“On top of that, Vin Scully was crushing me,” Piazza wrote.
Scully flatly denied he maligned Piazza.
“That’s not true at all,” Scully told The Times in a telephone interview Wednesday.
Scully said he could not recall the interview in which Piazza said the contract deadline was discussed. However, Scully said, he never would criticize a player about contractual negotiations.
“As God is my judge, I don’t get involved in these things,” Scully said. “I can’t imagine I would ever put my toe in the water as far as a player and his negotiations.
“I have no idea where he is coming from. I really have no idea. I can’t imagine saying something about a player and his contract. I just don’t do that, ever. I’m really flabbergasted by that reference.”
I agree with Dan. This is really hard to believe. I'm kind of comfortable saying that it's impossible.
I have a really hard time believing Scully would ever do that to Piazza. Scully is one of the great gentlemen of the sport. My opinion of Piazza has really plummeted over the last few years between his refusal to participate in any way with the Mets 50th Anniversary Team celebration (still waiting on that DVD btw) to this. Thankfully the team has a new face of the franchise in Wright.