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Live discussion: The Dodgers, Mike Piazza and Vin Scully

February 26, 2013|By Houston Mitchell

Former Dodgers catcher Mike Piazza has been surrounded by controversy since the release of his book, "Long Shot" recently. In it, he took a shot at iconic broadcaster Vin Scully, blaming Scully for Dodgers fans booing him before he was traded in 1998. That will be just one topic of discussion during today's live video chat with Dodgers writer Dylan Hernandez today at 10:30 a.m.

As Hernandez wrote on Monday,

"In his book, "Long Shot," Piazza described Scully as instrumental in turning the fans of Los Angeles against him during the contract stalemate that led to his trade to the Florida Marlins in 1998. Piazza wrote that Scully "was crushing me" on the air, a charge Scully vehemently denied.

"I can't say that I have regrets," Piazza said. "I was just trying to explain the situation."

"The former All-Star catcher was at the Dodgers' spring-training facility with Italy's World Baseball Classic team, for which he is a coach. Scully was also at the complex, to call the Dodgers' 7-6 victory over the Chicago Cubs.

"I'd love to see him," Piazza said.

"The two didn't meet.

"I always liked him," Scully said. "I admired him. I think either he made a mistake or got some bad advice. I still think of him as a great player and I hope he gets into the Hall of Fame. I really do. Whatever disappointment I feel, I'll put aside."

You will be able to ask question during the chat, so be sure to join us at 10:30 on this blog post.


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