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Shocker: current Hall of Famers happy no one got elected yesterday

Jan 10, 2013, 8:23 AM EDT

Gossage

This Associated Press report is full of living Hall of Famers crowing about yesterday’s Hall of Fame shutout. I won’t quote Goose Gossage because just about everyone in the planet has run his over-the-top rebop by now. Do remember, however, that prior to his induction Gossage believed that the Hall of Fame should open its doors to everyone and since his induction he basically thinks only he, Babe Ruth and maybe Willie Mays belong.

Other Hall of Famers, however, were just as pleased as Gossage. Take Al Kaline, for instance:

“I’m kind of glad that nobody got in this year,” Kaline said. “I feel honored to be in the Hall of Fame. And I would’ve felt a little uneasy sitting up there on the stage, listening to some of these new guys talk about how great they were.”

His later comments in the article make it clear that his discomfort is due to PEDs, but that doesn’t explain why watching Craig Biggio — a guy, like Kaline, who hung on and got 3,000 hits — would upset him so.

Dennis Eckersley joined the chorus too:

 

Seems right. Guys who are suspected of PEDs are bad. Almost as bad as players who make 13 year-old kids buy pot for them and then defend their actions by saying “I don’t recall anything from over 20 years ago. That’s what I’m sticking to.”  Really: the baseball writers had no problem with the character of a guy who turned teenage team employees into drug mules and then offered a statement that makes Barry Bonds’ flaxseed oil story seem like the Sermon on the Mount, but Mike Piazza and Jeff Bagwell get blackballed because they heard a guy say that he knew a guy who says that maybe they used steroids once.

It’s all too much. So thank God for Juan Marichal, who won’t play along with this nonsense:

“I think that they have been unfair to guys who were never found guilty of anything. Their stats define them as immortals. That’s the reality and that cannot be denied … What we’re witnessing here is innocent people paying for the sinners.”

Look Juan, you have to understand: there is a price to be paid to keep Goose Gossage happy, and we should all just accept that, OK?

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  1. omniusprime - Jan 11, 2013 at 9:24 AM

    If scum like Goose Gossage can make it in the Hall of Shame then yeah he’s right, anyone should be allowed to enter the decrepit hall. What’s really needed is to replace all the scum who get to pick who gets in. A total travesty that no one got chosen for induction, Mike Piazza certainly belongs in the hall if Goose is in. I’m glad the clowns who make the selection were smart enough to leave out the obvious PED cheaters like Bonds and Clemens but to say not one past player deserves induction is so much BS!

  2. stercuilus65 - Jan 17, 2013 at 11:05 AM

    Sun comes up in the East and Craig continues his sniveling whines about the HOF!

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