Blue Jays: Goose Gossage, stuck in the 1920s, bashes Bautista

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New York Yankees Hall of Fame reliever Goose Gossage spoke his mind on Jose Bautista Thursday. Logic and open-mindedness were not included in the offering

There is no greater tragedy than the sight of a baseball player showing emotion. Just ask Goose Gossage.

The former Yankees reliever and Hall of Famer had some rather choice words for Blue Jays star Jose Bautista on Thursday that have re-ignited the conversation around baseball.

“Bautista is a f—ing disgrace to the game,” Gossage told 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.”

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Well reasoned. Unbiased. Heck, I’d go as far as calling it charming.

After hearing of the comments, Bautista, true to form, took the high road with one hand (well, specifically one finger) out the window.

“He’s a great ambassador for the game. 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 wasn’t done there, however, as he also graced the baseball world with his opinion on analytics.\n
“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 thought they figured the f—ing game out. They don’t know s—.”