Baseball fans and even players tend to switch from one game to another.
Scott wanted a playoff game between the Red Sox and Rays the next day which would be necessary if the Birds beat the Red Sox and the Rays, trailing the Yankees 7-0, won.
Something even better happened.
Scott and Red Sox haters were ecstatic because the Rays rallied to win, and the Orioles rallied to win, and the Red Sox were out of the playoffs.
"It was awesome, just a beautiful thing," Scott said to Bill Chastain of MLB.
One gets the feeling that Scott is not a Red Sox fan.
"Just their arrogance," Scott continued. "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."
After beating the Red Sox, the Orioles reacted as if they had just won the World Series.
"The clubhouse afterward was like we'd just won the World Series—a lot of celebrating, a lot of high emotions," Scott said.
Then Evan Longoria hit a home run that beat the Yankees.
How good can it get?
On his way home, Scott rubbed it in to some Red Sox fans that had gone to Baltimore to see the game.
"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.'"
New York and Yankees fans enjoyed both losses. Nothing could be more paradoxical than a team being glad it lost, but the playoffs make that possible.
When Longoria visited New York after the season, he found out.
"...usually New York City is pretty good about being hospitable to their own athletes and visiting teams and players," Longoria said. "But I swear, I've never seen more doors open and carpets rolled out. I'm not even kidding you."
Much of what Scott has said about Red Sox fans may be true, but Yankees' fans don't get a pass. Some Yankees fans make the Red Sox fans whose actions displease Scott seem gracious.