When you think of Mike Piazza, “Long Shot” is probably the furthest thing from your mind. After all, he was the best hitting catcher in the history of baseball, he had Tommy Lasorda to help him into pro ball, he was a superstar in Los Angeles and New York, and he dated supermodels and married a Playboy Playmate. Long Shot? Sounds more like a sure thing.
I’m sure Joe or another author on Mets Today will have an opinion on this, but here’s my $0.02.
So, the baby baseball writers got their bottles. The paragons of perfection and arbiters of all that is moral kept everyone out of the Hall of Fame this year. Yes, there will be no HOFers in 2013.