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Marlins plan closing day ... with Mike Piazza?

Posted on: September 8, 2011 3:55 pm
Edited on: September 8, 2011 3:58 pm
 
By Matt Snyder

Mike Piazza was a big part of the Mets closing down Shea Stadium, so it's only natural he'd be a part of the Marlins closing down Sun Life Stadium.

Wait, what?

Yes, the Marlins have unveiled plans for "historic closing day" at Sun Life Stadium. They're having a celebration September 28 in memory of all the great times in the football stadium before finally moving to their own baseball stadium.

From the press release sent by the Marlins:

"To commemorate the 19 seasons as the Florida Marlins, the Club will host a special post-game on-field ceremony, during which the Florida Marlins All-Time team will be unveiled, as selected by the fans in an online voting campaign. The historic Closing Day will also feature the Top 10 Memories in Florida Marlins history, also voted on by the fans.

"Current and former players and coaches will come together to celebrate this great milestone in the history of the franchise. Scheduled attendees include Kurt Abbott, Antonio Alfonseca, Moises Alou, Alex Arias, Bruce Aven, Rickey Bones, Bobby Bonilla, Kevin Brown, Luis Castillo, Greg Colbrunn, Jeff Conine, Reid Cornelius, Andre Dawson, Alex Fernandez, Cliff Floyd, Chris Hammond, Lenny Harris, Bryan Harvey, Livan Hernandez, Charlie Hough, Charles Johnson, Josh Johnson, Rene Lachemann, Al Leiter, Mike Lowell, Josias Manzanillo, Jack McKeon, Robb Nen, Vladimir Nunez, Tony Perez, Mike Piazza, Scott Pose, Hanley Ramirez, Pat Rapp,  Ivan Rodriguez, Cookie Rojas, Benito Santiago, Gary Sheffield, Julian Tavarez, Tony Taylor, Michael Tejera and Preston Wilson."

So, yeah, Piazza's name jumps out there. It's not like this a 100-year franchise or anything, but the Marlins do have two World Series championships and many good players have had stints with the club. Piazza had a five-game layover after a trade from the Dodgers before being spun to the Mets.

It's nothing to get worked up over, and if Piazza really wants to go, more power to him. It's just funny. He was with them for five games.

It must have been a magical week ... and, hey, he did land them Preston Wilson. So there's that.

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Since: Dec 2, 2011
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Since: Sep 21, 2006
Posted on: September 8, 2011 9:53 pm
 

Marlins plan closing day ... with Mike Piazza?

Dragging out Mike Piazza tells you everything you need to know about the Marlins organization.



Since: Oct 27, 2010
Posted on: September 8, 2011 5:40 pm
 

Marlins plan closing day ... with Mike Piazza?

Antonio Alfonseca will be able to count how many people show up with two hands...



Since: Aug 30, 2008
Posted on: September 8, 2011 5:15 pm
 

Marlins plan closing day ... with Mike Piazza?

Edgar Renteria had one of the biggest hits in team history and isn't on the list, but Pizza man played for five games and is.  Stange!



Since: Apr 14, 2011
Posted on: September 8, 2011 4:53 pm
 

Marlins plan closing day ... with Mike Piazza?

It would be a great event if former Dodger great Mike Piazza were to come to the closing of Sun Life stadium.  I have always wanted a Mike Piazza Marlins jersey and I haven't been able to locate one.  I tried to have a custom one made on mlb.com and it was rejected.  I am totally serious.  So Mike, please come and wear your jersey so it could become legitimately available.  A Mike Piazza jersey would add another much needed item to this loser's my bucket list.  You were instrumental to the success of the Florida Marlins franchise. 



Since: Oct 7, 2006
Posted on: September 8, 2011 4:31 pm
 

Marlins plan closing day ... with Mike Piazza?

out of respect to himself and the organization he should decline. he demanded they trade him. lets not forget that part. 


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