The New York Yankees are not inviting Goose Gossage to attend spring training this year, and the Hall of Fame closer clearly isn’t happy with Brian Cashman.
The outspoken Gossage blasted Cashman in an expletive-laced rant to the New York Daily News, saying he isn’t “a big fan” of the longtime Yankees general manager.
“Well, with power, is that what happens to you, you turn into a f—ing a–h—,” Gossage told the Daily News, in reference to Cashman. “Is that it? I don’t know.”
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Gossage told the paper that he had a falling out with Cashman during spring training. Gossage said that he asked the GM why their relationship had soured but that Cashman “didn’t answer … he didn’t say a word.”
Gossage, 66, has made headlines in recent years for making controversial comments at Yankees spring training. He said last year that it was “insulting” to him to be compared to Mariano Rivera because he pitched multiple innings per outing while Rivera was utilized primarily as a one-inning closer.
Gossage also ruffled feathers in 2016 when he called former Blue Jays slugger Jose Bautista a “f—ing disgrace to the game” and blasted analytics-inclined executives as a “bunch of f—ing nerds running the game.”
Gossage recorded 310 career saves and was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2008. He was the closer for the Yankees’ World Series-winning team in 1978.