July 20th, 2012 by faye
The wife of Major League Baseball star Mike Piazza believes that Roger Clemens was on to something when he whipped a bat at Mets catcher Piazza during Game 2 of the 2000 World Series.
According to reports, a TMZ reporter was able to have a little chat with Mike Piazza and his wife, former Playboy Playmate Alicia Rickter, while the couple was coming out of Giorgio Baldi — a Santa Monica, California restaurant — on Wednesday night. Alicia Rickter did not hold back in throwing some heat at Roger Clemens, the former enemy of her husband:
“Does (Piazza) think that Roger Clemens was on ‘roids when he broke that bat?” Rickter asks the TMZ reporter, repeating the question. “Yes! He does think that.” When the camera operator asks, “Who does?” Alicia Rickter points to her husband, Mike Piazza, and says, “He does!” while the baseball star stands to the left, wearing a sheepish smile while his wife lashes out on the Roger Clemens, who is famously known as “The Rocket.”
“I do. I do. I do,” Rickter continues, shifting gears after the interviewer tells the baseball star that his wife is getting him in trouble.
As previous reports have stated, Piazza’s bat was broken by Clemens during the last Subway series between the Mets and the Yankees. Roger Clemens reportedly picked up the jagged barrel of the bat and threw it angrily at Mike Piazza.
But a while later, Mike Piazza attempts to make some amends, calling Roger Clemens a “great pitcher” when he was asked whether the career and reputation of the baseball star are tainted. Last month, Clemens, a seven-time Cy Young Award-winning pitcher was absolved of all perjury charges in federal court after he was charged of lying about his use of performance-enhancing drugs.
“The only time I’ve ever known him is hitting against him,” said Mike Piazza. “It’s really tough for me to say, ‘cause I never played with him, just against him. I mean, look, he was a great pitcher. His record speaks for itself.”
Mike Piazza was assaulted by Clemens during the 2000 regular season, then subsequently had the infamous confrontation during the Subway Series. Piazza recalls a baseball moment he shared with teh co-baseball player — when the two of them were National League All-Star battery mates in 2004.
“It didn’t go too well,” Piazza says in the TMZ video, referring to the incident. Roger Clemens gave up six runs in the first inning. “He was frustrated. We had a tough night. From a professional standpoint, I wish he did well. It’s professional pride. But what are you going to do?”