The Baseball Hall of Fame finally selected Goose to join the Bambino, the Say Hey Kid, and The Duke. His bust will now adorn the same hallowed halls that hold the Yankee Clipper, the Splended Splinter, Mickey, and Hammerin' Hank.
Unfortunately, they got the wrong one.
Instead of electing Goose Gossage, the famous relief pitcher, they elected Goose Tatum, former basketball player for the Harlem Globetrotters. A paperwork snafu involving spell check is being blamed for the mix-up.
The Reverend Al Sharpton was quick to point out that any attempt to remove Tatum from the Baseball Hall of Fame will be seen as racially motivated (Tatum is black, while Gossage is white) and will bring down the wrath of him and his followers. "I see lootin' goin' down if they tries to take a Black Man from his rightful place!"
When told that Tatum's rightful place were more likely in the Basketball Hall of Fame (as he never played professional baseball), Sharpton quickly replied that "if he ain't there, we protestin' too!"