We know certain things are inevitable. Death, taxes, A-Rod seeking the spotlight and Goose Gossage ripping young players.
Brian Heyman covered the Hall of Famers press conference today and files this report:
Former Yankees closer Goose Gossage took a shot at Bostonâ€™s Jonathan Papelbon for wanting to close last nightâ€™s game at Mariano Riveraâ€™s place of business, which is going out of business at the end of the season.
“I donâ€™t know how he gets off where he should close,” said Gossage, who will inducted into the Hall of Fame on July 27. “Iâ€™m sure … if the shoe was on the other foot where they were in Fenway and it would be the farewell to Fenway, Mariano wouldnâ€™t be saying, “I should be closing out there.â€™ ”
Apparently after realizing how dopey he looked yesterday, Papelbon told the Boston media he really did want River to close. Too little, too late.