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May 22, 1998 | Times Wire Services
Maybe the Florida Marlins can keep catcher Mike Piazza if Vince Piazza resumes his son's allowance. Vince Piazza, who has made four entreaties into baseball club ownership, said in Thursday's Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel that he is considering joining a group trying to buy the Marlins from Wayne Huizenga. The group is headed by Marlin President Don Smiley. "I've had some thought about it," Piazza said. "We don't know what we're going to do yet.
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May 4, 2003 | Mike DiGiovanna
The Dodgers will be in Shea Stadium on Tuesday night to start a three-game series against the New York Mets. Somebody alert the National Guard. For the first time since a spring-training melee between the teams, the central figures in that fight, Met catcher Mike Piazza and Dodger reliever Guillermo Mota, will be in the same stadium. The last time they were in such close proximity, during an exhibition game March 16 at Port St. Lucie, Fla.
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September 11, 1992 | ROSS NEWHAN and BILL PLASCHKE, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Vince Piazza, a longtime friend of Dodger Manager Tom Lasorda, may withdraw from the group trying to buy the San Francisco Giants and move that club to Florida. That decision could force Lasorda to remain with the Dodgers in 1993, rather than possibly joining his hometown pal in Florida. Fred Kuhlmann, vice chairman of the St. Louis Cardinals and chairman of the major league ownership committee, said Thursday that Piazza has no choice, that he failed a security check of his background.
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May 22, 1998 | Times Wire Services
Maybe the Florida Marlins can keep catcher Mike Piazza if Vince Piazza resumes his son's allowance. Vince Piazza, who has made four entreaties into baseball club ownership, said in Thursday's Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel that he is considering joining a group trying to buy the Marlins from Wayne Huizenga. The group is headed by Marlin President Don Smiley. "I've had some thought about it," Piazza said. "We don't know what we're going to do yet.
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April 16, 1995 | BOB NIGHTENGALE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It's New Year's Eve. The phone has been ringing all day. Party invitations are stacked on the kitchen counter. High school friends are pleading for him to go to their party. Women are begging for dates. Nightclubs are willing to pay for his attendance. It's 10 p.m., Dec. 31, 1994. Do you know where Mike Piazza, the Dodgers' All-Star catcher in his first two seasons and one of America's most eligible bachelors, can be found?
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October 7, 1992 | BILL PLASCHKE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Tom Lasorda's future as the Dodgers' manager remained in limbo Tuesday after the first of two scheduled meetings with Peter O'Malley and Fred Claire. When asked if Lasorda was going to be allowed to fulfill the final year of his contract next season, O'Malley, the Dodgers' president, said: "All I'm going to say is, we're going to meet again. I'm not going to comment further until the appropriate time." Their second meeting will be held today.
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September 12, 1992 | BILL PLASCHKE and ROSS NEWHAN, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Vince Piazza, longtime friend of Dodger Manager Tom Lasorda, is again pursuing ownership of the San Francisco Giants after the chairman of the major league baseball ownership committee said Piazza passed a security check. Retracting a statement he made Thursday, Fred Kuhlmann, vice chairman of the St. Louis Cardinals, said major league baseball does not have a problem with Piazza's background.
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May 4, 2003 | Mike DiGiovanna
The Dodgers will be in Shea Stadium on Tuesday night to start a three-game series against the New York Mets. Somebody alert the National Guard. For the first time since a spring-training melee between the teams, the central figures in that fight, Met catcher Mike Piazza and Dodger reliever Guillermo Mota, will be in the same stadium. The last time they were in such close proximity, during an exhibition game March 16 at Port St. Lucie, Fla.
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July 10, 1996 | ROSS NEWHAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Hadn't he said it was honor and thrill enough to return to his roots as the National League's starting catcher and leading vote-getter in the All-Star game? Hadn't he said that alone was realization of a dream? For Mike Piazza, however, there was more. The Dodger catcher won the most valuable player award of the 67th All-Star game Tuesday night.
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March 28, 1996 | BOB NIGHTENGALE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Mike Piazza awakes in the middle of the night, perspiration dripping from his body, fighting off images that have assaulted his senses. He breathes deeply and fast, opening and closing his hands, reminding himself it was only a dream, the one that frequently haunts him but always inspires him. "It's indescribable," Piazza says. "It's like an addiction, this intensity to reach a higher level. My mind won't allow me to rest. "It would be so easy to say, 'Hey, I had three pretty good years.
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July 14, 1996 | THOMAS BOSWELL, WASHINGTON POST
Every day after school in Phoenixville, Pa., Mike Piazza knew his father Vince would pitch to him in the backyard batting cage he'd built for his son. Dad often would throw for an hour or more, leaning on the boy to learn what hard work--even in a game--entailed. "He never resented that I pushed him, hour after hour," says Vince. After BP, Mike knew the family was heading to Veterans Stadium to watch the Phillies from their seats behind third base. "We never missed a ballgame," says Vince.
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July 10, 1996 | ROSS NEWHAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Hadn't he said it was honor and thrill enough to return to his roots as the National League's starting catcher and leading vote-getter in the All-Star game? Hadn't he said that alone was realization of a dream? For Mike Piazza, however, there was more. The Dodger catcher won the most valuable player award of the 67th All-Star game Tuesday night.
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March 28, 1996 | BOB NIGHTENGALE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Mike Piazza awakes in the middle of the night, perspiration dripping from his body, fighting off images that have assaulted his senses. He breathes deeply and fast, opening and closing his hands, reminding himself it was only a dream, the one that frequently haunts him but always inspires him. "It's indescribable," Piazza says. "It's like an addiction, this intensity to reach a higher level. My mind won't allow me to rest. "It would be so easy to say, 'Hey, I had three pretty good years.
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April 16, 1995 | BOB NIGHTENGALE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It's New Year's Eve. The phone has been ringing all day. Party invitations are stacked on the kitchen counter. High school friends are pleading for him to go to their party. Women are begging for dates. Nightclubs are willing to pay for his attendance. It's 10 p.m., Dec. 31, 1994. Do you know where Mike Piazza, the Dodgers' All-Star catcher in his first two seasons and one of America's most eligible bachelors, can be found?
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January 12, 1994 | ALLAN MALAMUD
There must be a joke about Whitey Herzog beating the Rams out of Anaheim, but, then again, he never lived there. . . . It won't be long before people forget that he ever served as general manager of the Angels. . . . Bill Bavasi has a tough job ahead of him with the Angels, who today look like a last-place team in the American League West. . . . Tom Lasorda was sleeping at the Pennsylvania home of friend Vince Piazza recently when he heard loud noises coming from the basement. . . . "Pow. . . .
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January 12, 1994 | ALLAN MALAMUD
There must be a joke about Whitey Herzog beating the Rams out of Anaheim, but, then again, he never lived there. . . . It won't be long before people forget that he ever served as general manager of the Angels. . . . Bill Bavasi has a tough job ahead of him with the Angels, who today look like a last-place team in the American League West. . . . Tom Lasorda was sleeping at the Pennsylvania home of friend Vince Piazza recently when he heard loud noises coming from the basement. . . . "Pow. . . .
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August 8, 1992 | BILL PLASCHKE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Tom Lasorda likes to tell the story about having lunch with Vince Piazza when Lasorda was a minor league player and Piazza owned one used-car lot. "I would meet him at work, and there would be one car left on the lot, and Vince would say, 'Let's see if we can't sell this one car before we eat,' " Lasorda said. Piazza and Lasorda, who were as close as brothers while growing up in Norristown, Pa., always have been men of big dreams.
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October 7, 1992 | BILL PLASCHKE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Tom Lasorda's future as the Dodgers' manager remained in limbo Tuesday after the first of two scheduled meetings with Peter O'Malley and Fred Claire. When asked if Lasorda was going to be allowed to fulfill the final year of his contract next season, O'Malley, the Dodgers' president, said: "All I'm going to say is, we're going to meet again. I'm not going to comment further until the appropriate time." Their second meeting will be held today.
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September 12, 1992 | BILL PLASCHKE and ROSS NEWHAN, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Vince Piazza, longtime friend of Dodger Manager Tom Lasorda, is again pursuing ownership of the San Francisco Giants after the chairman of the major league baseball ownership committee said Piazza passed a security check. Retracting a statement he made Thursday, Fred Kuhlmann, vice chairman of the St. Louis Cardinals, said major league baseball does not have a problem with Piazza's background.
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