Tuesday, May 5, 2009

The Goose is loose!

Major League Baseball Hall of Fame relief pitcher Rich "Goose" Gossage made a special appearance at the Colorado Springs Cheyenne Mountain Station.

Gossage, a popular hometown Colorado Springs here, was elected to the Hall of Fame last year.

He is also a regular customer at the station.

Letter carriers Peggy Johnson and Frank Fiore, and Customer Relations Coordinator Ron Perry coordinated the event.

Cheyenne Mountain Distribution Clerk Earl Keller shows off

his signed baseball by Hall-of-Famer Goose Goosage.

Postal representatives presented "Goose" with two beautiful framed art pieces, one being "The History of Baseball" signed by all Cheyenne Mountain employees; and the other featuring the "Take Me Out to the Ball Game" stamp/artwork with an engraving noting Gossage's Hall of Fame achievement.

Gossage in turn autographed many baseball stamp sheets, baseball memorabilia and souvenirs for employees. Said Gossage, "I am a big fan of the Colorado Springs Post Office. The service you provide me is unbelieveable. I'm very humbled and honored to be here today, and to pay tribute to all of you also."

But there is one thing ol' Benny doesn't quite understand. While I love the modern sport of baseball, when I hear the word "goose," I immediately think of Christmas dinner. But I digress! Go team!

Baseball Hall of Famer Rich "Goose" Gossage (in center holding up baseball framed art piece) had high praise for employees of the Colorado Springs Post Office. (Photo by Tom Mcmenanin)

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