Mike Piazza recently joined the MLB Network to talk about his new book, Long Shot…

In the interview, Piazza had the following to say about:

PEDs, and if he ever used them…

“My histories of denial are documented all the way back to 1997, so I didn’t think that was news coming into it. … Most of the stuff that I documented was pretty much through the training room, through the trainers. One of the things was Vioxx, which is a very strong anti-inflammatory, that was banned because it was one of those things that could cause heart attacks and things like that. I just really wanted to paint a picture that drugs, unfortunately, [are] part of sports. Obviously, it’s part of the training room. Sometimes you have to do those things, [like] Cortisone, to get out on the field. I just merely wanted to kind of draw a comparison to [how], sometimes, guys blurred the line. As far as andro for me, it was just a supplement that came in a pack that I bought. Once I started realizing that it was being discouraged, then I stopped it.”

The Hall of Fame vote, and if he was disappointed that he did not get in: