ST. LOUIS (KMOX) – Mike Piazza couldn’t bear to show his face in a video Nelly posted to Twitter, after Piazza said he wouldn’t live in St. Louis because the food there stinks.
Piazza is a Major League Baseball Hall of Famer, who played a majority of his 16-year career with the Los Angeles Dodgers and New York Mets.
Piazza was featured by the New York Times this month after he purchased a third-level Italian professional soccer team. He was rumored to be interested in buying an expansion MLS franchise. In the Times article, he is quoted saying, “I’d rather be poor in Italy than based in St. Louis. You can’t get a good meal there!”
He played a total of 57 games in St. Louis in his career, according to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.
Piazza’s grandparents were born in Italy, so Nelly plans to show him some of his town’s best dining in the Hill neighborhood.