Monday, October 03, 2005

Cheers Mike

Mike Piazza, one of the two greatest Mets ever played his last game for the Mets yesterday. So many highlights. Of course, the one that most fans seem to remember is when Piazza's cool and class kept the 2000 World Series against the Yankees from sliding into an ugly brawl after Yankee pitcher (& goon) Roger Clemens picked up and threw the shattered remains of Piazza's bat at him. Clemens wasn't ejected, much to baseball's shame.

My only regret is that I didn't get to see enough of Piazza's Met career. I followed it through print and online radio broadcasts, but watching him hit during his prime was a true treat.