Choice quotes from the ESPN article on athletes and their little friends (hat tip to Can’t Stop the Bleeding, which got to these first):
"An athlete gets paid a lot of money," he said. "And someone who is after that, a thief, a mugger or someone who steals from people, they are taking a chance with the law that if they get caught, they are going to jail or face some other problem."
With a broad smile, he added, "In my case, you are going to get shot."
"Last year, we had a lot of people come in from New Orleans to Houston shortly after Hurrican Katrina. There were a lot of people walking the streets. I knew my surroundings. I wasn't in that good of a part of town and it was 1 o'clock in the morning," Scott said. "I was by myself and no one was around. I just took my gun and put it right there."
Scott lifted his shirt to reveal his handgun tucked down the front of his pants, the handle slightly visible.
"I saw this guy about 30 feet away. I'm just watching him, minding my own business and, as he approached me, I said, 'Can I help you with something?' Just like that."
Reenacting the incident, Scott demonstrated how he lifted his shirt to reveal his Glock.
Okay then! When the Astros visit the Mets this season, I'm staying indoors.