WFAN’s Mike Francesa explained his role in bringing Mike Pizza to the New York Mets during his Thursday afternoon show.
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Mike Francesa has had a remarkably successful career. Part of which includes commentating on CBS and hosting a successful radio show on WFAN. It also has included a position in the front office for the New York Mets.
If you didn’t know any better, you’d think Francesa was a member of the New York Mets brass when the club acquired Mike Piazza in 1998 after listening to Thursday’s show. The “Sports Pope” explained that because former owner Nelson Doubleday heard Francesa and former co-host Chris “Mad Dog” Russo on the radio with former Mets general manager Steve Phillips, a pursuit of Piazza should be made.
Francesa then explained that he and Russo were not taking any credit for their “role” in Doubleday having a change of heart.
If Francesa mentioned that they weren’t taking any credit, but now explains in detail how they had influenced Doubleday’s decision, then he’s indirectly crediting himself. It’s funny how Piazza’s retirement speech didn’t mention the WFAN legend, isn’t it?.
Listen, uhkay? Francesa brought New York the best Piazza they’ve ever had. Kind of.