Blue Jays star Bautista a 'disgrace to game', blasts Gossage


Goose Gossage has had it with these darn millennials and their bat flips, hitting out at Toronto Blue Jays star Jose Bautista.

Gossage went on an expletive-laden tirade when asked about the state of baseball on Thursday, and the MLB Hall of Fame pitcher had Bautista firmly in his sights.

Bautista became an internet sensation for his famous bat flip celebration after hitting a three-run, seventh-inning homer in game five of last season's American League Division Series, but nine-time All-Star and 1978 World Series winner Gossage is less than impressed.

"Bautista is a f****** 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 [of the New York Mets], same thing."

Gossage, who starred for the New York Yankees, added: "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****** game out. They don't know s***. A bunch of f****** nerds running the game."

Bautista responded to the 64-year-old's comments shortly afterwards, telling ESPN: "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."