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NEW YORK - Goose Gossage can understand why some players would try steroids. Henrik Sedin Jersey . With major-league salaries so high, finding a way to extend a career is an awfully tempting proposition. "Chances are, I probably would have done it, too," Gossage said Wednesday. That doesnt mean baseballs newest Hall of Famer is giving Roger Clemens and Barry Bonds a free pass on their alleged use of performance-enhancing drugs. Whether throwing a fastball or speaking his mind, Gossage has never been one to let up - and hes not about to start. "Ive been in that situation, trying to prolong my career with the money that was out there to be made at this time in baseball. I cant sit here and say that I would not have done it," he said. "But had I done it, Im going to face the consequences. And the consequences are, that whether they belong in the Hall of Fame or not, the records cant stand. "These guys downplay the significance of steroids. Dont even go there. I dont buy it at all," Gossage added at a news conference. "These guys are getting better the older they get? Nah. The body doesnt work that way. And baseball is a young mans game." After being passed over eight times, Gossage was finally elected to the Hall of Fame on Tuesday, becoming only the fifth reliever to receive baseballs highest honour. He pitched for nine big-league teams from 1972-94, but the Hall will depict him wearing a New York Yankees cap on his plaque. "I was hoping, but I still didnt know until just now," said Gossage, who earned his only World Series title with the 1978 Yankees. "There was nothing like pitching in New York. .. Getting to play for the Yankees was kind of an out-of-body experience." Years from now, Clemens could join Gossage in Cooperstown. That seems uncertain, though, after Clemens was the biggest star implicated in last months Mitchell Report on doping in baseball. The Rocket has repeatedly denied the allegations, and he was defiant Monday at a news conference in Houston filled with potential Hall of Fame voters from the Baseball Writers Association of America. "You keep your vote," Clemens said. "I dont need the Hall of Fame to justify that I put my butt on the line and I worked my tail off, and I defy anybody to say I did it by cheating or taking any shortcuts, OK?" How did that sit with Gossage, who had an agonizing wait on the ballot? "I dont know that thats really what he meant," Gossage said. "I cant imagine Roger saying that to begin with, because I know the Hall of Fame means everything to all of us. I think he was getting frustrated up there. "Hes fighting for his career, his whole life right now, as far as public opinion and the admiration that hes gotten. I said this before, that Roger always liked a lot of attention. Well, hes getting plenty of attention now for sure." Much of the information in the Mitchell Report linking Clemens to steroids and human growth hormone came from his former trainer, Brian McNamee. Clemens, a seven-time Cy Young Award winner who ranks eighth in major league history with 354 career wins, filed a defamation lawsuit against McNamee and gave a TV interview in which the pitcher said McNamee injected him only with vitamin B-12 and the painkiller lidocaine. Both have been asked to appear before Congress at a hearing on Feb. 13. "Thats why I think that hes fighting so hard to keep his reputation in tact is because of the Hall of Fame. Thats just my opinion," Gossage said, referring to Clemens. "I think where the frustration comes in is the possibility of not going into the Hall of Fame is tremendous." The 56-year-old Gossage, his famous Fu Manchu moustache now grey, will be inducted July 27 along with five men elected last month by the revamped Veterans Committee: former commissioner Bowie Kuhn, former Dodgers owner Walter OMalley, managers Dick Williams and Billy Southworth and ex-Pirates owner Barney Dreyfuss. Gossage got his nickname because he stuck his neck way out like a goose while peering in to his catcher for the sign, and he definitely likes to have fun. In addition to his Hall of Fame news conference Wednesday, he read the Top Ten List on the "Late Show with David Letterman." Alexander Edler Jersey . The worlds top-ranked mens doubles tennis player has won Olympic gold, a career Grand Slam and dozens of titles on the ATP Tour, the latest coming Sunday when he teamed with Nenad Zimonjic to win the Rogers Cup. Joe Namath Jets Jersey . Okposo, the seventh overall pick in the 2006 NHL Entry Draft, has been playing with the Islanders AHL affiliate, the Bridgeport Sound Tigers and has collected eight goals and 16 assists in 29 games played. Alexander Mogilny Jersey . - The Medicine Hat Tigers got production from all four lines and solid goaltending from 17-year-old Tyler Bunz to beat the Tri-City Americans 6-1 in Western Hockey League action Wednesday. Martin Brodeur Jersey . Roger Federer of Switzerland returns a shot to Taylor Dent of the US during their match at the Sony Ericsson Open tennis tournament in Key Biscayne, Florida, March 31, 2009. [Agencies] Dent, returning to the main tour after a career-threatening injury in 2007, showed plenty of fight but was never in danger of upsetting the Swiss right-hander, who won 83 percent of first service points. Alexandre Burrows Jersey . Such action, expected to last until the end of the year, has been long overdue. The top judicial organ has put the finger on the pie as far as dealing with public angst over irresponsible or indifferent local governments is concerned. Chinese people need not only affluence, but also a real feeling of security and a greater sense of equality to be truly happy Happiness is based on security. It is unimaginable that someone lacking a sense of security can enjoy a sustained happy experience. So, if we turn that around, a sense of security is perhaps an effective way to examine Chinese peoples sense of happiness. Francis L.K. Hsu, the noted anthropologist who wrote extensively on the interaction between Chinese and United States cultures, pointed out, in his research on cross-cultural communication, that everyone has two worlds, the inner world of his heart and the outside world. Different cultural psychological temperaments control a nations understanding and its experiencing of happiness. According to Hsu, going too far or falling short in either the inner world or outer world will cause a great sense of insecurity for Chinese people. But US citizens are egotistical, so they demonstrate their individuality through their conquering nature or pursuit of material wealth. Social resentments against the rich and corrupt, and distributive equalization are both manifestations of an old Chinese saying what matterss is not wanting but unfairness, which is in line with the basic psychological characteristics of Chinese people. Matt Light Jersey. When we conducted field research on a private enterprise in Anhui province, an enterprise owner told us frankly that he adhered strictly to the principles of three hides: hide wisdom, hide personal influence and hide wealth. An old adage still functions today, demonstrating the stability and practicality of culture psychology. Poverty cannot produce a sense of happiness, not only because of the hardships, but also because of societys coldness and discrimination against the poor. But riches cant ensure happiness either, because wealthy people are supposed to shoulder more social and economic responsibilities. If they fail to fulfill their social obligations, as expected by the public, they will face increasing social pressure or even hatred. Robbing the rich to assist the poor was long regarded as moral behavior to realize social justice in China. This mentality still exists in modern Chinese society, generating insecurity for those better off.    Previous Page 1 2 Next Page      Previous Page 1 2 Next Page   ' ' '

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