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Somewhere in the recesses of the mind of Francesa, there is a list of the greatest homosexual catchers, ever. Today, a caller asked him where he’d rank Mike Piazza.
Former baseball star Mike Piazza has a new memoir out titled “Long Shot” wherein he addresses gay rumors, steroids rumors, and, most interestingly, his rivalry with pitcher Roger Clemens. Why “most interestingly”? Because Piazza reveals he had a revenge fantasy wherein he would beat up Clemens using karate.
It’s been almost 12 years since Roger Clemens threw a piece of broken bat at Mike Piazza, and recently, the former Mets catcher (and his wife) spoke about the incident, and Clemens’ alleged steroid usage. Video after the jump.
On September 21, 2001, Mike Piazza hit a home run to help give the Mets a 3-2 win over the Braves. This might sound unremarkable until you remember it was also the Mets’ first game at home after the 9/11 attacks, and that Piazza’s homer was just what the home crowd needed to release a whole lot of pent-up energy. (See it here.) That home run remains a defining moment in Piazza’s great career, so it shouldn’t be any surprise that when Piazza looks back on it now, he’s a little overwhelmed.