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Goose Gossage rips Papelbon

Posted by: Peter Abraham - Posted in Misc on Jul 15, 2008 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post


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 Boston’s Jonathan Papelbon for wanting to close last night’s game at Mariano Rivera’s place of business, which is going out of business at the end of the season.

“I don’t know how he gets off where he should close,” said Gossage, who will inducted into the Hall of Fame on July 27. “I’m sure … if the shoe was on the other foot where they were in Fenway and it would be the farewell to Fenway, Mariano wouldn’t be saying, “I should be closing out there.’ ”


Apparently after realizing how dopey he looked yesterday, Papelbon told the Boston media he really did want River to close. Too little, too late.




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