Mike Piazza is a name that elicits a wide range of feelings for Dodgers fans. For some, he remains their favorite player, for more he forever remains the one that got away. For another sect of fandom, he’s forever tainted after an issue with legendary broadcaster Vin Scully helped lead to his exile in Dodger lore.
Whatever your stance on the Hall-of-Fame catcher, one thing is certain — he’s set to manage Team Italy for the 2021 World Baseball Classic. The 51 year-old made the announcement on Twitter this week.
— Mike Piazza (@mikepiazza31) November 13, 2019
Moreover, Piazza will also manage the team for a European Tournament in 2020. After the announcement, he joined up with MLB Tonight to talk about it.
I’m really excited about it. I’ve always been excited about trying to grow the game world wide, and with the success of the games in London this year — and hopefully continuing to expand…