Wednesday, January 6, 2016


A date that seems a few years overdue will finally come to pass this Summer when Mike Piazza will indeed be inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame. For the past few years, I've gotten myself geared up for that January day when they announce the electorate and each time come away feeling kind of jilted, and then wrote some snarky, tongue-in-cheek post about it because Piazza was ultimately being blackballed for the company he kept.

That, however, can no longer be said as Piazza received a robust 83% of votes in his 4th go-around and has finally earned his place among Baseball's elite.

And I get to thinking about Piazza's career and specifically his time with the Mets, and I've probably written more than my share waxing poetic about those years and those great Piazza moments because they're so easy to remember, and that's what made him great. Ask 10 different Mets fans what their favorite Mike Piazza memory is and you might get 10 different answers.

And so I guess what I'm trying to say is that I can't write anything further that hasn't already been said about Mike. Perhaps the ultimate Badass in Mets History, I think what really needs to be done is for you to watch this series of videos I've shot over the years. When you've been long retired and past your prime and people still tear down the house when you show up, you were probably pretty good.