Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Mike Piazza Tribute to Air on ESPN Classic

I've just been forwarded this info that there will be a five-hour tribute to Mike Piazza on Friday, starting at 2 p.m., ET. The Mike Piazza Tribute consists of three of his most-memorable games.

The following times are all EST.

2-3 p.m. July 8, 2000 Mets vs. Yankees Roger Clemens hits Piazza in the head, knocking him out of the game
3-5 p.m. October 22, 2000: World Series, Game 2 Mets vs. Yankees. Clemens vs. Piazza.
5-7 p.m. September 21, 2001 Braves vs. Mets Piazza belts a dramatic two-run home run in the eighth inning against Steve Karsay to lift the Mets to a 3-2 triumph over the Braves. The game was the first regular season professional sporting event held in New York City after the September 11, 2001.

They should have shown the 1999 decisive playoff game against the Braves and the massive 8th inning comeback game against the Braves instead of the July 2000 game against the Yanks.

But hey at least we've got a day of watching Piazza. Enjoy/

1 comment:

Chris said...

For those of you who can't wait until Friday, or are just in dire need of a reminder of happier times before tonight's game in Mylanta, you can relive Piazza's infamous post-9/11 blast here:

mlb.mlb.com/media/player/mp_tpl_3_1.jsp?w=/library/open/moments/bbm_piazza_hr_911_350.wmv&vid=7808&pid=gen_video&cid=mlb&v=2