Last September at Citi Field, Jeff Wilpon invited Mike Piazza to come to Mets camp during spring training (NY Post, Mar. 4).
Piazza accepted and joined the Mets on Monday in St. Lucie, where he will spend the week, talking about hitting and working with the team’s catchers, particularly Travis d’Arnaud, who idolized Piazza growing up.
“It’s a dream,” d’Arnaud said of having Piazza in camp (Star-Ledger, Mar. 4). “I loved how he hit, I loved how pitches loved throwing to him. I tried to transfer that to my game when I was a little kid.”
“I am not a real aggressive coach. I just want to talk with them,” Piazza said Monday (Daily News, Mar. 4). “I just want to talk hitting, talk philosophy, talk about their approach at the plate, getting the good pitch, I am not very technical, but I just want to see if I can offer them something to help them advance their careers.”
In this video from SNY.TV, Mike Piazza talks about being back in uniform and teaching at camp.