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Terry Forster interview with David Letterman: “Forster a ‘tub of goo'”

David Letterman interviews baseball player Terry Forster, at that time a member of the Atlanta Braves. Aired July 29, 1985.

[Letterman] insulted Forster as a “fat tub of goo” and Forster threatened to sue him, but then realized that he WAS a fat tub of goo. They reconciled, and Forster came on the program eating a bunch of hot dogs exuding self deprecating humor about his weight.


This guy’s weight overshadowed the fact he was a very good reliever and quite athletic.

Daniel Zanier

I still use the phrase “Tub of Goo” to describe a fat pitcher. He was a great sport coming on the Letterman show.

Cali John

Not a good idea to piss off a champion pitcher. They have killer brains.

Janis Gay
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The late Bart Johnson remembering Goose Gossage and Terry Forster

The Chicago Baseball Museum is presenting classic interviews from the archives of CBM historian George Castle’s “Diamond Gems” syndicated weekly baseball radio show, which aired from 1994 to 2010.

This edition features a 1998 interview with Bart Johnson, one of a trio of home-grown hard-throwers the White Sox produced at the dawn of the 1970s. Bart, nicknamed “Mr. Smoke,” recalls the start of his career and that of Hall of Famer Goose Gossage and lefty Terry Forster. Johnson went on to a three-decade-long run as a scout, thanks to support from Sox GM Roland Hemond.

We have a transcript of the interview. You can also listen to the interview at…

Chili Dog MVP Book Excerpts

Chapter 1: June 4, 1972 — The Chili Dog Game