Found February 13, 2013 on Diehardsport:
PLAYERS: Mike Piazza
TEAMS: New York Mets
Jon Stewart, a big New York Mets fan, must have been thrilled interviewing former Mets catcher, Mike Piazza, on Tuesday night.Piazza and Stewart discussed his new book, Long Shot, steroid use in baseball and the Hall of Fame shutting out steroid-era players.For any big baseball fan, Piazza’s memoir sounds like a good read as he talks about the Clemens bat incident, his heterosexuality and him denying steroid use.

Mike Piazza's First Draft of "Long Shot"

  (image via 99Goals)    With Mike Piazza's autobiography, Long Shot, co-written with Lonnie Wheeler, coming out today, there have already been a number of excerpts released. We here at The Platoon Advantage were fortunate enough to stumble upon a first draft of the manuscript which features extended looks at a few key scenes.     We'll highlight...

Vin Scully supposedly turned LA against Mike Piazza in this interview (Video)

Mike Piazza ventured into a territory generally considered off limits when he criticized iconic Dodgers announcer Vin Scully in his new book, “Long Shot.” Piazza’s book was released this week, and news outlets have been sharing various excerpts from the autobiography. Many of the reviews have been positive, such as when it was revealed Piazza began taking karate lessons to...

Mike Piazza trashes Vin Scully in his new book

In Mike Piazza's new autobiography Long Shot, the former Dodgers catcher has done the unthinkable: he's taken legendary Dodgers broadcaster Vin Scully to task. Piazza blames Scully for turning fans against him heading into the 1998 season, his final contracted year with the Dodgers before hitting free agency. Piazza wanted a seven year, $105 million contract from Los...

Vin Scully never turned Dodgers fans against Mike Piazza

On Thursday, we brought you the story of Mike Piazza trashing Vin Scully in his new autobiography, related to an interview that Scully did with Piazza that Piazza felt turned the fanbase against him. Well, the video of the interview Piazza was referring to has surfaced, and things don't exactly seem to be as Piazza claimed. In the interview, Scully mentions Piazza...

Mike Piazza took karate lessons to prepare for fight with Roger Clemens

Mike Piazza has a new book called “Long Shot” that is being released this week, and it has received a good amount of press coverage thus far thanks to the New York media. In the book, Piazza denies using steroids; admits to using andro, amphetamines, Vioxx, Ephedra, and Dymetadrine; expresses his disappointment with the results of the Hall of Fame voting; elaborates on the rumors...

Piazza knocks Vin Scully in book

LOS ANGELES -- Former Dodger catcher Mike Piazza has written a new book titled "Long Shot" which chronicles his exploits as a 62nd round draft pick who eventually became great enough to be considered the best hitting catcher of all time. He will likely be elected to the Hall of Fame in the next few years. But the Dodgers and Piazza had an acrimonious breakup in 1998, when...

What I Make Of Piazza Admission

I concede disappointment in Mike Piazza’s admission in his autobiography he took androstenedione, but only because it further lends to speculation he might have used PEDs. From andro to steroids is the logical, but unsubstantiated conclusion. Once again, Piazza denied using steroids, but this certainly won’t enhance his Hall of Fame chances. Piazza received over 50 percent of...

Piazza, Clemens and The Fight That Never Happened

Updated 2/14/2013 Your browser does not support iframes.   To this day, I don’t know beyond a doubt what Clemens was truly intending or thinking. He’s never said anything different than he said that night. There remain questions only he can answer. But with the extra clarity that comes with time, perspective, and video, I’ll go this far: there should have been a fight. It...

Spies often called Francesa in the newsroom to report spotting Mike Piazza with Sam Champion

Once Mike Francesa got Mike Piazza out of the shower and to the New York Mets, he fielded many tips to the newsroom that spies had spotted MP out on the town with weatherman Sam Champion. Or as... Full story at Bob's Blitz ~

Mike Francesa caller: Mike Piazza the best homosexual catcher of all time?

OK, the usual suspects actually caught the entire "Is Mike Piazza the best homosexual catcher of all time?" question that Nick in Bohemia posed to Mike Francesa today. Now that's... Full story at Bob's Blitz ~

Mike Piazza tells Mike Francesa that he never did steroids

Once Mike Francesa got Mike Piazza out of the shower and to the New York Mets, he fielded many tips to the newsroom that spies had spotted MP out on the town with weatherman Sam Champion. Or as... Full story at Bob's Blitz ~

Francesa callers continue to feel Mike Piazza was the best gay catcher of all time

Mike Francesa callers continued to weigh in on the Is Mike Piazza the best gay catcher of all time? debate today. Next up -- Is Piazza eventually going to be the first gay catcher in the Hall... Full story at Bob's Blitz ~
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