"Nobody could tell me how the role of the relief pitcher changed because I did all the jobs," Gossage said. "The closers today are so dominant in that role that people kind of forgot what we used to do, the number of innings that we pitched, the jams we used to come into. Now, it takes three guys to do what we used to do. We were kind of abused."I cut him some slack on this back when he was being unfairly excluded from the Hall, but can someone please tell Gossage that he's in already and that he can stop the fogeyish lobbying?
Tuesday, May 13, 2008
Back in MY day . . .
The Goose, quoted as he toured Cooperstown for the first time as a Hall of Famer: