Piazza Appeal to Be Heard Monday
Mar. 28, 2003
PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. (AP) _ New York Mets catcher Mike Piazza's appeal for his five-game suspension will be heard after Monday's season-opener at Shea Stadium.
Piazza was suspended for charging the mound after Dodgers pitcher Guillermo Mota hit him with a pitch on March 12. He later went into the Dodgers' clubhouse in search of Mota.
Mota had his five-game suspension reduced to four games this week.
Piazza's appeal will be heard by Bob DuPuy, baseball's chief operating officer, after the Mets play the Chicago Cubs.