Tuesday, January 8, 2008
The Goose is finally loose!
Goose Gossage finally elected to Baseball Hall of Fame
I remember when Goose played for the Rangers in 1991. He struck out three of the first four batters he faced in his first game. He picked up his 308th save to preserve Nolan Ryan's 308th career win later in the season. One of those strange coincidences that makes the game of baseball so great.
This is a long time coming. Goose helped change the way the game is played, and without him, the modern day one inning closer doesn't exist. That means no Lee Smith, no Mariano Rivera, no Trevor Hoffman, no second half to Dennis Eckersley's career.
Congrats to the Goose!