Badass Former Baseball Star Joins The Ballet, Remains Badass

Future Hall of Famer Mike Piazza seems to be enjoying his retirement.

Mike Piazza was arguably the greatest hitting catcher in the history of the MLB, but (fairly weak) rumors of steroid use kept him from being a first-ballot Hall of Famer this year. The Hall of Fame voting committee doesn’t meet again until next January. In the meantime Piazza has picked up a new hobby…

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In a video interview with the Associated Press, Piazza spoke about his upcoming appearance in the Miami City Ballet’s production of Slaughter on Tenth Avenue.

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Slaughter on Tenth Avenue opens next month.

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(OK, we made those last quotes up, but it wouldn’t have been surprising if he said them.)

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Check out the whole hilarious video:

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