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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 some of those differences. All excerpts from the New York Post.
On Piazza's plans to take revenge on Clemens through karate:
Excerpt: "Piazza tells how he mapped out a plan for revenge — taking karate lessons and visualizing the next time they would go at it. 'I would approach with my fist pulled back. I figured he’d throw his glove out for protection. I’d parry the glove and then get after it.'"
First draft: "But then he'd probably try and block me with some stupid twist move. So I'd be all like "KHAAAAAN," you know, and go for a heart rip. He's pretty beefy in the chest, so I'm not su...