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Mike Piazza pinch-hitting at … the ballet?

posted at 6:00 pm on May 3, 2013 by

I was ready to scoff at one of my favorite Dodgers of the time, but this is a story of a father helping out a daughter — at least indirectly.  Hoping to grab some attention from sports fans to a local ballet company at which his daughter studies, Mike Piazza will play a gangster in an upcoming performance of the ballet, “Slaughter on Tenth Avenue.”  Just don’t expect him to plié:

Piazza will play the role of a gangster in the ballet’s Friday night performance of “Slaughter on Tenth Avenue.”

It’s not a dancing role, and Piazza’s not wearing tights. He’ll walk onstage in a taupe houndstooth suit and say a few lines as a hit man hired to kill a jealous dancer’s rival. ….

His daughter is a student at Miami City Ballet School. Piazza says he wants to help boost ballet’s image among sports fans.

Mikhail Baryshnikov, eat your heart out.

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This is the guy that blame’s Vin Scully for his career. What a nimrod…

Oil Can on May 3, 2013 at 6:18 PM

ok!

KOOLAID2 on May 3, 2013 at 6:55 PM

This sports fan happens to regularly attend the Texas Ballet Theater. I am continually impressed by the regular displays of athletic prowess at a typical performance.

Random Numbers (Brian Epps) on May 3, 2013 at 7:08 PM

Piazza may have started as a Dodger, but he’s a Met for life.

Attila (Pillage Idiot) on May 3, 2013 at 7:37 PM

Mike Piazza to come out in 3…2…1…

dpduq on May 4, 2013 at 6:46 PM

Who was hit in the face by more foul balls? Mike Piazza or Liberace?

lostinjrz on May 5, 2013 at 12:19 PM

People knock the ballet who’ve never been. As a season ticket holder at my city’s ballet company and a lifelong NYGiants fan, I’ve taken plenty of people to their first ballet over time – don’t knock it til you’ve tried it, and good on Piazza.

King B on May 5, 2013 at 1:58 PM