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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  • The Tim Federowicz DFA expires today (Monday 6/27) .

    Arizona Phil 5 min 40 sec ago view
  • Unfortunately, Peralta is indeed an extreme flyball pitcher. Even when he was at his best (2011-14) he surrendered a lot of HR.

    He has had significantly better success versus LH hitters than versus RH hitters, thanks to a plus-splitter. So he will probably be used like a LHRP (even though he is a RHP).  

    Arizona Phil 6 min 52 sec ago view
  • "is the wind blowing out or in?"

    "in."

    "get peralta up."

    crunch 43 min 12 sec ago view
  • Joel Peralta was one of Maddon's bullpen guys in Tampa Bay.

    Arizona Phil 49 min 16 sec ago view
  • Well there is no "You go, we go" without Fowler. The last week has showed how important he is to the Cubs.

    I imagine the Cubs getting back on track once we get some DL players back, but hopefully sooner rather than later.

    chitownmvp01 1 hour 12 min ago view
  • Well, there you have it. Bullpen fixed. Time to move onto the World Series.

    Eric S 1 hour 28 min ago view
  • I hope it is Jack Leathersich.

    James Watkins 1 hour 28 min ago view
  • Hearing its Peralta....Joel Peralta? Ugh.

    Dusty Baylor 1 hour 36 min ago view
  • ERIC S: The way it was done (with no immediate corresponding roster move) makes it look disciplinary. 

    Arizona Phil 1 hour 50 min ago view
  • I guess Joe and Jedstein did not much care for Concepcion's bases clearing double yesterday - he's on his way back to Iowa per twitterverse. No corresponding call up announced yet.

    Eric S 2 hours 5 min ago view
  • Other than the NL East (Dusty!), not much cookin' on division races. I am fine with that.

    billybucks 3 hours 42 min ago view
  • I love winning! It's, like, better than losing?

    billybucks 15 hours 50 min ago view
  • LOLLYGAGGERS!

    Dusty Baylor 17 hours 13 min ago view
  • You lollygag the ball around the infield. You lollygag your way down to first. You lollygag in and out of the dugout. You know what that makes you? Larry!

    Jackstraw 19 hours 58 min ago view
  • Its too bad Warren didnt get to pitch. He would have saved us.

    The E-Man 20 hours 15 min ago view
  • Whoa -- that Contreras play in the 8th looked too much like a "Schwarber" -- nearly crashed into the wall going full speed, with Heyward doing the same.

    New rule: if you are a catcher playing LF, and find yourself sprinting after a fly ball in the gap -- stop, let the CF go after it and get ready to play it off the wall.

    billybucks 20 hours 26 min ago view