I was totally surprised when a friend and fellow pastor dropped by my office this week and gave me a gift - this book -- "Long Shot" by former All Star catcher, Mike Piazza. And the best part?
A signed copy! This adds another signature to my collection, and I'll cross my fingers that he makes it to Cooperstown.
If not for his career overlapping the "steroid era", Mike Piazza would be a sure-thing Hall of Famer. Only time will tell if he is able to break through the stigma of players from his era (or if we find out that he took steroids... he denies it in the book, apparently).
UPDATE on January 6, 2016: Piazza was finally elected - the lowest draft pick ever to be inducted into the Hall of Fame! One more for my collection.