• Long Shot

    Posted by on March 20th, 2013 · Comments (3)

    To be candid, when I was first approached about reviewing Mike Piazza’s autobiography “Long Shot,” at first blush, my reaction was: Do I really want to read this one?

    But, I gave it a shot – no pun intended – and, was I surprised!

    Piazza pulls no punches with “Long Shot.“  He’s brutally honest about himself – sharing that he was, at times, self-centered, surly, and often angry. Yet, don’t take that to mean that his book is a vent and bitch-fest. It’s also full of some very insightful and entertaining stories.

    It’s amazing how hard Piazza’s father had to fight to get him into a college, then drafted, and later signed. And, once that was done, it became a target on Mike’s back for a long time. It’s also very interesting to see how the relationship between father and son changed over time.

    And, with this book, Piazza addresses everything – including Sam Champion and Murray Chass (although the latter not directly by name).

    Bottom line, “Long Shot” is a “page turner.” It’s one of the better baseball autobiographies that I’ve read in quite a while. Without reservation, I highly recommend this one – and you don’t have to be a Piazza, Mets or Dodgers fan to enjoy it.

    I may have been unsure if I wanted to read Long Shot” when the chance first presented itself to me. But, that changed in hurry as I started to get into the book. And, I am very happy, now, that I had the chance to read it.

    Comments on Long Shot

    1. Raf
      March 21st, 2013 | 9:23 pm

      Any comments on the steroids issue?

    2. March 22nd, 2013 | 8:05 am

      Yes, he addresses that as well.

      He says that he was a gym rat, took supplements, and asked about HGH but never took it.

    3. Evan3457
      March 22nd, 2013 | 11:26 am

      Steve L. wrote:

      Yes, he addresses that as well.
      He says that he was a gym rat, took supplements, and asked about HGH but never took it.

      Modified limited hangout, as I said.

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