Mike Piazza was 1,390th player picked overall in the 1988 draft and as rumor has it, he was only selected as a favor to Tommy Lasorda. Well that selection turned out to be one of the best in L.A. Dodgers history, or at least it was until the baseball marriage ended.
Over 20 years later and after an incredible career, Piazza has not set foot in Dodger Stadium since his retirement and according to the latimes.com on Feb. 15, he has no plans to do so anytime soon.
In Piazza's new book, "Long Shot", the former L.A. catcher blames Dodgers broadcaster Vin Scully for turning fans against him during the contract stalemate that preceded his trade to the Florida Marlins in 1998.
Scully has a different opinion on how things went years ago.
“As God is my judge, I don’t get involved in these things,” Scully said. “I can’t imagine I would ever put my toe in the water as far as a player and his negotiations.
Piazza was one of the best catchers in the majors over the past two decades before he retired after the 2007 season, but calling out a legend like Vin Scully is almost blasphemy in L.A.
Either way, MLB fans know this story won't go away until it's resolved, no matter how long it takes.