Mike Piazza

New York Mets catcher Mike Piazza (L) is congratulated by teammates (2nd, L to R) Todd Ziele, Robin Ventura, Armando Benitez and Bobby Jones after the Mets beat the Atlanta Braves, 3-2, behind an eighth-inning, two-run home run by Piazza on September 21, 2001 at Shea Stadium. (Photo credit should read MATT CAMPBELL/AFP/Getty Images)

Keidel: Sports’ Monumental Impact Following September 11, 2001

9/11 made sports seem so trivial yet titanic in one breath. 9/11 wasn’t just about a plane and a building, and Piazza’s fly ball was about more than putting a crooked number up on the scoreboard.


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Mets Finally Snap Losing Skid, Defeat Lowly Astros

R.A. Dickey earned his 16th win of the season as the Mets finally snapped their losing skid on Saturday.


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Piazza’s Wife Plunks Clemens, Believes ‘Roid Rage At Play In Bat Toss

It has been debated ad nauseam since Roger Clemens’ infamous bat toss at Mike Piazza in Game 2 of the 2000 World Series: Was it reflex or rage fueled by steroids?


Francisco Cervelli #29 of the New York Yankees is late with the tag on David Wright #5 of the New York Mets who scored in the first inning on June 18, 2010 at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx borough of New York City. (credit: Al Bello/Getty Images)

Coutinho: What Is The Most Memorable Subway Series Game?

As we head into Round 2 of the 2012 Subway Series, I am often asked what is the best game in this series I have ever seen since I have been at all of these encounters.


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Wright, Piazza Headline Mets All-Time Team; Davey Over Gil?

Flushing has hosted its fair share of stars, so it should come as no surprise that SNY’s all-time team has inspired some debate among Mets fans.


David Wright (credit: Mike Stobe/Getty Images), Terry Collins (credit: Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

Coutinho: Collins Did The ‘Wright’ Thing By Pulling Mets’ Face Of Franchise

Don’t get me wrong, I respect the fact that Wright wanted to face the music. But someone had to be the adult in the room.


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Coutinho: Mets’ Wright Proving He’s The Face Of The Franchise

Quite frankly, David Wright is one of the best players I’ve ever seen in Flushing.


David Wright #5 of the New York Mets looks on during the team's batting practice before the start of their MLB baseball game against the Philadelphia Phillies on April 15, 2012 at Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Rich Schultz/Getty Images)

Schwei: Mets Look To Stay Hot In Hot-lanta

The Mets conclude their first road trip of 2012 with a three-game series against the Braves at Turner Field. New York took five out of nine against the Braves in Atlanta last season. It was just the third time that the Mets posted a winning record at Turner Field.


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Classical Composer Pays Tribute To Mike Piazza; Hear It Live In Brooklyn Tonight!

What do Mike Piazza and classical music have in common? If you’re composer Robert Paterson, everything.


Carmelo Anthony of the New York Knicks takes a jump shot over Danilo Gallinari of the Denver Nuggets during the game on January 21, 2012 at Madison Square Garden in New York City. (Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images)

Nuggets Hand Knicks Sixth Straight Loss

Danillo Gallinari got the better of Carmelo Anthony in his Madison Square Garden return as the Nuggets defeated the Knicks in double overtime, 119-114.


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Keidel: Hall Of Fame For Jorge Posada? No Way!

Verbal bouquets are being airdropped on Posada’s doorstep. And to call them overstated is an understatement of the highest order.


New York Mets catcher Mike Piazza is seen at Shea Stadium - Queens, NY - Sep 21, 2001 (credit: Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

Former New York Mets Catcher Mike Piazza Recalls First Post-9/11 Game

For sports fans in New York after 9/11, a baseball game at Shea Stadium was a capstone to a difficult time.


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Hartnett: What The Future Holds For Yankees’ Jesus Montero

Jesus Montero has ability and youth on his side to become a legitimate power threat for the Yankees. How good will he be? Two all-time New York catchers, Mike Piazza and Jorge Posada, could provide the measuring stick.


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Gotham Gossipist: Jeremy Piven Buys ‘Muscular’ TriBeCa Mancave

Lucky for the posh bistros, ubiquitous art galleries, and pricey boutiques saturating the downtown ‘hood, one more star is about to grace TriBeCa with his presence.


Catcher Mike Piazza of the New York Mets wears a Port Authority Police hat in honor of the dead and missing emergency personnel before the Mets'' game against the Atlanta Braves at Shea Stadium in Flushing, NY September 21, 2001 in the first major sporting event in the New York area since the World Trade Center disaster. (credit: Ezra Shaw/Allsport/Getty Images)

Former Mets Remember 9/11, Mike Piazza’s Famous Homer

To commemorate the 10th anniversary of the terrorist attacks of 2001 and honor the memory of the victims, the Mets will wear the hats of first responders and service agencies for their game against the Chicago Cubs on Sept. 11.