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Mike Piazza goes from baseball to ballet
Mike Piazza goes from baseball to ballet

Mike Piazza, the former major league baseball player, is taking on an unconventional post-retirement job. The athlete is teaming up with Miami City Ballet and will perform a role in the company's production of George Balanchine's "Slaughter on Tenth Avenue." But don't expect the baseball star to wear leotards or a codpiece. And don't expect him to dance, leap or lift female dancers, the company said. Piazza will appear in one performance of the ballet -- on May 3 at the Adrienne Arsht Center in Miami. He will play the role known as the "Gangster" and is expected to wear a '20s-era outfit. The company said in a release this week that Piazza...

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