Mike Piazza and Wife Expecting Second Child

02/28/2009 at 02:00 PM ET
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Retiring at the age of 39 is something most people can only dream of, and it’s something former New York Mets catcher Mike Piazza says he doesn’t regret. Although he’s since taken up coaching, his new schedule allows him to spend lots of free time with daughter Nicoletta Veronica, 2. Telling the Associated Press he “knew it was time to move on,” Mike, now 40, adds, “I’ve got a baby now.”

“I’m excited to be home and enjoy moments with my kid.”

There are more of those moments on the horizon! While no specifics are provided, Mike’s wife Alicia Rickter is currently expecting the couple’s second child.

Source: Associated Press

FILED UNDER: Expecting , News , Parenting

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K on

I miss him playing baseball,but congrats on the baby,hope it’s a boy.

Ellie on

It was great seeing all of the pics of him back in Port St. Lucie, even if it was only for an exhibition game with team Italy.

Harley on

I used to have the biggest crush on him as a kid! Congrats to the family on their pregnancy!

Rick Varner on

We’re waiting for Mike to begin his broadcasting career. Congrats to the greatest catcher in history.

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