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Old 01-11-2013, 07:43 AM   #1
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News Piazza will deny steroid use in his upcoming book

Piazza will deny steroid use in his upcoming book

Craig Calcaterra
Jan 11, 2013, 7:30 AM EST




Mike Piazza’s autobiography, “Long Shot,” is going to come out on February 12. Some people speculated that the release date, coming after the Hall of Fame announcement, was arranged so that Piazza could say scandalous things in his book, safe with the knowledge that he was, as reason would have had it, already elected to the Hall.

Well, he wasn’t elected. So now people are quite curious if Piazza says anything about steroids in the book. The answer: yes. But if you were hoping for a confession or something, sorry:
Veteran scribe Lonnie Wheeler made it sound as if Piazza will continue to deny he ever used PEDs. That cloud of suspicion might have kept Piazza out of baseball’s Hall of Fame in voting announced Wednesday … asked if Piazza continues to deny PED use in the book, Wheeler said: “Anybody who’s looking for Mike’s answer to PED questions will find it there . . . I believe he’s clean.”
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At least two former Major League players, one being Reggie Jefferson (another was not named), were quoted as saying they were sure that Piazza used steroids.

"He's a guy who did it, and everybody knows it," says Reggie Jefferson, the longtime major league first baseman. "It's amazing how all these names, like Roger Clemens, are brought up, yet Mike Piazza goes untouched."

"There was nothing more obvious than Mike on steroids," says another major league veteran who played against Piazza for years. "Everyone talked about it, everyone knew it. Guys on my team, guys on the Mets. A lot of us came up playing against Mike, so we knew what he looked like back in the day. Frankly, he sucked on the field. Just sucked. After his body changed, he was entirely different. 'Power from nowhere,' we called it."

When asked, on a scale of 1 to 10, to grade the odds that Piazza had used performance enhancers, the player doesn't pause.

"A 12," he says. "Maybe a 13."
^ Trouble with being implicated. These two players may be after the 'sally buck', also.
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57% in his first year? He's going to get in at some point, he doesn't need to do this.

Although, I bet it will make him some good money
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57% in his first year? He's going to get in at some point, he doesn't need to do this.

Although, I bet it will make him some good money
Yeah I think he's one of the guys who's in good with the writers. I'm sure if some of the writers who left their ballots blank actually voted than Biggio, Piazza and some of the other guys who were close would have actually got in
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I think him and Biggio should have got in the HOF this year.
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