© by Gerald So | geraldso.blogspot.com | 9:00 A.M.
Longtime MLB relief pitcher Rich "Goose" Gossage has made headlines with profanity-laced remarks about current players flashier shows of personality (bat-flipping, homerun celebration...) and whether today's players should be allowed to "dictate this game".
While I don't like what some players do, current players and society always influence sports. As much as I admire past players, once they retire, they no longer have direct impact on the games. Even longtime, current coaches have been shown to lose touch with the games.
Anything that doesn't change risks being left behind by everything that does.