Mike Piazza’s #31 to be retired in “Mike Piazza Weekend”

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Anyone get tickets to the retirement game before the announcement was made? You are lucky if you did, because tickets are now averaging in the $400 range. Really.

The Mets announced that they will retire Mike Piazza’s #31 on Saturday night, July 30 at 6:30 p.m. before the Mets host the Colorado Rockies at Citi Field, and it’s already sold out. StubHub only now, and trust me, they are only going to get more expensive.

Plus, the retirement of #31 will necessitate a whole weekend worth of celebration. Here is a rundown of the events for what will be a very special time in Queens:

  • Friday, July 29 – 7:10 p.m. – Replica Jersey Giveaway
    All fans in attendance will receive a Mike Piazza replica jersey
  • Saturday, July 30 – 6:30 p.m. – #31 Pre-Game On-Field Retirement Ceremony
  • Sunday, July 31 – 1:10 p.m. – Bobblehead
    The first 15,000 fans in attendance will receive a Mike Piazza Bobblehead

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