Roger Clemens claims that his own Yankee teammates wanted to fight him just as much as Piazza did.
“My denials in the book have been documented all the way back, I believe, to 1997,” Piazza said. “I just don’t understand what part of ‘no’ people don’t understand.”
Piazza was perhaps the greatest-hitting catcher that baseball has ever seen. We’d like to assume that he was clean. But we can’t.
“Don’t write the freaking book of you’re not gonna come out and you’re not gonna talk about it,” WFAN co-host Boomer Esiason said Tuesday.
“In my opinion — I want to be very clear about how I present this, OK? — if you don’t think that Mike Piazza did some type of steroid, you are crazy,” WFAN co-host Craig Carton said Monday morning.
Former All-Star catcher Mike Piazza addresses steroid rumors, his feud with Roger Clemens, his monster contract with the Mets and other topics in his soon-to-be released autobiography, “Long Shot.”
The 1993 National League Rookie of the Year will address the rumors of steroid use in his new book, “Long Shot,” co-author Lonnie Wheeler told Newsday.
“What kind of a society and what kind of world are we living in where we reward these guys for cheating? What kind of message does that send? And you know what? If any of these guys ever get in, I probably will never go back to the Hall of Fame.”
There wasn’t a positive drug test or smoking syringe implicating them. They weren’t dragged in front of committees on Capitol Hill to explain themselves, and their names haven’t been tarnished by clubhouse trainers.
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The BBWAA made its statement loud and clear Wednesday: suspicion reigns for baseball’s best from the Steroids Era. Including Mike Piazza.
Steroid-tainted stars Barry Bonds, Roger Clemens and Sammy Sosa have been denied entry to baseball’s Hall of Fame with voters failing to elect any candidates for only the second time in four decades.
The 1993 National League Rookie of the Year was a Met from 1998-2005. He won 10 Silver Slugger Awards and was the All-Star Game MVP in 1996. He also holds the record for most home runs by a catcher with 396.
Judgment day has arrived for Barry Bonds, Roger Clemens and Sammy Sosa to find out their Hall of Fame fates. And then there’s the case of Mike Piazza.
There have been whispers of steroid use, and in this day and age, that’s probably enough to keep somebody out of Cooperstown for a long, long time. And that’s a shame.