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I had set the standard for my style of relief pitching so high that when I came back to the rest of the pack, everybody said I was done. I was so aggressive on the mound and thought I could throw the ball by anyone. I was so high up there in terms of how I went about my job and being overpowering.

Richard Michael "Goose" Gossage
Chicago White Sox
Relief Pitcher

The first year was weird. I knew I was just there to talk to pitchers and not step on any toes. I could feel my adrenaline start to flow in about the sixth inning. I had to tell myself, "What the hell are you getting excited about? You're not going anywere, big boy. Just go sign some autographs." I was still programmed.

After years of late-inning pitching out of the bullpen, describing his first experiences as a Bullpen Coach

Richard Michael "Goose" Gossage
Chicago White Sox
Relief Pitcher

Hitting in a game is no different than hitting in a home run contest. It pisses me off to say Barry Bonds is the greatest hitter. He's playing in a wussy era. The game is soft. You never get thrown at today. Last thing a hitter has to worry about today is getting hit. The first thing Hank Aaron had to worry about is: Am I going to survive this at-bat because I'm black.

January 11, 2006
Richard Michael "Goose" Gossage
Chicago White Sox
Relief Pitcher

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