Originally posted on Mets Merized Online  |  Last updated 1/10/13
This should have been Piazza’s plaque being added into the Hall of Fame So, like everyone else, I was very disappointed yesterday that Mike Piazza did not get elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame. And what was the reason? We all know that he has the stats during his career to be considered for the Hall. So, why didn’t he get in? Piazza has been put in the group of players who played during the so-called “steroid era” and it’s just not fair. Where is the evidence that Mike was a cheater? Was his name in the Mitchell Report?  Did Mike show obvious physical signs of steroid use? The answer to all of these questions is “no”. In our country, we are supposed to be innocent until proven guilty. With this result, Mike Piazza is considered guilty until he eventually gets voted into the Hall of Fame. This is not how we are supposed to view people in America. I know that Mike will eventually get voted in – he’s just too good not to. He is arguably the greatest offensive catcher of all time. It...
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