You can’t spell “As Goes Egos Go” without Goose Gossage.
“If they elect known cheaters into the Hall of Fame, I am not sure I would go back. It hurts me to even think about it,” Gossage told The Denver Post. “But cheaters should absolutely not be in the Hall of Fame. You are telling me we are going to reward these guys? Are you (expletive) kidding me? What is going on in this world? Right is right. Wrong is wrong.”
...“If they get in, what does that tell our kids and everybody else? What message does that send?” said Gossage, the only native Coloradan in the Hall of Fame after receiving 85.8 percent of the vote following his career that included 310 saves. “They say there wouldn’t be a Hall of Fame without PEDs? I completely disagree. No cheaters. Period.”
...Gossage will be watching closely. As he repeatedly failed to gain entrance into the Hall of Fame, he began to believe he’d never make it. Now, the idea of never making it back to Cooperstown is becoming similarly unsettling.
“I try not to live in a glass house,” Gossage said. “Who’s to say if I was injured and HGH was available to me that I wouldn’t have taken it. But I didn’t. If I had, I would like to believe I would fess up and suffer the consequences, meaning no Hall of Fame.
“The most sacred records in the game were broken. They aren’t taking those away from them. The only thing left for a paddle is the election to the Hall of Fame. If they get in, then the Hall of Fame wouldn’t mean a thing. I really don’t know how I could go back.”
Posted: January 06, 2013 at 03:19 AM | 164 comment(s)
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