On Thursday's SI Now, MLB Hall of Famer Goose Gossage reflects on photos from the Pine Tar Game in honor of the 30th anniversary of the incident.
On July 24, 1983, the Kansas City Royals' George Brett hit a ninth-inning home run against the New York Yankees that would become the most controversial homer in baseball history. Here is an oral history of the Pine Tar Game.
USA Today columnist Bob Nightengale’s piece reported some disgruntled takes from some baseball greats like Goose Gossage, Pete Rose, Lou Pinella and Chicago Cubs manager Joe Maddon. Gossage summed it up best saying, “I can’t watch these games anymore. “It’s not baseball. It’s unwatchable. A lot of the strategy of the game, the beauty of the game, it’s all gone.” With analytics running the sport and a drop in attendance, SI Now hosts Robin Lundberg and Amy Campbell weigh in on the Hall of Famer’s comments.