current Tampa Bay Ray Luke Scott is doing his best to, well, remain a cartoon character with his new ballclub -- and he's still endearing himself to Orioles fans while doing it. “As a baseball player, going [to Fenway Park] to work, it's a dump,” Scott told Scott Chastain of MLB.com earlier this week . “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.
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By Dan Connolly | January 13, 2012
OK, it's a Postseason Prediction Friday. We have a little Purple Geazus behind the bar. I'll set you up with a to-go flask later. The Ravens and I finished the regular season on a winning note - they beat the Bengals 24-16 and I almost nailed it, with a 24-14 call. But that was so two weeks ago. The slate is clean. We are finally talking playoffs (Playoffs??) The Ravens have to beat the Houston Texans for a second time this season at M&T Bank. I believe they will.
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By Dan Connolly and Eduardo A. Encina and The Baltimore Sun | January 12, 2012
Luke Scott would have made at least $6 million in arbitration - and likely more - if the Orioles had offered him a contract this offseason. They didn't, primarily because he was coming off season-ending surgery and they thought it would be a risk to invest that much into a 33-year-old with a repaired right shoulder. They never made him a formal offer during the offseason either. Their American League East counterparts, the Tampa Bay Rays, apparently weren't as worried -- giving Scott a guaranteed $6 million in his new contract.
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By Matt Vensel | June 29, 2011
I guess since I am now able to share videos of baseball highlights on the blog, I should probably embed Luke Scott's leaping catch that denied Matt Holliday of a home run in Tuesday night's loss to the Cardinals. I still say Felix Pie is the better defensive option in left field, but props to Scott for a pretty impressive catch out there. He banged his right knee on the wall while making the grab. We'll find out more on that injury on Wednesday.
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By Dan Connolly | July 24, 2012
Former Oriole Luke Scott, who is on the Tampa Bay Rays' disabled list with a strained oblique, was at Camden Yards on Tuesday -- his second series back since signing a free-agent deal with the Tampa Bay Rays. And he said he hopes his old team -- and his new one -- can stay in playoff contention all season. "This is such a great baseball town, so I think it is great," said Scott, who played four seasons with the Orioles and was Most Valuable Oriole in 2010. "I'm really happy for them.
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By Dan Connolly | January 11, 2012
Luke Scott, the outspoken, energetic slugger who spent four seasons in Baltimore and was named the 2010 Most Valuable Oriole, has agreed to a one-year deal with the division-rival Tampa Bay Rays that includes a 2013 option, according to an industry source. Exact terms of the deal were not disclosed. Scott, 33, was in his final year of arbitration after making $6.4 million in an injury-marred 2011 that ended in July, when he decided to have season-ending surgery to repair a torn labrum in his right shoulder.
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By Dan Connolly and The Baltimore Sun | December 13, 2011
The Orioles decided Monday not to tender a 2012 contract to outfielder Luke Scott, allowing their 2010 Most Valuable Oriole to become a free agent, according to an industry source. The decision is not a surprise considering that Scott, 33, batted just .220 and was limited to 64 games because of a torn labrum. Scott's 2011 salary was $6.4 million, and through arbitration he could have made at least $6 million in 2012. Manager Buck Showalter did not confirm the nontender but seemed resigned to it when he was reached by telephone late Monday afternoon.
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