PHOENIX, AZ - MARCH 09: Coach Mike Piazza of Team Italy looks on against Team USA during the World Baseball Classic First Round Group D game at Chase Field on March 9, 2013 in Phoenix, Arizona.
I advocate the definite coolness of ballet and how it's definitely an athletic movement ... I've been to a couple shows at the Arsht Center. It's great. I've evolved in my life and my specific tastes in entertainment. When you're a kid, you don't think much about it, but when you get older you can't help but admire classic ballet and the dancers and the shows. For me as an athlete, I know how much goes on behind the scenes.
I really enjoy teaching ... I'm not a huge mechanical guy, but I love to work on the mental aspect of hitting. I know hitting is very individual and very personal and I learned that from Ted Williams. But there are certain things I feel I can give mentally and I enjoy it. It's really cool watching them progress. I think there's a future there. I just don't think the time is right now.More quotes »
Mike Piazza will make ballet debut in 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 Read more »
Mike Piazza's new book is insightful, but does it tell all?
Piazza emerged from the post-career shadows this week, first in his new autobiography, "Long Shot," which hit bookstores Tuesday, then in the flesh, on a weeklong promotional tour.But as Piazza well knows, the shadow from the cloud of baseball's steroids era Read more »
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Mike Piazza makes his debut in Miami City Ballet [Video]
professional athletes have a tough time adjusting to life once their career is over. Not legendary baseball player Mike Piazza. The record holder for most career home runs by a catcher (427) in baseball history made his ballet debut as a hit man in a Miami from Gamedayr.com Read more »
Mike Piazza Was a Dapper Gangster in a Play Friday Night in Miami
Piazza is slowly entering the “cool dad” portion of his life. The Major League career-leader for home runs by a catcher made his off-off-off Broadway debut last night at the Miami City Ballet, playing a gangster in the performance of “Slaughter on Tenth Avenue.” from The Big Lead Read more »