Ok, enough already about Bautista’s ALDS Game 5 7th inning bat flip. I mean, it was an iconic moment. Do the haters really believe that tossing the bat a little higher than usual after hitting the biggest homerun of your career during the biggest game of your career-to-date makes you a ‘f—ing disgrace’? I think it’s disgraceful for an old man like Goose Gossage, a Hall of Famer, a would-be role model, to be throwing the f-word around like that ranting like he’d been drinking all night.
“Bautista is a f—ing disgrace to the game…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. Cespedes, same thing.”
He also attacks the ‘nerds’,
“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—.”
I would have no trouble letting my toddler see Bautista’s bat flip, but I wouldn’t love him watching a 10 minute long, expletive filled tirade, no matter what he’s talking about. I mean there’s so much that happens on the diamond…crotch-grabbing and fights in the dugout. And a beautifully executed bat flip is the worst thing? Please…
I mean, what an awesome shot right? (I even got Canada’s Team for Christmas).