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February 14, 2002
I'm an old acquaintance of Wayne Franklin, who pitched in relief for the Astros in this game. Bad day for him. He served up a gigantic 3-run homer to Piazza then hit the next batter, Ventura with a pitch. I caught up to him at Shea a few weeks later and he told me yes, he indeed threw at Ventura on purpose! He said he and catcher Tony Eusubio were frustrated over having walked Alfonzo on a borderline ball 4 before Piazza took him deep.

Earlier in that game Jose Lima threw a hissy fit in the dugout when he got yanked in the top of the 4th inning having given up 7 runs. Overall, this was an old-fashioned woodshed beating.

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