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Legendary Yankees pitcher Goose Gossage is ready to burn another bridge in retirement for the sake of baseball: by punching Rob Manfred in the face.
In an interview with USA Today’s Bob Nightengale, Hall of Fame pitcher Goose Gossage reveals what he’s been up to these days. “Nothing but burning bridges,” Gossage said, and his latest declaration proves that he’s had it with today’s MLB.
Gossage could potentially end the MLB lockout with a punch to Rob Manfred, and he’d like to stick New York Yankees executive Brian Cashman in a trash can.
Goose Gossage wants to punch Rob Manfred
Gossage went into detail for his disdain for Manfred, revealing that he’s been wanting to punch Manfred since last year’s Hall of Fame induction ceremony.
“I hate that mother (expletive)” Gossage told USA Today. “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.”
Gossage is also opposed to the fact that David Ortiz will be inducted into the Hall of Fame due to his use of PED in 2003.
“They’re all phonies to me,” Gossage said of those who used PED during their careers, including Ortiz, Roger Clemens, and Barry Bonds.
Gossage cites a multitude of factors that have ruined the game of baseball for him, including the MLB management “puppets”, the “glorified babysitter” coaches, and today’s players who lack the game’s fundamentals.
“It breaks my heart to see what has happened to this game,” Gossage said. “They tore my heart out and cut it up… They ruined the game. I can’t even watch a baseball game.”
The man Gossage holds responsible for this and for literally stopping the game with the lockout is Rob Manfred. Although Gossage held back during his Hall of Fame ceremony, if Manfred continues to ruin the game, Gossage may be the only hope of ending the lockout with a knockout.