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The Rays Tank: Luke Scott As The Gift That Keeps Giving

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February 29, 2012; Port Charlotte, FL, USA; Tampa Bay Rays left fielder Luke Scott (30) poses for a portrait during photo day at Charlotte Sports Park.  Mandatory Credit: Derick E. Hingle-US PRESSWIRE
February 29, 2012; Port Charlotte, FL, USA; Tampa Bay Rays left fielder Luke Scott (30) poses for a portrait during photo day at Charlotte Sports Park. Mandatory Credit: Derick E. Hingle-US PRESSWIRE

Who knows how Luke Scott will perform for the Rays this season, but one thing is already for certain: the man is a God-given gift for bloggers. The muttonchops are spectacular, but even more than that, I couldn't stop laughing at some of his quotes out of Bill Chastain's most recent column:

[On Red Sox fans] "The fans come in and they take over the city. They're ruthless. They're vulgar. They cause trouble. They talk about your family. Swear at you. Who likes that? When people do that, it just gives you more incentive to beat them. Then when things like [the last game of last season] happen, you celebrate even more. You go to St. Louis -- classiest fans in the game. You do well, there's no vulgarity. You know what? You don't wish them bad."

Aaaaand the clincher:

[After Game 162] "I got to see a priceless thing driving back to my apartment," Scott said. "I see all the Boston fans walking around, and I mean they were crying crocodile tears. People were like this, walking side by side."

Scott wrapped his arm around a reporter's waist and began to wail to demonstrate.

"It was like someone shot their dog. I rolled down the window and I'm like, 'Ah, hah, sucks doesn't it, when someone laughs or makes fun of you when things aren't going your way.'"

Not gonna lie, I could not stop laughing when I first read that. If we can't turn this into some quality memes over the course of the season, we've failed. This is pure Internet gold.

In other news, there are plenty of links to pass along from yesterday, so let's dive in: