Goose Gossage was elected to the Hall of Fame two winters ago. The man had a really solid career in relief, and I’m not here to slight his candidacy (not only would it be just a little poorly timed, it’d be totally irrelevant).
The real issue with Goose and the Hall of Fame is a quote from the mustachioed reliever that came out in reference to the recent brouhaha involving Mark McGwire’s admission of PED use.
“I definitely think that they cheated. And what does the Hall consist of? Integrity. Cheating is not part of integrity.”
The “they” Goosage is referring to is players of the “Steroid Era” in the 90s and early 2000s. They part that’s missing from inclusion in “they” are the players who are already in the Hall that are known cheaters.