Baltimore Orioles DH Is A Birther

Luke Scott, who is the Baltimore Oriole’s Designated Hitter, shares his political opinions with Yahoo News:

Yahoo: You don’t think that Obama wasn’t born in the United States, do you?

LS: He was not born here.

Yahoo: [Sighs].

LS: That’s my belief. I was born here. If someone accuses me of not being born here, I can go — within 10 minutes — to my filing cabinet and I can pick up my real birth certificate and I can go, “See? Look! Here it is. Here it is.”

The man has dodged everything. He dodges questions, he doesn’t answer anything. And why? Because he’s hiding something. You know what? People who have bad intentions, people that are deceivers or are not of honor and integrity — that’s how they act. I’ve seen it in every — it doesn’t matter what level. It can be in politics, it can be in business, it can be in sports, it can be in the construction field. Doesn’t matter. It’s all the same attitude. It’s the same thing.People who tell the truth, they’re very easy to … their actions prove it.

Something as simple providing a birth certificate. Come on. If you’re born here, there’s plenty of documents. But you know what? There’s no documentation of him. No legal documentation of him. There’s been lie after lie after lie exposed, but people put it under the carpet. Hence, the problem we have in this country.

Stupidity isn’t limited to Russian emigre dentist/lawyers/real estate agents apparently.

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Doug Mataconis held a B.A. in Political Science from Rutgers University and J.D. from George Mason University School of Law. He joined the staff of OTB in May 2010 and contributed a staggering 16,483 posts before his retirement in January 2020. He passed far too young in July 2021.


  1. Christine says:

    Crazytown.An I’d bet the farm that Sarah Palin is his choice for the 2012 ticket…but really do ball players even vote?

  2. g-a-y r-i-n-o says:

    What happened to another DADT thread ????????????

  3. Austin says:

    He has a right to say what ever he wants, even if he is wrong. There is so much more wrong w/politics in our republic and our elected officials than the topic of the President’s birth certificate.

  4. mantis says:

    He has a right to say what ever he wants, even if he is wrong.

    Did someone say he doesn’t?

  5. reid says:

    Awesome linkage on the “Here it is”. What an arrogant idiot.

  6. Herb says:

    This is rich too. Scott praising Ted Nugent:

    “I’m a big fan of Ted Nugent because he’s a “keep it real” type of guy. He respects wildlife, he loves to hunt. I look at Ted Nugent and … he’s an American. ”

    I presume, then, that Scott has seen Ted Nugent’s birth certificate….

  7. sam says:

    Well, these are guys who don’t change their underwear for the entire World Series for fear it might be unlucky.

  8. Proof positive that, if it isn’t about helping the team win games next season, no one should open their mouth at the winter meetings.