In his screed earlier today, The Times-Picayune columnist Jeff Duncan claimed Phillies fans booed hand transplant recipient Matthew Scott when he threw out the first pitch at a game in 1999:
In 1999, they booed Matthew Scott, the first person in the United States to receive a hand transplant, after he dribbled the ceremonial opening pitch at a Phillies game with his weakened new hand.
Here is that pitch. Listen carefully for the boos.
Hear anything, Horton?
Nope.[The Delco Times actually had a good piece about this very same accusation in 2011. It comes from a GQ article, from which Duncan undoubtedly got his material. Scott wasn’t booed in Philadelphia. He was booed in Cincinnati.]