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What if...Piazza?

What thought most reflects what you would think?
He is dead to me; ritual burning of accumulated Piazza souvenirs 4 votes
Shake head at sad state of world that drives a man to do such a thing 8 votes
I could have lived with it if he hadn't made "the Speech" 7 votes
Bully for Piazza for running up Yankee payroll, occupying roster spot as his skills deteriorate 3 votes
I'm becoming a Yankee fan! 0 votes

Willets Point
Oct 06 2005 07:45 PM

You wake up one morning this winter and discover that Mike Piazza has signed a contract for an absurd amount of money ... with the Yankees!!!

There's the obligatory press conference where Piazza slips on the pinstriped # 31 and then makes "the Speech." You know, the one all new Yankees make about the great organization, the history of Yankee Stadium, the dream come true...

What would you think?

Oct 06 2005 07:54 PM

I could take 1, 2, or 4 - I abstain, courteously.

(and I guess 3, I kinda mis-read it)

Oct 06 2005 08:05 PM

None of those - I would cry. Hard. For days.

Edgy DC
Oct 06 2005 08:09 PM

You know, for all the Yankee historiograbbing of the Mets legacy, such that it is, I'm not coming up with any significant free agents switching right from Met pajamas to Yankees, much less any Type A's. Gooden's the closest, and he was out of baseball between the two stints.

There's Tony Clark, I guess. Was that payback for swiping Mike Stanton? John Candeleria, but I don't think the Mets had much intention of retaining him.

I think with Stanton, Karim Garcia, and Miguel Cairo, not to mention Willie Randolph Yogi Berra, Casey Stengel, and George Weiss, we've swept in and gotten grabby more often than they have. --- with mixed results, to put it generously.

Oct 06 2005 08:21 PM

none of those choices are right, you left out...
Give up on baseball forever and begin saying over and over "its only 7 months till football starts again"

Oct 07 2005 05:42 AM

I voted "d", but wish you had a choice like:

I'm laughing at transaction #1 of the post-Cashman era. (Boss George goes totally bonkers in his never-ending quest to steal the back pages from the Mets.)


Oct 07 2005 05:58 AM

I really wanted to choose "he's dead to me," because he's been dead to me a couple of times already this season.

But that said, Al Leiter was my favorite recent-era Met, but I was okay with him becoming a Yankee, so I suppose I'd get over it, as long as he didn't pull that A-Rod Giambi "speech" crap. So I voted "c."

I couldn't vote "d", because I think he's going to provide a useful bat for someone next year, and it would kill me to see him go .250-25-75 as a C/DH for the MFYs.

Benjamin Grimm
Oct 07 2005 06:04 AM

I could have lived with it if he hadn't made "the Speech"

Oct 07 2005 06:05 AM

I took 2, as the closest to Valadius' choice.

But you know, I could handle him becoming a Yankee easier than a Brave.

Oct 07 2005 07:03 AM

If he plays for Torre despite Torre apologizing for Fuckface in the wake of the July 8, 2000 beaning and the World Series Game 2 bat shard incident, then he's dead to me.

Oct 07 2005 07:05 AM

I don't like this poll. It makes me feel bad.

Oct 07 2005 08:32 AM

I agree with Elster. Boo Willets Point! Boo!

Oct 07 2005 08:40 AM

Me too. Don't vote!

Oct 07 2005 08:51 AM

Nope. Won't happen. Never. Nuh-uh. Even if it does happen, it never happened.
Forget it. Stop asking. I am not sure why you keep bothering me about this.
As I said, no way in HELL will this happen
Would you PLEASE get out of my head?

Willets Point
Oct 07 2005 08:58 AM

I sure know how to push buttons, don't I?

Edgy DC
Oct 07 2005 09:00 AM

Makes me want to stick a fork in a toaster for some reason.

Willets Point
Oct 07 2005 09:01 AM

I wouldn't mess with me while I'm Lenny Dykstra.

Oct 07 2005 11:11 AM

I feel like sending Willets a copy of "The Brave Little Toaster Goes to Mars".

Willets Point
Jan 08 2006 11:20 PM

I had a dream that Piazza signed with the Yankees the other night. Eerie.