Mike Piazza states the obvious

Apparently, the greatest hitting catcher to ever play baseball thought it was important to let everyone know (AKA: other teams, fans) that he is officially retired. Piazza, a 12-time All-Star, 10-time Silver Slugger, and 1993 Rookie of the Year was a free agent and waited around as long as possible hoping a team would sign him this year. He ends his career with the record for most home runs by a catcher all-time and amazingly hit 30 or more for 9 straight seasons, from 1993-2002. Javy Lopez and Todd Hundley were nothing more than 1-hit wonders. Perhaps one-cycle wonders would be more appropriate?

Mike Piazza is most certainly a first-ballot Hall of Fame candidate but whatever you do, don’t call him gay.



  1. “Only hot heterosexual sex” – classic!

    Getting back to your game-used post, I really do like those jersey button cards. I’ve seen 1 before of Dawson, but it was way out of my price range. They are always #’d so low 😦

  2. Hmm…Twins radio announcers said tonight that Piazza is a definite HOF candidate, but not a sure thing–and they don’t think he makes it (they said he wasn’t a complete player, and didn’t break the 500 HR mark).

    I disagree with them–but I’m not sure he goes in on the first ballot.

  3. Twins radio announcers must have impossibly high standards then. You can’t be the greatest offensive force in the history of the game at catcher (or second base for that matter) and not be in, because otherwise no second basemen or catchers would be in the Hall of Fame. The expectations may be lower, but that doesn’t change the fact that you are statistically the most dangerous threat to ever come from behind the plate or second base, which is still pretty awesome, and still pretty unique.

  4. I agree with you, lonestarr–I said pretty much the same thing when I heard it. There might be a little Bert Blylevyn bias going on there (although Blylevyn is a TV guy–I think it was Dan Gladden and John Gordon discussing it on the radio).

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