Well, it seems that Guillermo Mota, who started to backpedal into the Dodger dugout after plunking and being intimidated by Mike Piazza, is still backpedaling. He now claims that it was unintentional and had nothing to do with a similar incident last spring. Oh, and apparently Brian Jordan wisked Mota away in the seventh inning so that he could avoid being attacked by the raucous fans, not to avoid a post-game confrontation with Piazza:
"I know what I did and it was not intentional," said Mota. "Whatever they (the Mets) think . . ."
"It's not about last year," Mota said. "That was 2002. This is 2003."
"If I had intentions, I'd be ready," he said. "He surprised me, like he surprised me last year."
Apparently, the Dodgers are not pleased that Piazza stormed into their clubhouse. I think some big suspensions (10-game?) are due all around. We shall see.