- Hall of Famer Rich “Goose” Gossage wants to punch MLB commissioner Rob Manfred in the face.
- He also says he would like to stuff New York Yankees general manager Brian Cashman into a trash can.
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Rich “Goose” Gossage is about as old school as someone can get when it comes to the game of baseball these days.
He played back when closers, or firemen as they were then called, came into the game when a team was in a tight spot, regardless of what inning it was. They also stayed in the game and finished it out, even if it meant going three, four, or five innings.
He pitched for 22 years, from 1972 to 1994, and racked up 310 saves with the White Sox, Pirates, Yankees, Padres, Cubs, and Giants.
And he is not happy with the current state of Major League Baseball, especially its commissioner Rob Manfred and New York Yankees general manager Brian Cashman.
Gossage went off on those subjects and more in a new interview published on Tuesday by USA Today.
“People ask me all of the time what I’m doing these days and I tell them, ‘Nothing but burning bridges,'” Gossage said.
Hall of Famer Goose Gossage wants to punch MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred, stick Brian Cashman in a trash can, and more….https://t.co/d82ZHCIN7m
— Bob Nightengale (@BNightengale) February 22, 2022
“I hate that mother [expletive],” Gossage says about MLB commissioner Rob Manfred. “You know how much I hate him? I called [Hall of Fame chairman] Jane Forbes Clark before the induction last year and said, ‘Jane, I don’t know where you stand with this guy, but I may punch Rob Manfred right in the [expletive] nose and spatter his [expletive] nose all over his [expletive] face right in the lobby of your hotel.”
Goose also has no love for Cashman, saying, “I was going to pick him up one day in the clubhouse, and throw him head-first in a trash can. All you would have seen is his feet. And there’s nothing he could have done about it.”
Goose Gossage basically has a problem with everyone in MLB
He wasn’t done there though. Gossage also isn’t happy with players like David Ortiz getting into the Hall of Fame.
“These guys have already been rewarded monetarily. They’re laughing all of the way to the bank on something that enhanced their performance. Come on, you don’t break the greatest record of all time (Hank Aaron’s 755 home run record) having the best years of your career when you’re in your 40s,” he said, referring to those who have been accused of or admitted to using PEDs. “They’re all phonies to me.”
“It breaks my heart to see what has happened to this game,” Gossage added, referring to what he calls MLB management “puppets,” coaches who are “glorified babysitters,” and players who don’t even know the fundamentals of the game. “They tore my heart out and cut it up… They ruined the game. I can’t even watch a baseball game.”
One thing is for certain, Goose Gossage wasn’t lying when he said he was “burning bridges.”
Baseball fans, as they always do, had thoughts.
Goose also feels he was just and right when he nearly killed Ron Cey by throwing 100mph and hitting him in the head. pic.twitter.com/hSH1wj0HLu— Ed Raue (@Edraue) February 22, 2022
All of a sudden, I became a huge Goose Gossage fan! Go Goose!— Matt Pasco (@mpasco26) February 22, 2022
Goose hates everything.. he's gonna be right a couple times— Rollin Skinner (@RSinsights) February 22, 2022
Everybody wants to punch Rob Manfred in the face— America's Least Wanted 🇮🇱 (@TexasRebelMan) February 22, 2022
You’re giving this known tool a national platform again? Why?— andrew reynolds (@cuziwuzinverted) February 22, 2022