January 11, 2008
Goose Gossage Does "Top Ten"on David Letterman
Goose won't have a career in standup, but he sure had a great career as a relief pitcher.
Only this week, I learned that Gossage never got along with manager Billy Martin.
When Gossage came to the Yankees in 1978, Martin ordered Gossage to hit Billy Sample of the Texas Rangers in the first spring training game. Gossage refused, and Martin always held that against him.
This incident tells me all I need to know about the difference between a genuine tough guy like Rich Gossage and a drunken sissy like Billy Martin.
Congratulations, Rich Gossage, Hall of Famer.