Originally posted on The Other Paper  |  Last updated 4/3/13
Mike Piazza will be exchanging his old shin guards for dancing shoes — for at least one night. The former Dodgers and Mets star catcher will have a bit part in a performance of George Balanchine's "Slaughter on Tenth Avenue" at the internationally-acclaimed Miami City Ballet on May 3. The 44-year-old-Piazza will play the role of "The Gangster" — a character who threatens the protagonist of the ballet and then coldly watches the performance unfold.  He will have a few lines tossed out "Al Capone style." "He won't be be dancing or catching any flying ballerinas, but he will be part of the action," said Roberto Santiago, a spokesperson for the ballet company. Hey. It can't be any harder than doing The Batcracker and dancing around the shards of the Louisville Slugger Roger Clemens hurled at Piazza back in the 2000 World Series.  He was pretty light on his feet. Don't count on Piazza turning this performance into a permanent gig. Swan Lake will just have to wait. The former All...
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