No Longer A Goose Egg

The Hall of Fame vote was announced, and for the third time in four years a Cub makes it in. No, not Andre Dawson or Lee Smith, but Goose Gossage, who donned the blue pinstripes for one season in 1988.

No one will be joining Goose from the writer's ballot, Jim Rice was the closest with 72.2% of the vote, just 14 votes shy. Dawson saw a 10% surge in his numbers to 65.9% of the vote and Lee Smith got 43.3% of the vote. Others with Cubs ties were current coach Alan Trammell who got 18.2% of the vote and Rod Beck, who got just 2 votes, and Shawon Dunston, who someone gave a mercy vote too. Beck and Dunston didn't get the requisite 5% to stay on next year's ballot.

I also need to note the apalling 24.3% that Tim Raines received. Way to do your homework voters!

Congrats to Goose Gossage and hopefully the momentum will continue next year for Dawson.

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  • Time for Mr. Oh to get some save chances.

    Newport 13 min 44 sec ago view
  • Rosenthal does it again! Comes in with a 3-1 lead in the 9th -- double, BB, HR...ballgame.

    Very nice win last nice -- could have caved in after the bottom of the first. It would be OK if guys stopped getting hurt, and if SF would lose a few.

    billybucks 3 hours 12 min ago view
  • Awesome. It wasn't long ago that he was kind of the best prospect coming through the system.

    Old and Blue 5 hours 7 min ago view
  • QuietMan 16 hours 19 min ago view
  • Javy's grunge dive into the stands for the popup was awesome - the hitting into the double play not so much

    Eric S 16 hours 48 min ago view
  • Third time I've tried to post this (forgive me if it winds up appearing three times)

    Junior Lake, batting 9th and playing RF for the Blue Jays...

    Transmission 17 hours 43 sec ago view
  • *That was a fun HALF inning.

    Brick 18 hours 5 min ago view
  • this game is no longer awesome.

    crunch 18 hours 5 min ago view
  • he did...it was awesome.

    crunch 18 hours 14 min ago view
  • I'm pretty sure that Len called Bryant's home run a Brexit.

    Old and Blue 18 hours 15 min ago view
  • everyone but heyward with a hit and a 3 run lead with coghlan on 3rd through 5 batters. hell yeah.

    okay, this is just silly. 19 pitches in, 1 out, 4 runs in, men on 1st and 2nd...hendricks up to bunt.

    ...and almora contributes the final out. that was a fun inning.

    crunch 18 hours 18 min ago view
  • this game is awesome already.

    also, there's a lot of cubs fans in the park tonight.

    crunch 18 hours 26 min ago view
  • Clearly, Joe Maddon is a Lineup Wizzard.

    Transmission 18 hours 26 min ago view
  • "Cubs manager Joe Maddon said Friday that Anthony Rizzo (back) is feeling better and it's "possible" the first baseman could return to the lineup Saturday."

    crunch 19 hours 49 min ago view
  • Maddon shore isn't afraid to bat a rookie 4th in the order.

    Old and Blue 21 hours 5 min ago view
  • how many pairs of dice did dusty leave hidden around the park when he left the cubs?

    crunch 21 hours 59 min ago view