It was earlier that Bryce Harper came out to call baseball a “tired” game that is hampered by the many unwritten rules that seem to kill the fun the game could have. You knew it would rattle some chains in the baseball establishment, but it was really surprising to see the old guard addressing the issue so soon. What’s not surprising is the tone that goes along with it.
Goose Gossage opened up with ESPN on the state of the game and his thoughts on the antics of players like Harper, Yoenis Cespedes, and Jose Bautista. The latter got the brunt of Gossage’s criticism, with plenty of colorful language thrown into the mix:
“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.”