The most telling sign of Mike Piazza's status upon his return to Shea Stadium was the graphic posted on DiamondVision in advance of the sparkling “In My Life” video tribute. There was a circular icon with a 31 in the middle. The numbers were blue, the trim was orange, the numerals were adorned with pleasing [...]
Quick, who is your all-time favorite San Diego Padre?
It's a trick question because you can't choose Mike Piazza. Mike Piazza isn't a San Diego Padre.
If he were, why would have I heard myself say quietly and routinely, “c'mon Mike,” as he worked the count against Steve Trachsel in the top of the second? It was [...]