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Playin' the Dodger Blues
Michael Bamberger
May 25, 1998
In the course of a few traumatic days, Mike Piazza's world turned upside down—and SI was there when he heard the news that his L.A. days were over
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May 25, 1998

Playin' The Dodger Blues

In the course of a few traumatic days, Mike Piazza's world turned upside down—and SI was there when he heard the news that his L.A. days were over

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"They say until the deal is done, until Sheffield makes up his mind, you're a Dodger," Lozano says.

"This is such bull——," Piazza says. "Who knows when Sheffield's gonna make up his mind? He's got a [World Series] ring, he's got a house in Florida. Maybe he doesn't want to go anywhere. He can hold out as long as he wants, ask the Dodgers for anything. He's got the Dodgers by the balls. What are they gonna do? Say the deal's off? And have all that egg on their face? No way."

"You're right."

"Is Zeile going tonight?"

"I haven't heard," Lozano says.

"Well, tell Todd I'll do what he wants to do," Piazza says.

"I think you got to go," Lozano says.

"Yeah," Piazza says, nodding in agreement, disgust registering on his face for the first time. "I'm not talking, though. I don't want to say anything I'm gonna regret. Yeah, all right, I'll go. I'll talk to you later. Love ya, man."

"Love you, too."

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