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Luke Scott thinks Fenway Park is a dump

Posted by Eric Wilbur, Boston.com Staff  April 13, 2012 09:26 AM

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Now remember, Luke Scott is also the same player who called Red Sox fans "ruthless" and "vulgar" back in spring training, so it's no real surprise how the Tampa designated hitter feels about 100-year-old Fenway Park.

"It's a dump," he said.

"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. Where I have space and it's a little more comfortable to come to work.
"You're packed in like sardines there. It's hard to get your work in. ... You have to go to their weight room if you want to lift. From a fan's perspective, it's probably pretty cool to go see a game at a historic park. But from a player's point of view, it's not a place where you want to go to work."

In Scott's defense, the visiting clubhouse at Fenway is about the size of your average first-grade classroom, and he's not exactly alone in his opinion of the dated fabled ballyard. Still, he's sure to hear it today from the "arrogant" fans at the home opener today, right?

"The Red Sox fans will be out there to support their team," Scott said. "They support their team through thick and thin. They have a good fan base, and they come out and support them."

Well, that tune has changed. Who wrote the script?

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Eric Wilbur is a Boston.com sports columnist who is still in awe of what Dana Kiecker pulled off that one time in Toronto. He lives in the Boston area with his wife and three children. Comments and suggestions for the best Buffalo wing spots are encouraged.

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