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Hall of Famer Goose Gossage Rips Jose Bautista, Calls Him a 'Disgrace to the Game'


Not everyone is happy with the direction the MLB is going. Some want it to be a little more fun and expressive, others feel the complete opposite.

Hall of Fame reliever Goose Gossage called the game's most-known stars, Jose Bautista, a "disgrace to the game." The old school player didn't stop there, and went on to say that "nerds" were turning the game of baseball into a joke.

"Bautista is a f—ing disgrace to the game," Gossage said to ESPN. "He's embarrassing to all the Latin players, whoever played before him. Throwing his bat and acting like a fool, like all those guys in Toronto. Yoenis Cespedes, same thing."

Cespedes had the best response. 

Baseball has always been known as an "old man" sport, leaning heavily on tradition and memories of the past so when players try to bring their own flavor to the mix, they aren't often met with open arms.

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Once Bautista heard of Gossage's unkind words, he remained calm in his reply.

"He's a great ambassador for the game," Bautista said. "I don't agree with him. I'm disappointed that he made those comments, but I'm not going to get into it with him. I would never say anything about him, no matter what he said about me. I have too much good stuff to worry about his comments. Today is my first game [of the spring], getting ready for a new season; hopefully, we will whoop some more ass."

Gossage didn't stop there, he went on to talk about the people who haven't played in the major league running the game these days.

"It is a joke," Gossage said. "The game is becoming a freaking joke because of the nerds who are running it. I'll tell you what has happened, these guys played rotisserie baseball at Harvard or wherever the f— they went and they figured the f—ing game out. They don't know s—t. A bunch of f—ing nerds running the game. You can't slide into second base. You can't take out the f—ing catch because [Buster] Posey was in the wrong position and they are going to change all the rules. I'd like to knock some of these f—ers on their ass and see how they would do against pitchers in the old days."

The hot takes didn't stop there. 

"Ryan Braun is a f—ing steroid user," Gossage continued. "He gets a standing ovation on Opening Day in Milwaukee. How do you explain that to your kid after throwing people under the bus and lying through his f—ing teeth?"

Bryce Harper recently said "baseball's tired" because you can't express yourself and really have fun with the game. After hearing Gossage's comments, Harper may have a point.