Clemens-Piazza broken World Series bat gets $47,800 at auction

The broken bat that Roger Clemens infamously threw in the direction of Mike Piazza during the 2000 World Series was auctioned this weekend for $47,800.The winning bidder asked to remain anonymous, a Heritage Auctions spokesman said Sunday. The auction house initially expected the bat to go for around $10,000, reports Newsday.Former Yankees strength coach Jeff Mangold, who sold the...
Via The Other Paper
February 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Bat shard Roger Clemens threw at Mike Piazza is up for auction

There are so many quirky parts of baseball history, and it's difficult for someone to get their hands on an item that's truly unique. But you now have a chance - the bat shard Roger Clemens threw at Mike Piazza during the 2000 World Series at Yankee Stadium is being auctioned off by Heritage Auctions. It was one of the most memorable moments in the last 15 years of baseball...
Via The Outside Corner
January 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Piazza Not Expected To Be Elected Into The Hall Of Fame

Per a report by ESPN New York's Adam Rubin, when the 2014 Baseball Hall Of Fame class is announced at 2pm today, Mike Piazza's name will not be called.  This will be the second time in as many years, since he becoming eligible last year.Rubin cites reports from Baseball Think Factory which indicate that Piazza has only 68.6 percent of the vote on the ballots that have been...
Via Effing Mets
January 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Ben Stiller almost made a movie called 'Go to Hell, Mike Piazza'

Apparently there’s more to life than being really, really ridiculously good looking. Like hating Mike Piazza. Just ask Remy “Slider” Thompson, the fictional character Hollywood star Ben Stiller would have played had his script for Go To Hell, Mike Piazza ever come to fruition. Stiller wrote the script in 2001, the year after his hometown Yankees defeated the cross-town rival...
Via NESN.com
November 08, 2013  |  Discuss

Piazza to perform with Miami ballet?

On May 3, former MLB star catcher Mike Piazza will have a cameo role in a performance at the internationally-acclaimed Miami City Balleton.

Via The Other Paper
April 03, 2013  |  Discuss

Meeting Mike Piazza and My Collection Of My Childhood Hero.

I had the distinct pleasure of meeting Mike Piazza at a book signing last night in Pasadena. Piazza was appearing and putting pen to paper on copies of his just-released autobiography, Long Shot. I purchased one copy and headed out to meet my childhood hero.I met up with Arno from I'm Ballsy and also met Martin from True To The Blue for the first time. Only copies of the book...
Via Plaschke, Thy Sweater Is Argyle
February 21, 2013  |  Discuss

Mike Piazza Admits to taking Now-banned Substances

Former Los Angeles Dodger and 12-time All-Star Mike Piazza admitted to taking amphetamines and Androstenedione during his career. Earlier, Piazza reiterated his long standing denial of taking performance-enhancing drugs during his career. However, in his book, Longshot, he addresses the accusations even further. When asked, if he ever used performance-enhancing drugs during his baseball...
Via Dodgers Rumors
February 17, 2013  |  Discuss

Piazza disappointed with Hall voting

Mike Piazza is promoting his new book, and during a recent interview he denied ever taking steroids, and he expressed disappointment with the Hall of Fame voting.

Via Mets Merized Online
February 09, 2013  |  4 Comments

Piazza to address PED rumors in book

Mike Piazza was denied by the Hall of Fame this year. The former catcher will address PED rumors in his upcoming book.

Via Bush League Chronicle
January 12, 2013  |  Discuss

The Case Against Mike Piazza

Murray Chass claims he knows Mike Piazza used steroids. Wait, before you start mumbling expletives at Chass under your breath, keep reading. The former New York Times reporter is not alone. Joel Sherman, a columnist for the New York Post, also raised suspicion about the Mets former catcher. Both Chass and Sherman covered the Mets in the Piazza era. These guys spent a lot of time...
Via Mets Merized Online
January 08, 2013  |  Discuss

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