Thursday, April 04, 2013

Mike Piazza To Join Ballet

MIAMI BEACH, Fla. -- Former Major League Baseball catcher Mike Piazza will be taking center stage with the Miami City Ballet.

The Miami Beach-based dance company has tapped Piazza to play the role of a gangster in the May 3 production of "Slaughter on Tenth Avenue."

Piazza won't be dancing in tights. He'll wear a 1920s-era gangster costume, say a few lines and then watch the rest of the performance from a seat onstage.

Piazza says his turn with the troupe is his gift to his 6-year-old daughter, a student at Miami City Ballet School.

Comment away.

8 comments:

BJ Killeen said...

Please stop wasting energy on this POS

Pistol Pete Reiser said...

Met him once in Manhattan B after 2K WS, had always thought he was cool - a bit of a red-ass, but cool. We talked about Clemens (he hated him, too), beer, and differences between the east coast and west. A generally decent dude, approachable, even friendly. And I totally respect he's comfortable enough to play along and do something cool and funny for his daughter.

Read his bio cover to cover.

Now, I gotta say, he's just a total douchebag. A real shame to feel this disappointed in the guy.

I wish him well in life, truly, but, maybe Brett Butler wasn't that far off.

Dusty Baker said...

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karen said...

Oh Mike, say it ain't so! I'm being lazy today and am still lounging around in my Mike Piazza jammies (yes it's true) and I stumble upon this little piece of news! Oh well, what's a girl to do? I'll just focus on the whole daughter thing and power through it.

Steve Sax said...

I'm glad he's comfortable with his masculinity. And supportive of his daughter. That's cool.

Steve Sax said...

@PPR: What did Butler say about Piazza?

Spank said...

When Clemens threw that bat at Piazza and he did nothing but look at Clemens that's when i knew Piazza had no balls.Ballet fits him perfectly. Break a leg or two asshole.

P.S. Burn them jim jams,Karen.

Pistol Pete Reiser said...

Butler was pretty open about referring to Piazza as a moody, self-centered, 90s player, someone more focused on individual stats and accomplishments than leading a team.

His book was a tough slog, riddled with hypocrisy. Oh well.