It will be a sad Wednesday morning around NYC as men (and perhaps some women) come to grips with the knowledge that Mike Piazza is no longer a free agent.

The New York Post’s Paula Froelich reports :

Mike Piazza is getting hitched.

The Mets catcher is walking down the aisle with his longtime girl friend, “Baywatch” babe and former Playmate Alicia Rickter, in Miami during the last weekend in January, sources said yesterday.

“It is going to be a very small wedding, just family and close friends,” said a pal.

The wedding will most likely take place on Sunday, Jan. 30, but Rickter and Piazza will have their bachelorette and bachelor parties a night or two before.

“Alicia and her friends are going to a club in South Beach while Mike is going to a dinner with a bunch of close friends where he will be roasted mercilessly,” the couple’s pal said.