go to MSN.com
Found February 09, 2013 on Mets Merized Online:

From Mets Merized Online:

In his first interview since being denied first-ballot entry into baseball's Hall of Fame, Mike Piazza spoke candidly with David Waldstein of the New York Times ahead of the release of his autobiography, Long Shot, due out on February 11.

In the book, Piazza admits to using androstenedione as part of a supplement pack until the outcry over Mark McGwire’s use of it forced him to phase it out. He flatly denies ever using steroids.

“It shouldn’t be assumed that every big hitter of the generation used steroids,” Piazza says.

Naturally, Piazza was disappointed that he wasn’t elected to the Hall of Fame this year.

“I won’t deny there is some disappointment, but I understand it’s a process.”

If Yogi Berra and Joe DiMaggio did not make it on their first ballots, Piazza says he is in no position to complain.

“I don’t have an ax to grind, I don’t have a bone to pick with people,” he told Waldstein, “I wrote this book because I had a very interesting life and a very interesting career. I wanted to be very positive and say, 'Man, I am so blessed. I had a great run.'”

Photo credit: Jim McIsaac/Getty Images

4 Comments:
  • Barry Bonds was the best baseball player never to win a World Series.
  • Want to see how the wealthy are making a ton of cash? Gooogle the terms "CRAZY RICH CASH" and proceed to the top site. After you arrive there, click on their REFINANCE pages to see how to cash in.
  • No one can tell where Barry Bonds left off and the steroids started. I do know one thing. No one, and I mean no one grows 2 full hat sizes in one year. Bonds will never be in the hall of fame. Drugs are killing our country. Cant you see it?
THE BACKYARD
RELATED ARTICLES

Mike Piazza Denies Using Steroids in Autobiography, But Admits Using Andro, Amphetamines

Either Mike Piazza doesn’t want to sell books, or he really didn’t use steroids. The former catcher denies using steroids in his yet-to-be-released autobiography “Long Shot,” according to the New York Times. Piazza was denied entry into the Baseball Hall of Fame this year. He is well regarded as one of the best hitting catchers in the history of baseball. Piazza received...

Will Mike Piazza’s Admissions Still Wind Up Hurting Hall Of Fame Chances?

I am so excited to receive my copy of Mike Piazza’s autobiography, Long Shot, which I pre-ordered several weeks ago. But of course, I can’t control myself in reading all the news stories about what is actually in the book before I read it for myself. So that leads me to a very intriguing discussion. Piazza admitted in his book to using androstenedione and Ephedra before the substances...
FISTS OF FURY

Piazza: I took karate lessons to prepare for Clemens

Mike Piazza said in his new book that he took karate lessons to prepare for fighting Roger Clemens. Here are some other funny excerpts.

Mike Piazza Says ‘If I Was Gay, I’d Be Gay All The Way’ In New Memoir

Rotoexperts.com Rumors have always haunted Mike Piazza. The former major league star finally addresses some of them in “Long Shot,” a memoir due out soon. The New York Post has excerpts. Arguably the greatest offensive catcher in baseball history, Piazza still wasn’t a first ballot Hall of Fame choice in January — his first year of eligibility. Why? Persistent rumors that...

Mike Piazza talks about Clemens, steroids, and gay rumors in new book

Mike Piazza’s book titled “Long Shot” has been published by the New York Times and the former catcher openly talks about his major league career which spanned 16 seasons. A 62nd round player rising to stardom, that was the career of Mike Piazza. Piazza rose though the Dodgers organization and seemed well on his way to Cooperstown by the time he ended up in New York. It did...

Mike Piazza Took Karate Lessons to Fight Roger Clemens, But Backed Down Because Clemens Was ‘Big’

On the list of people who hold grudges against Roger Clemens, former Mets catcher Mike Piazza has some pretty legitimate reasons to be near the top. After being struck in the head by the Yankees pitcher back in 2000, Piazza finally decided to prepare a way to get even with Clemens. In his autobiography, Long Shot, Piazza details how he began taking karate lessons and mapping out...

Piazza learned karate to fight Clemens

On the list of people who hold grudges against Roger Clemens, former Mets catcher Mike Piazza has some pretty legitimate reasons to be near the top. After being struck in the head by the Yankees pitcher back in 2000, Piazza finally decided to prepare a way to get even with Clemens. In his autobiography, Long Shot, Piazza details how he began taking karate lessons and mapping out...

Dodgers Fan Jeremy Dorn an MLB Fan Cave Finalist

The 2013 MLB Fan Cave contest is well under way for its third season. Last month, Major League Baseball revealed it’s list of the top 50 candidates out of the tens of thousands of submissions. Every team has at least one representative, but this isn’t about them. This is about the Dodgers, their fans and more importantly their fanatics. This is about having a Dodger fan represent...
MLB News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

RUMORS & GOSSIP

Cubs ground crew screws up tarp, leads to called game

With the Cubs beating the Giants in the bottom of the 5th, it started to rain. Then this happened. After quite some time and the rain died down and the job was finished. But the field was quite a mess. A huge mess and with the Cubs winning in the 5th, the Giants hoped the field could be tended to so the game could resume rather than be suspended as a Cubs win. And so it started…...
Via The Outside Corner
4 hours ago

Ex-NFL LB Tim Shaw diagnosed with ALS

Former Carolina Panthers, Jacksonville Jaguars, Chicago Bears and Tennessee Titans linebacker Tim Shaw has announced he has ALS in a new video on the Titans’ official website. Photo Credit: TitansOnline.com In the clip, Shaw challenges the Titans organization, along with James Franklin and the Penn State football team (his alma mater) to take part in the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge...
Via Gridiron Grit
10 hours ago

Mo'Ne Davis makes cover of Sports Illustrated

Mo’ne Davis is getting plenty of recognition as a flame-throwing female at this year’s Little League World Series, and that was taken to the next level on Monday. The 13-year-old star of the Philadelphia team at the Little League World Series will be on the cover of this week’s Sports Illustrated, the publication revealed. Accompanying a photo of Davis on the mound at Williamsport...
Via NESN.com
18 hours ago

AJ Burnett says he will likely retire after season

#453357756 / gettyimages.com At the trade deadline, A.J. Burnett's player option may have kept him from joining another team. With a potentially expensive deal being locked in, cash-strapped teams feared Burnett would stick around. After tonight's loss to the Seattle Mariners, Burnett may have been speaking from the standpoint of...
Via Philliedelphia
7 hours ago

Carmelo: Knicks will 'absolutely' make playoffs

Not only does Carmelo Anthony have a new, slimmer physique, the New York Knicks star has a new, positive outlook on the prospect of the team enjoying success next season. A few weeks after stating that he does not believe the Knicks have a championship-caliber roster, Anthony hedged his bets by taking a step back […] The post Carmelo Anthony says the Knicks will ‘absolutely...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
17 hours ago

James Harden believes he's the best player alive

It’s hardly surprising that an NBA player, who by virtue is one of the best basketball players on the planet by belonging to such an esteemed fraternity of professionals, would have a large if not inflated ego. It would be difficult to reach such heights in any chosen profession without a deep and profound belief […] The post James Harden believes he’s the best basketball player...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
20 hours ago

Mike Ditka's misguided remarks about Redskins name change

Mike Ditka isn’t one to be shy about his opinions, here is what he thinks of the Redskins name controversy via The Sporting News. “This is so stupid it’s appalling,” Ditka, now an ESPN analyst, told the website redskinshistorian.com, “and I hope that owner keeps fighting for it and never changes it, because the Redskins are part of an American football history, and it should...
Via BlackSportsOnline
14 hours ago

Stephon Marbury to star in play about Stephon Marbury

You simply cannot make this stuff up. Former NBA All-Star Stephon Marbury will star in a Chinese play about his life during the 2011-2012 season in which he led the Beijing Ducks to a Chinese Basketball Association championship (via Sports Illustrated).  Per SI, “I Was Marbury” runs 11 straight nights from October 1 to 11 in Beijing Wukesong Stadium. Ticket prices range from...
Via Sportsnaut
14 hours ago

Colin Kaepernick says he played through injury last season

Remember when San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick joked about having hangnails on his pinkie toes last season? It was one of the few times he got into the specifics of an injury that forced him to show up on the 49ers injury report for a couple weeks. In less-than-surprising news, Kaepernick wasn’t all too forthcoming when speaking to the media at that time. And now...
Via Sportsnaut
16 hours ago

Bengals blast Jets for using ‘garbage’ blitz tactics

During Saturday's preseason contest, Rex Ryan threw the kitchen sink at the Bengals, dialing up a wide array of blitzes designed to harass the quarterback. You could say Gang Green's pass-rush was fierce. The Bengals think it was rubbish. "Notice he didn't bring that stuff when our starters were out there," Bengals offensive line coach Paul Alexander said...
Via Helmet2Helmet
17 hours ago
Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.