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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

#ManCandyMonday Tom Brady from the New England Patriots

Sorry I missed you on Friday, but I’ve been having a month full of computer issues. Sigh. Luckily, I’m close to being back to 100%.

I have to confess that I find myself becoming a Patriots fan mostly because of Tom Brady. He’s handsome and more than that, he seems like a genuinely good guy with a solid work ethic. So today’s Man Candy choice is none other than future Hall of Famer Tom Brady!

By Keith Allison (originally posted to Flickr as 836) [CC BY-SA 2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons
By Keith Allison (originally posted to Flickr as 836) [CC BY-SA 2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

Hope you all had a fabulous weekend! Looking forward to chatting with you this week.

#ManCandyMonday Howie Long

Even now, Howie Long is still sexy. Love that militarily neat hair and sharp jaw. keen blue eyes and big body. Of course, it helps that he’s a fellow Villanova alumni and Hall of Famer.

Hope you enjoy today’s Man Candy. Also, a shout out to all my buddies in Buffalo. Thinking of you and hoping you get through this horrible weather safely.

By Airman Apprentice Raynel Emmons, U.S. Navy (RELEASED) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons
By Airman Apprentice Raynel Emmons, U.S. Navy (RELEASED) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

#ManCandyMonday Atlanta Falcon Tony Gonzalez

On this Man Candy Monday congrats to tight end Tony Gonzalez of the Atlanta Falcons on making his 101st career touchdown catch. So sorry that you guys lost. I was really hoping you’d make it to the playoffs with an undefeated season!

Tony is a twelve-time Pro Bowler, holds the record for most touchdowns in a season and has career highs in both the number of touchdowns and reception yards. Tony is certain to be a Hall of Famer, but has yet to play in a playoff game. Here’s hoping you make it this year, especially with that winning smile!

On another note, Coach Ryan, when will you pull Sanchez and give Tebow a real chance? What have you got to lose? You’re already 3 and 6 and have lost 4 of your last 5 games. If you don’t want to put Tim in at quarterback, how about using him as some other kind of back. He’s big and strong and he’s got heart.

As Jimmy McGinty says in THE REPLACEMENTS, you need “miles and miles of heart” to win. Shane Falco understood, hopefully you will as well Coach Ryan.

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