My first little league glove was a Goose Gossage model. He's in the Hall of Fame, the only player elected this season. Jim Rice just missed. In 1978, Goose pitched the final 2 2/3 innings to save the Yankee win in game 162. He didn't pitch especially well, allowing 2 runs on 5 hits, but he avoided blowing it. In the 8th inning he allowed 4 hits to the first 5 men he faced, the one out was Jim Rice. In the 9th inning, down by one with 2 runners on, Rice again flew out to right. A hit in either situation and today's vote might have been different. Glad to look back on a time when the good guys won, and congratulations, Goose.
As for my previous post, Tim Raines is now the best outfielder eligible for the HOF and passed over at least once. My new OF is Evans, Smith, and Raines. Dawson gets bumped to 4th outfielder status, as I'm not a fan of the DH.