Piazza Enjoying Retirement

Mike Piazza managed the U.S team to a 6-4 victory over the World Team in the annual Futures Game at Chase Field on Sunday.

When asked about the Roger Clemens steroids trial Piazza replied with a smile:

“I really don’t want to say anything on that, I just want to enjoy the day. It’s about the kids today.”

Having landed the coaching gig a few days prior — Piazza was already headed there to participate in the Celebrity Softball Game — Piazza’s responsibilities included pre-game and post-game interviews, waving at the crowd when his name was announced and offering pointers to players.

Piazza’s work also includes being the batting coach for Team Italy. He worked with the team during Spring Training and will travel to Panama in late September for the Word Championship.

The beloved Met catcher sporting a Mets cap during the game said that he “loves the game but doesn’t want to work every day and is discussing options with people, nothing real concrete.”

As a Mets catcher for 8 seasons, Piazza seems the next most likely player to be inducted to the Hall of Fame as a New York Met.

A Mets fan since she was born. The next year the Mets won the ’86 World Series, forever cementing her allegiance. Jessica is a marketing coordinator for a high end digital communications firm in New York. She is interested in traveling to cities and baseball parks across the country while sporting orange and blue wherever she goes.
  1. Mic July 11, 2011 at 12:04 pm
    Or will he enter as a dodger ala gary carter…?
  2. Jim July 12, 2011 at 8:39 am
    Carter went in as an Expo, not a Dodger
  3. Jessica Estremera July 12, 2011 at 8:57 am
    I think after the 9/11 home run he will always be a Met first.
  4. Mic July 13, 2011 at 6:49 am
    I think most people can figure out what i meant.

    Piazza was so maligned as a met. He did not get us by the braves. Statistically he was better as a dodger. And his career splits, games, hr, etc are about even.
    ….very similar to gary carter and his expos/mets career.

  5. Cee Dubb July 13, 2011 at 10:40 am
    Who “maligned” Piazza as a Met? Piazza helped lead the Mets to their last W.S. appearance.