11.11.08

Piazza’s Autobiography : Is A Foreword By Eddie Trunk Out Of The Question?

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From Publisher’s Weekly’s Lynn Andriani  :

Mike Piazza, a 12-time All Star for the Los Angeles Dodgers and the New York Mets, has signed a deal to write his autobiography for Simon & Schuster. V-p and senior editor Bob Bender acquired world rights from David Black, CEO of Black Inc., and Dan Lozano, Piazza™s sports agent. Publication is slated for 2010.

In the book, Piazza, who retired just before the 2008 season, will discuss controversies of his career, including the 2000 World Series incident when Roger Clemens threw a shattered bat at him, and the press conference he held to deny rumors that he was gay. The autobiography will also cover Piazza™s tumultuous relationships with the Dodgers, their front office and Tommy Lasorda; as well as his former teammates Bobby Valentine, Pedro Martinez, Rickey Henderson and others.

That’s most of the meaty stuff covered then, as surely S&S are hoping for something thoughtful and/or opinionated regarding Clemens’ non-relationship with the Rocket and his non-relationship with Sam Champion.  But spare a thought for those who didn’t make the cut in this press release ; to quote Metal Mike himself, where’s Mota?

4 Responses to “Piazza’s Autobiography : Is A Foreword By Eddie Trunk Out Of The Question?”

  1. Dave says:

    I just want to know if he’ll comment on “Piazza, New York Catcher”.

  2. Rog says:

    I believe the man’s name is Piazza, not Pizza.

    Eh, I’d rather read Sam Champion’s autobiography.

  3. GC says:

    that no one caught this typo for nearly a full day until Rog’s post says something about CSTB’s dwindling readership, or perhaps how numb to this sort of thing everyone’s become. As always, the proof-reading is appreciated.

    Does the band Sam Champion have to put up with a lot of Piazza jokes?

  4. Rog says:

    The readership will spike sharply once Ben writes his first Cubs post in early 2009. I, personally, can’t wait.

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