Carlos Beltran, Mike Piazza, Dwight Gooden, Gary Carter, Tom Seaver and more of the Mets’ most enduring All-Stars of all time.
Mike Piazza knows that some people think it’s funny for a baseball player to take up ballet, but the former catcher hopes to turn whoever is jeering him now into dance fans when he takes the stage with Miami City Ballet next month.
Maybe it’s too soon this second, but by tomorrow we will clamor for sports, for the soothing transaction of a three-pointer, the staccato squeak of sneakers, the crisp crack of a bat meeting a ball.
Wright isn’t just “Captain America” or Mr. Met or the fourth captain in franchise history. He has a chance to go down as the greatest player in franchise history.
Lasorda, all sorts of fired up, was an in-studio guest on the “Boomer & Carton” show Thursday morning — and he was fantastic.
Piazza was honored on the final day that Shea Stadium stood in 2008, but since then he hasn’t had much of an association with the franchise. His relationship has, in fact, “cooled some over time,” according to a report.
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.