Five quick links to start your day ...
1. Before he delivered his induction speech on Sunday, Goose Goosage held court with reporters on Saturday and said there was too much "loving" between players on opposite sides of the field.
From the Chicago Tribune:
"[Former White Sox manager] Chuck Tanner would grab you, slam you up against a locker and say, 'What are you doing talking to those guys?'." Gossage said. "'They aren't your friends. They're trying to take food off your table.' There was no fraternizing.''
With that in mind, consider the news that Alex Rodriguez and David Ortiz broke bread on Saturday night, right in the middle of the key Red Sox-Yankees series. Goose has a problem with stuff like that and if you ask me, the teammates of A-Rod and Big Papi should, too. [New York Post]
2. If you watch only one baseball video today, this should be the one: For some reason, Shane Victorino responds to every question asked by saying, "Oh no questions asked." Confused? Yeah, so is Shane. [The Fightins']
3. The annual Hall of Fame Game is still canceled. [NYT Bats Blog]
4. So Joe Morgan misses Sunday Night Baseball because of the ceremonies in Cooperstown and ESPN replaces him with
Orel Hershisher The Joker? [The Sports Hernia]