On Italy’s WBC team, predominant language is English

Mar 14, 2017 657

BY: Jose M. Romero

The predominant language used on Italy’s World Baseball Classic team is English, with a little Italian and some Spanish mixed in. But everyone understands “I got it!” Fly ball drills in the Arizona sun were a bit of an adventure during a workout Tuesday, two days ahead of an opener at Mexico in Guadalajara.

“The appeal is the emotion, the competition, the friendship,” said third base coach Nick Punto, who has played in two WBCs and is a coach for the first time. “There’s not one ego out here. There’s not one person that isn’t playing for that ‘I’ on their chest.”

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