“I can’t confirm or deny any of that,” Mike Piazza shrugged in the direction of ESPN NY’s Adam Rubin. The former wasn’t referring to the Excrementory Grindfuckers’ participation at this summer’s Wacken Open Air festival, nor reports of a secret marriage to Sam Champion, but rather, rumors the former Mets catcher has been approached to lend his handsome face to a group hoping to purchase the Amazingly Destitutes.
“Would I be interested in possibly getting involved in a group to buy a team? Probably,” Piazza said. “I’ve been thinking about it. I think that would be something that would probably suit my desire, at least, to get into the game. I don’t really see myself on the field all the time, or in the boardroom all the time. But I feel like maybe I can bring certain intangibles to both. And having the credibility of being on the field and also getting to know some of the administrative aspects of the sport would be something I’d be interested in.
“I never say never. You see Nolan Ryan getting involved. And I’ve heard of other players, in the future, wanting to get involved in ownership. I just think everything is a timing thing. It’s an interesting time in the game, and there’s a lot of change going on. You just don’t know what situation will pop up. As far as anything on the forefront? Nothing. Down the line? We’ll see.”
While it’s curious the above story fixates around Piazza being the front man for Mets bidders rather than those who covet the Dodgers, the not-so-far-fetched possibility of an SNY booth consisting of Gary Cohen, Ron Darling and Eddie Trunk should send chills down the spine of all sensible persons.