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  Piazza - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
A piazza (IPA /'pjatsa/) is an open square in a city, found in Italy.
Aristocratic talk about the piazza was connected in Londoners' minds, not with the square as a whole but with the arcades, which were called the "piazzas".
In the United States, in the early 19th century, a piazza by further extension became a fanciful name for a colonnaded porch.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Piazza   (245 words)

 Mike Piazza - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Piazza's best season was 1997, a year when he finished second in MVP voting.
Piazza helped the Mets to two consecutive playoff appearances for the only time in Mets history in 1999 and 2000; the second resulting in a National League Pennant and World Series appearance resulting in an unfortunate 5 game loss to a Yankee team winning their fourth World Series in five years.
Piazza received constant cheers, ovations and chanting of his name from the second he stepped foot on the field for batting practice until leaving the field after his final at-bat in the 8th inning.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Mike_Piazza   (2112 words)

 Newsvine - Mets Fans Embrace Piazza in Shea Return
Piazza went 1-for-4 and was replaced in the bottom of the eighth by Josh Bard.
Piazza eventually ripped the hat off teammate Mike Cameron, also a former Met, and pushed him forward so he could be acknowledged by the crowd.
Piazza became a fan favorite at Shea after he was acquired by the Mets in a trade with Florida in May 1998.
www.newsvine.com /_news/2006/08/08/317612-mets-fans-embrace-piazza-in-shea-return   (875 words)

 USATODAY.com - Piazza agrees to $2 million deal with Padres   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
Piazza gets a $1.25 million salary this year, and the contract includes a mutual option for 2007 at $8 million with a $750,000 buyout.
Piazza is hoping to catch about 90-100 games this season, along with playing some first base and being the DH in interleague games.
Piazza became a free agent after last season, when he hit.251 with 19 homers and 62 RBI in 113 games for the New York Mets.
www.usatoday.com /sports/baseball/nl/padres/2006-01-29-piazza_x.htm   (641 words)

 ESPN.com: MLB - Report: Dodger GM files complaint about Piazza brawl
Piazza charged the mound Wednesday night after he was hit by Mota, touching off a benches-clearing brawl during the Dodgers' 13-6 win over the Mets in a split-squad game.
Piazza immediately charged the mound, with his right fist cocked for a punch, and Mota -- once a shortstop in the Mets organization -- threw his glove at him and began backpedaling away.
After Mota hit Piazza in the hip with a pitch last March, he waited until the pitcher was coming off the field in the eighth inning and grabbed him by the jersey, but no punches were thrown.
espn.go.com /mlb/news/2003/0312/1522670.html   (912 words)

 Mike Piazza | BaseballLibrary.com
Although Piazza fulfilled a lifelong dream by playing for the Dodgers, his career took a sudden and dramatic turn in his sixth season when he found himself traded twice in one week, eventually-winding up with the New York Mets.
With Piazza as the team's centerpiece, management brought in a quality supporting cast in the form of Robin Ventura and Armando Benitez, and broke the bank to keep pitcher Al Leiter.
Piazza went only 4-24 in the NLCS, and the Mets entered the 2000 season planning rest him frequently to preserve his body for the stretch run.
www.baseballlibrary.com /baseballlibrary/ballplayers/P/Piazza_Mike.stm   (3503 words)

 Roma: Piazza Navona   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
The piazza marks the area for the races in the stadium.
If you leave the piazza at the south end going west, you'll come to another piazza which is the home of Pasquino, one of Rome's "taking" statues.
At Christmas time the piazza is filled with stalls selling figurines of all sizes and forms for cribs, so well into a frozen December night you can come here and see all the lights of the stalls and perhaps think about making your own crib.
www.romainteractive.com /pznavona.htm   (660 words)

 Ignatius Piazza and Front Sight in World Net Daily
In fact, Graham confirmed for me, the NRA will not even accept paid advertising from Piazza and Front Sight if there is any reference to the free machine-gun training the company offers to law-abiding citizens and law enforcement officers as well.
But Piazza thinks that kind of defensive thinking is timid and self-defeating.
Piazza offers the free courses as a way of attracting interest and positive publicity for the bigger Front Sight picture and two- and four-day courses in pistol, rifle and shotgun use.
www.ignatius-piazza-and-front-sight-in-world-net-daily.com   (795 words)

 Tom Piazza   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
Piazza [has] quietly disarming skills as a writer… Where other authors of ‘60s temper go for self-mythologizing broadsides, he courts ambivalence, complexity and disappointment – all moods, moreover, that he sharply distills into precise, period-inflected imagery.”
“Piazza’s novel is at least four different fabulous animals – the academic novel, the Catholic memoir, the journey into the Heart of Darkness and the Cheeveresque hallucination/revelation in which reality manifests itself as suburban illusion.
Piazza’s ear and eye for the period are perfect.
tompiazza.compulsivecreations.com /my_cold_war/index.html   (814 words)

 San Diego Padres, Mike Piazza, Major League Baseball - CBS SportsLine.com
Piazza is hoping to catch about 90-100 games this season, along with playing some first base and being the DH in road interleague games.
Piazza holds the major league record for most career home runs by a catcher (374).
Piazza became a free agent after last season, when he hit.251 with 19 homers and 62 RBI in 113 games for the Mets.
www.sportsline.com /mlb/story/9195503   (548 words)

 WJLA - Piazza Snaps Slump As Padres Beat L.A.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
Mike Piazza snapped a 0-for-26 slump with an RBI single and Jake Peavy threw seven dominating innings as the San Diego Padres beat Los Angeles 1-0 on Tuesday night to pull within two-games of the NL West-leading Dodgers.
Piazza's hard single with two outs in the sixth inning bounced off shortstop Rafael Furcal's glove and rolled onto the outfield grass, allowing rookie Josh Barfield to score.
It was Piazza's first hit since he homered twice off Pedro Martinez in a 4-3 loss at the New York Mets on Aug. 9.
www.wjla.com /headlines/0806/354935.html   (562 words)

 Piazza San Marco - St. Mark's Square - Venice for Visitors
The equivalent tourist magnet in Venice is the Piazza San Marco, better known to Anglophones as St. Mark's Square.
Napoleon called the Piazza San Marco "the finest drawing room in Europe." That description may have been a little off-base--there's no ceiling, and where's the sofa?--but the fact remains that St. Mark's is a far nicer place for sitting and schmoozing than the average living room or hotel lobby.
The square--let's not be pedantic!--was laid out in the 11th Century, when its area was divided in half by a canal near the café tables in the picture.
europeforvisitors.com /venice/articles/piazza_san_marco.htm   (472 words)

 CNN/SI - Baseball MLB - Piazza, Mets agree to record $91 million, 7-year deal - Saturday October 24, 1998 08:44 AM
Piazza, 30, hit.329 with 32 home runs and 111 RBIs for New York, Los Angeles and Florida this year.
He was traded from Los Angeles to Florida in May after the Dodgers failed to reach agreement with him on a multiyear deal, and the Marlins traded him to the Mets a week later.
Piazza's deal appears to signal the Mets will attempt to trade Todd Hundley, due to be paid $5.2 million next season and $6 million in 2000 as part of a $21 million, four-year contract he agreed to in January 1997.
sportsillustrated.cnn.com /baseball/mlb/news/1998/10/24/piazza_mets/index.html   (489 words)

 USATODAY.com - Piazza may be playing for his future   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
Piazza honestly doesn't know whether he wants to stay with the Mets or whether they even want him back.
Piazza, 36, never imagined he'd still be wearing a Mets uniform in 2005.
Piazza will be the everyday catcher — no more first base, no more checking the lineup card.
www.usatoday.com /sports/bbw/columnist/nightengale/2005-02-02-majors_x.htm   (1405 words)

 Amazon.com: Piazza: Books: N. Y.) Daily News (New York   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
Piazza is a collection of the most intriguing Daily News stories and photos detailing catcher Mike Piazzas career with the New York Mets.
Since his arrival in New York, Piazza has taken his team from mediocre to the NLCS and nearly pulled off one the biggest upset in baseball.
Piazza abilities behind the plate are as impressive as his interaction the fans of New York outside the gates.
www.amazon.com /Piazza-Daily-News-New-York/dp/1582612625   (795 words)

 La Piazza Cafe Home Page   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
The town square, known as a "piazza" in Italy, is the traditional meeting place of every small Italian town or village.
A piazza is a place for people to meet, greet, eat and drink.
All the small necessities and niceties of Italian life are found in the piazza.
www.piazzacafe.com   (92 words)

 Major League Baseball News   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
After Larry Walker flied out, Mike Piazza came to the plate to face Yankees right-hander Roger Clemens with two outs in the second inning tonight.
Piazza hit the next pitch foul down the third base line.
During the regular season, Piazza is 7-for-12 (.583) against Clemens with three homers and a double.
www.mlb.com /NASApp/mlb/mlb/news/mlb_news_story.jsp?article_id=mlb_20010710_piazzaclemens_news&team_id=mlb   (481 words)

 ESPN.com: MLB - Piazza gets in shoving match with Mota after plunking
Mota, acquired from Montreal last week, hit Piazza in the backside with a 3-0 pitch in the seventh inning.
Piazza gave Mota an angry look and was replaced by a pinch runner.
Piazza remained on the Mets' bench rather than head to the clubhouse.
www.espn.go.com /mlb/news/2002/0328/1359787.html   (426 words)

 Rod Piazza, MP3 Music Download at eMusic   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
Piazza began his professional career as a member of the Dirty Blues Band in the mid-'60s.
Piazza left the band after the release of Stone Dirty, choosing to hit the road with his idol George "Harmonica" Smith instead.
Piazza and the Mighty Flyers signed a contract with Black Top Records in 1991; the label later re-released the group's albums on CD.
www.emusic.com /artist/10555/10555176.html   (428 words)

 Mike Piazza Baseball Stats by Baseball Almanac
Mike Piazza was born on Wednesday, September 4, 1968, in Norristown, Pennsylvania.
Piazza was 23 years old when he broke into the big leagues on September 1, 1992, with the Los Angeles Dodgers.
His biographical data, year-by-year hitting stats, fielding stats, pitching stats (where applicable), career totals, uniform numbers, salary data and miscellaneous items-of-interest are presented by Baseball Almanac on this comprehensive Mike Piazza baseball stats page.
www.baseball-almanac.com /players/player.php?p=piazzmi01   (300 words)

 Maine Appalachian Trail Club Caretaker/Ridgerunner Program: Piazza Rock   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
The actual Piazza Rock is a flat-topped, large, overhanging rock tucked away amongst forest trees.
The Piazza Rock Caretaker is fortunate to encounter all abilities of hikers at this site, and has many opportunities to speak with visiting overnight camps and college orientation groups about the Leave No Trace philosophy.
The Piazza Rock Caretaker is also responsible for ridge-running across some of the most physically strenuous and visually stunning miles on the Appalachian Trail.
www.matc.org /piazza.htm   (342 words)

 La Piazza Cafe Dining Info
La Piazza offers an authentic Italian dining experience in a unique, "urban rusticana" atmosphere that evokes the charm of a typical Italian piazza.
La Piazza is located at 410 Circle Avenue in Forest Park, three blocks west of Harlem Ave.
Trompe l'oeil is a French term literally meaning "trick the eye." As a painting style, trompe l'oeil has a history extending back to 400 B.C. and was a part of the rich culture of the ancient Greek and Roman empires.
www.piazzacafe.com /dine.html   (337 words)

 New York Daily News - Mets - Piazza (or Manny) may say Halo   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
After seven-plus seasons in Queens, Mike Piazza won't return in 2006 and there's a good possibility he could be heading back to where he began.
Piazza's agent, Dan Lozano, wouldn't comment on specific situations but said there has been interest from seven teams - four in the AL, three in the NL - and that he expected to open negotiations with clubs next week.
The 37-year-old still believes he can be a full-time catcher, though most observers think he'd be best-served in a situation where he could mostly be the DH with occasional work behind the plate.
www.nydailynews.com /sports/baseball/mets/story/370511p-315169c.html   (417 words)

 Piazza Farms and Greenhouse
Yes, Piazza's is also a working vegetable farm with over 40 acres of vegetable crops such as peppers, eggplant, cucumbers, zucchini,summer squash, and our famous tomatoes and sweet corn!
Piazza's is known throughout the United States for their sweet corn and tomatoes!
In the Fall, Piazza's continues with a line of fruits and vegetables, incorporating many varieties of local apples, winter squash, gourds, and pumpkins.
www.piazzafarms.com /index.html   (313 words)

 Piazza - Vacation Rental in Montalcino, Italy - Tuscany South
The bedrooms are in the front of the apartment, with double-paned windows fronting the piazza.
Guests will also have special permission to drive into the piazza on arrival and departure days to load and unload luggage.
Noise from the piazza when the windows are open (but the windows are double-paned glass and the apartment has AC for summer), reserved parking is in a garage a 5-minute walk away, 30 steps up to apartment.
www.untours.com /prop.asp?SID=3872&CID=1702&RID=321&Date=all&Pax=2&Mini=   (483 words)

 Piazza of St. Peter's - Bernini - Great Buildings Online
"The Piazza of St Peter's was built by Bernini for Pope Alexander VII in 1656-67.
It was conceived as a grand approach to the church but had to be planned so that the greatest number of people could see the Pope give his blessing, either from the middle of the façade of the church or from a window in the Vatican Palace."
As they enter the piazza, the faithful are embraced by "the motherly arms of the church," Bernini's own description of his Colonnade.
www.greatbuildings.com /buildings/Piazza_of_St._Peters.html   (262 words)

 Piazza Artworks and Fine Art at arthistorynet.com
Giovanni Battista Piranesi, Veduta di Piazza Navona sopra le rovine del Circo Agonale (The Piazza Navona above the ruins of the circus Agonale), from the Vedute di Roma (Views of Rome), 1751
Antonio Visentini, Piazza San Marco, View of the Public Library, pl. IV from a series of four scenes of the Piazza after Canaletto, circa 1745
Giovanni Battista Falda, Fontana nella Piazza della Basilica di S. Maria Maggiore (Fountain in the Piazza of the church of Santa Maria Maggiore), pl. 9 from the series Le Fontane di Rome (Fountains of Rome), 1691
www.absolutearts.com /masters/p/piazza-works.html   (564 words)

 Piazza Napoleone- Lucca, Italy - VirtualTourist.com
Piazza Napoleone (also known as Piazza Grande) is a fabulous large Piazza dedicated to Napoleon.
The Piazza is home of the Palazzo Ducale which used to be part of the fortress of Lucca.
Piazza Napoleone is dominated by the imposing Palazzo Ducale.
www.virtualtourist.com /travel/Europe/Italy/Tuscany/Lucca-149133/Things_To_Do-Lucca-Piazza_Napoleone-BR-1.html   (635 words)

 WJLA - Piazza Gets 9th Homer, Mets Beat Phillies   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
Mike Piazza drove in three runs with a single and his ninth home run of the season and Carlos Beltran had a double and triple, punctuating one New York Mets' rally and touching off another Tuesday night in an 8-3 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies.
Piazza hit a fifth-inning single that put the Mets ahead 3-1 and homered in the sixth off Amaury Telemaco.
In the bottom of the fifth, Beltran opened with a triple against Geoff Geary and scored when Piazza bounced a one-out single through the drawn-in infield.
www.wjla.com /headlines/0605/239257.html   (532 words)

 Piazza of San Marco - Venice, Italy - Great Buildings Online
The basilica of St. Mark's, the Doge's Palace, and the public space itself received constant and lavish attention.
By then the canal called the Batario that ran west of the campanile had been filled in, and the church of S. Geminiano that straddled it had been taken down and rebuilt at the end of the extended square, across from St. Mark's.
This three-sided enclosure, the Piazza S. Marco proper, held the offices of the procurators of the basilica and a thirteenth-century hospice along the south side.
www.greatbuildings.com /buildings/Piazza_of_San_Marco.html   (249 words)

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