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The Baltimore Orioles Attempt To Distance Themselves From Their Kooky DH

"Try beaming things into my brain all you want, aliens. I have a tin foil helmet on under this helmet."

It would surprise me greatly if most of you haven’t already heard about the, um, interesting comments Luke Scott made yesterday during MLB’s Winter Meetings regarding our Commander-in-Chief, but just in case, here they are:

“Obama … hmm … Obama does not represent America. Nor does he represent anything what our forefathers stood for … He was not born here. 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.”

So, yeah. Anyhoo, it didn’t take long for the Baltimore Orioles organization to issue a statement whose sole purpose is to express that they do not want to get involved in a Political Flame War, unlike Luke Scott, the kind of guy that it wouldn’t come as a shock if it were discovered that his home address is a one-bedroom shack somewhere in the Maryland wilderness.

The statement (via Hardball Talk):

“Luke Scott’s comments do not reflect the opinion of the Baltimore Orioles organization. The fact is that Barack Obama is our President, duly elected by the people of the United States. End of story.”

Okey dokey. I guess I know where the Orioles stand now. The only thing that would have made that statement clearer is if the Orioles had asked Lee Greenwood to deliver it.

The Orioles issue a statement about Luke Scott being a wacko birther [Hardball Talk]