Duck, duck, Goose?
Rich “Goose” Gossage was elected into the Hall of Fame. Gossage appeared on 86% of the ballots but what I do not get is why? Did they just want someone elected in 2008 to take the attention away from Barry Bonds’ subpoena, the Mitchell Report, and Jose Canseco’s next book due out by Spring Training? I mean, “Goose” is 17th all-time on the saves list behind such legends as Rob Nenn and Jose Mesa. In his best season he saved 33 games. Bobby Thigpen crapped all over Goose in 1990. Hey, at least he reached double digits in wins 4 times in his career…4 times in 22 seasons.
Congratulations, Mr. Gossage!