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As a Mets fan, I have to give credit where credit is due to Mike Piazza, who officially retired today. While Jose Reyes and David Wright are legitimate stars now, Piazza was really the only superstar the Mets have had since the early 90's (even then, did you consider Gary Carter a superstar? Don't you dare even mention Bobby Bonilla). You forget how gaudy his stats were for a while. Always a great face for the franchise, he was humble (perhaps too much so) and a great guy to root for. And even though his legacy will probably always be tainted by the Clemens fiasco and I'mNotGayGate, he walks away from the game as the greatest hitting* catcher of all time.

It'll be interesting to see whether or not he goes into the Hall as a Dodger or a Met. 6 seasons in Dodger Blue to 7.5 in Mets Black/Blue/Whatever. I have to think its as a Met since most of the records he ended up breaking were in a Mets uniform and, for better or worse, most of his "memorable" moments were as a Met as well.

*Johnny Bench enthusiasts, relax. I qualified it.