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The Baltimore Orioles put some distance between themselves and the comments slugger Luke Scott(notes) made Tuesday about the birthplace of Barack Obama (and his job performance) in Answer Man Q&A.

Statement from Greg Bader, Orioles Director of Communications:

"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."

To clarify the O's clarification, Scott didn't dispute that Obama was the president — just that he shouldn't be because:

"He was not born here," Scott said. "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. Here it is.' The man has dodged everything. He dodges questions, he doesn't answer anything."

Scott's teammate Adam Jones(notes) — with whom, it has been said, Scott enjoys lively political and social debate — Tweeted about his teammate's speech:

"Luke Scott Luke Scott Luke Scott you still my boy"

.. and ...

"whatever comments luke scott made were made by him. im his teammate and friend. besides that we have different views so thats that."

What he said.

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