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#ManCandyMonday Congratulations Hall of Famer Mike Piazza

I love Mike Piazza! I have his jersey. His and David Wright’s. Two great guys who played with all their heart for the Mets.

Mike was signed to the Dodgers as a favor, but he soon earned his spot with his powerful hitting. In fact, he’s the best hitting catcher of all time.

My most memorable moment of Mike as a Met was at the first game being held at Shea Stadium after September 11th. With the Mets down in the eighth inning, Mike came up to the plate and hit a home run to give the Mets the lead over the Braves.

Mike spent over eight years with the Mets and was inducted into the Hall of Fame this weekend as a Met, joining Tom Seaver as the only other Met in the Hall of Fame.

You go, Mike! You can click here to read highlights from Mike’s emotional and wonderful Hall of Fame speech.

Mike Piazza Mets Hall of Famer

Greatest Play in Baseball

I guess you guys know by now that I’m a baseball fanatic! I absolutely love the sport. Sad about the Mets, my home team. Already looking forward to 2011. Yep, 2011. Haven’t seen anything in the off-season trades or acquisitions that are giving me big hopes that the Mets will be contenders this year, but despite that I’m still a fan. Just one who knows not to get too hopeful about 2010. I hope they prove me wrong.

But on a more positive note, I watch baseball for a lot of reasons. The strategy. The excitement. The speed and power. The men in the tight pants. LOL!

There are times, however, where the game becomes more than a game and a play comes along that brings it all into focus.

Thanks to my friend and BIL Peter for sharing what is probably the greatest play in baseball. Here it is for you to see as well! For those who can’t see the video below, you can click on this link to watch how Rick Monday stopped two protesters from desecrating the American flag during a Dodgers-Cubs game.

You can also read more about the great play by Monday by clicking here to visit the Cubs website and find out what Monday thought about the protester’s prospects for the Majors after the protester tossed the lighter fluid can at him!

Thank you, Rick Monday! I hope you all have a great weekend.