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Goose Gossage criticized for saying ‘nerds’ have ruined baseball

This was the general reaction to Goose Gossage’s rant.
This was the general reaction to Goose Gossage’s rant.

Who knew that Thursday would be a referendum on Major League Baseball?

First, it was Bryce Harper telling ESPN the sport needing to allow more individual expression. A short while later, former Yankees star relief pitcher Goose Gossage telling ESPN the game has become a “freaking joke because of the nerds who are running it.”

Here is more:

“I’ll tell you what has happened, these guys played rotisserie baseball at Harvard or wherever the (expletive) they went and they thought they figured the (expletive) game out. They don’t know (expletive) .

“A bunch of (expletive) nerds running the game. You can’t slide into second base. You can’t take out the (expletive) catcher because (Buster) Posey was in the wrong position and they are going to change all the rules. You can’t pitch inside anymore.”

There is even more “insight” from Gossage, who also ripped Toronto’s Jose Bautista for his bat flip, you can read here.

There were many, many angry old man jokes:

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