Mike Piazza is as mad as hell and he’s not gonna take it anymore

AC Reggiana

A couple of years ago, Hall of Famer Mike Piazza bought a soccer team in Italy. The team, AC Reggiana, has been down on its luck and is having stadium issues. Seems he has to pay rent to a rival club and it’s really high and . . . eh, I dunno. You don’t care and I don’t care about that.

What we do care about is that Mike Piazza is as mad as hell and he’s not gonna take it anymore, so he held a press conference on Italian TV and ranted and raved about it for a while. You can watch it all on the club’s Facebook page. It was pretty great.

I can’t ever remember Piazza being too worked up about much of anything when he played. Heck, when Roger Clemens threw the bat at him back in 2000 he basically just looked at him like he was nuts. Guy always seemed pretty even-keeled. I guess Italian real estate is another matter.

(h/t CBS Sports)


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HOUSTON — Houston slugger Yordan Alvarez left the Astros’ game against the Arizona Diamondbacks in the fifth inning with left ankle discomfort.

Alvarez, who is tied for second in the American League with 37 home runs, rolled his ankle running out of the box on a single in the first inning.

He looked to be in some pain as he jogged to first base and was checked on briefly by manager Dusty Baker and a trainer before remaining in the game. Serving as the designated hitter, he struck out in the third inning before being replaced by pinch-hitter David Hensley for his at-bat in the fifth.