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Goose Gossage eviscerates Jose Bautista, baseball 'nerds' in profane rant

at Clark Sports Center during the Baseball Hall of Fame induction ceremony on July 27, 2014 in Cooperstown, New York. Glavine won 305 games and two National League Cy Young awards during his 22 year career. Maddux won 355 games and four consecutive National League Cy Young awards (1992-95) during his 23 year career. Thomas hit 521 home runs and won two American League Most Valuable Player awards during his 19 year career. Cox managed for 29 seasons with 2,504 victories and won five National League pennants and the 1995 World Series with the Atlanta Braves. La Russa managed for 33 seasons with 2,728 victories and led his teams to six pennants and three Worls Series titles. Torre managed for 29 seasons with 2,326 victories and led the New York Yankees to six American League pennants and four World Series titles.

at Clark Sports Center during the Baseball Hall of Fame induction ceremony on July 27, 2014 in Cooperstown, New York. Glavine won 305 games and two National League Cy Young awards during his 22 year career. Maddux won 355 games and four consecutive National League Cy Young awards (1992-95) during his 23 year career. Thomas hit 521 home runs and won two American League Most Valuable Player awards during his 19 year career. Cox managed for 29 seasons with 2,504 victories and won five National League pennants and the 1995 World Series with the Atlanta Braves. La Russa managed for 33 seasons with 2,728 victories and led his teams to six pennants and three Worls Series titles. Torre managed for 29 seasons with 2,326 victories and led the New York Yankees to six American League pennants and four World Series titles.

On the same day Washington Nationals superstar Bryce Harper was celebrated by fans for taking stand against baseball's silly unwritten rules, Hall of Fame pitcher Goose Gossage ripped Jose Bautista for flipping his bat and condemned the "nerds running the game" in an expletive-laced rant.

In a wide-ranging interview with ESPN, the 64-year-old criticized modern relievers for pitching fewer innings than he did, railed against Ryan Braun and other steroid users, and blasted baseball executives who rely on analytics.

"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 [expletive] they went and they thought they figured the [expletive] game out. They don't know [expletive].

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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.... I'd like to knock some of these [expletive] on their [expletive] and see how they would do against pitchers in the old days."

Gossage also shared some harsh words for Toronto Blue Jays star Jose Bautista, who electrified baseball with a colossal bat flip in Game 5 of a thrilling ALDS last year.

"Bautista is a [expletive] 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."