Mike Piazza quotes

  • It's easy for me not to go to Mass on the road. But I've made a fundamental decision. I'm going to be dedicated. I'm going to make the time. I'm going to get up, if that means getting up at seven on a Sunday morning before a day game and do it, I'm going to do it.
    -- Mike Piazza

    #Morning #Mean #Sunday

  • Nobody wanted me. Scouts told me to go to school, to forget baseball. Coaches said, 'You're never going to make it.' I appreciated their honesty, because I think when someone tells you something you may not like, you have to use that as fuel for motivation.
    -- Mike Piazza

    #Sports #Baseball #Honesty

  • I'm not trying to prove anybody wrong, I'm just trying to prove something to myself.
    -- Mike Piazza

    #Trying #Prove

  • One thing anyone can go through is a slump. Unless you're Greg Maddux, it's going to happen to everybody.
    -- Mike Piazza

    #Slumps

  • When he (Roger Clemens) threw the bat (during Game 2 of the 2000 World Series), I basically walked out and kept asking him what his problem was. He really had no response. I was trying to figure out whether it was intentional or not. I was going to ask him. If it was, then obviously he really no had response. I was more shocked and confused than anything.
    -- Mike Piazza

    #Confused #Games #Trying

  • Please don't quote me.
    -- Mike Piazza

    #Please

  • I have gone from a player who thought he would spend his whole career with one organization to a player who's been with three organizations in a week. It's like rotisserie baseball.
    -- Mike Piazza

    #Baseball #Player #Careers

  • You can't get real happy or real depressed when you play baseball. Baseball is a great sport in that it offers a player a lot of opportunities for atonement.
    -- Mike Piazza

    #Sports #Baseball #Depressing

  • Never let your dreams go away.
    -- Mike Piazza

    #Dream #Baseball #Famous Baseball

  • I was a last round draft pick. Nobody wanted me. I could count the amount of scouts that told me to go to school, to forget baseball.
    -- Mike Piazza

    #Baseball #School #Lasts

  • Yes, hard is good. When I was in high school, I spent a lot of time on my knees playing with balls. I guess it was only natural that I became a catcher.
    -- Mike Piazza

    #School #Knees #Balls

  • I long for the days when athletes were revered. I want to see the romance return to sports, to see people enjoy the game purely for the game and the players.
    -- Mike Piazza

    #Sports #Athlete #Player

  • A pitcher never gets me out. I get myself out. That's no disrespect to the pitcher, but there should be no excuse for failure. You can't have an excuse to fail.
    -- Mike Piazza

    #Softball #Sports #Motivation

  • I found it hugely insulting that people believed I'd go so far out of my way - living with Playmates, vacationing with actresses, showing up at nightclubs - to act out a lifestyle that would amount to a charade. If I was gay, I'd be gay all the way.
    -- Mike Piazza

    #Gay #People #Insulting

  • I'm playing baseball because I love it, not because I need the money or attention. That is why I've been so dedicated. I've accomplished a lot of things no one ever thought I could, and I've done it from hard work.
    -- Mike Piazza

    #Sports #Baseball #Hard Work

  • I feel pretty good. My body actually looks like an old banana, but it's fine.
    -- Mike Piazza

    #Health #Body #Bananas

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