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.
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.