Memories of Goose
Having competed against Rich Gossage at Bonny Park in Colorado Springs for many summers as a kid, I have closely followed his career (Making Hay, Sept. 12). Knowing that he may not come back next season makes me realize how special those years were, not only for myself but for anyone who was fortunate enough to play with or against him.
BRIAN MCLAUGHLIN, Sunrise, Flu.
As a lifelong Yankee fan, I grew up idolizing Goose Gossage. His fierce competitive spirit and love for the game personify what a ballplayer's attitude should be. With few exceptions, that breed of player appears to be extinct.
RAYMOND KIM, Cohoes, N.Y.