NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Mike Piazza “pulled a disappearing act” after Monday’s book signing in Manhattan, his publisher granting no access to the media, according to the New York Daily News.
As it would turn out, the New York Post nabbed a few quotes from Piazza. The former Mets catcher talked to the paper about the Hall of Fame process, but provided no insight into the hot topic surrounding his book, “Long Shot,” which was officially released Tuesday.
Piazza admitted in his memoir to using some yet-to-be-banned substances during his playing career. He denied ever using illegal steroids.
“Get your agent out of your ear. You wrote the book, you wrote some things in that book that you need to explain via the spoken word,” WFAN co-host Boomer Esiason said Tuesday morning. “You have commitments and you have responsibilities. You can’t hide from it now — you wrote the book. You know, don’t write a book then. Don’t write the freaking book if you’re not gonna come out and you’re not gonna talk about it.”