OK, wiseguy, we know what you’re thinking: “Mike Piazza performing with Miami City Ballet? Well, so much for the rumors that he’s gay!” Har-dee-har-har.

But while you’re laughing about it, know that Piazza is laughing, too. The baseball great has heard all of your jokes and then some from friends and former teammates. As he points out in his new autobiography, “Long Shot” (Simon & Schuster), he’s comfortable with who he is.

Standing in the middle of a bright, mirrored rehearsal space at the Miami City Ballet Studio on Miami Beach last week, Piazza exudes a sunny, affable, relaxed disposition that contradicts the moody rep he had as a ballplayer. He’s clearly having fun with this curious return to the spotlight...read more


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