Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Retire Mike Piazza's Number Right Now (Flushing University)

Mike Piazza was the greatest position player in Mets' history. It won't be enough to just retire his number - the Mets have an obligation to hold the ceremony in the stadium that Piazza gave Mets fans so many wonderful memories. Read more here ...

4 comments:

James Allen said...

Agree 100%.

The signing of Pedro Martinez keeps getting credit for invigorating a sagging franchise, but, I'm sorry, he hasn't done 1/10 of what Piazza did to an even saggier franchise in the late 90's/early 00's.

A semi-great Piazza moment (only because they ended up losing) was the 3-run HR he hit off John Smoltz in game 6 of the 99 NLCS. I remember going insane in that moment and my wife, in another room, wondering what the hell was wrong with me.

The Mets Police said...

he's a dodger. retire 17.

tim said...

He's a Met, and you know it. Maybe you should retire.

Judge Roughneck said...

James: you're absolutely right. Piazza's impact showed up on the field, at the gate and in the win column. I loved that Smoltz home run as well; remember, he was injured and that was the last swing he was able to take that night.

Mets Police: thanks for visiting, but you're way off. Piazza was a Met, having spent more time here than in a Dodger uniform. Retiring Hernandez's number instead makes no sense - he was a Cardinal who spent significantly more time in a St. Louis uniform.