With no baseball games to manage, Joe Girardi is leaning into one of his biggest hobbies. "I love to cook so I've kinda broadened what I cook," Girardi told Mike Missanelli late last week. "I've been making this Nutella pizza, the simplest thing to make." Qué? "You just buy the dough that's pre-made," the skipper said. "You cook it for about seven,...

What do Marcell Ozuna, Martin Prado, Marwin Gonzalez, and Carlos González have in common? Drew Butera, known for his strong arm as one of the game's best defensive catchers, struck out all four MLB stars while pitching on the mound. In the April 6, 2020 episode (#127) of the Talkin' Baseball podcast with Jake, Jomboy, and former teammate Trevor Plo...

L’attività internazionale del baseball al momento è ferma. Tutti, dalla MLB ai campionati nazionali sparsi per mezzo mondo, hanno dovuto presto fare i conti con la pandemia di coronavirus. Andiamo a vedere in questa sede alcuni nomi di giocatori italiani futuribili che hanno deciso di intraprendere il cammino verso gli Stati Uniti, in particolare q...

Wyoming Area senior baseball player Ryan Petrucci has committed to continue his academic and athletic careers at Lebanon Valley College. Petrucci batted a team-high .423 with two doubles, 11 RBI and 11 runs scored as a junior for the Warriors. He played first base and catcher, the position he expects to play in college. Along with Lebanon Valley, P...

Chicago White Sox hitting coach Frank Menechino paid a visit to Team Italy and New York Institute of Technology (NYIT) coach Frank Catalanotto on January 29, 2020 to assist his players on baseball fundamentals. The former major leaguers played together on the Toronto Blue Jays in 2004 and 2005 as well as on Team Italy in the 2006 World Baseball Cla...

Team Italy switch-pitcher Pat Venditte was named as a member of the 2020 Creighton University Athletics Hall of Fame class on March 25, 2020. The Omaha, Nebraska native enjoyed a successful collegiate pitching career while attending nearby Creighton University from 2005 to 2008 and posting the school's single-season record for ERA (1.88) and appear...

Former Chicago Bears defensive coordinator Vic Fangio is making the most of his time at home, along with a mouth-watering homemade Italian meal. The Broncos' Twitter account shared a video of the current Denver Broncos head coach making homemade meatballs and red sauce, backed by soothing Italian music. While he’s currently relieved of coaching dut...

Lawrence Peter Yogi Berra was one of the most popular New York Yankees of all time. He was a long time catcher, coach, and manager for the Yankees. Berra was born in 1925 of immigrant parents Pietro and Paolina Berra in the Italian neighborhood of the “Hill” in St. Louis, Missouri. His real name was Lorenzo Pietro Berra. To fans, he was just “Yogi”...

Boston Red Sox pitcher Chris Mazza was watching a special 20 years ago on New York Yankees legend Joe DiMaggio when his older brother let him in on a little secret. “I was 9 years old and we were watching ESPN Classic and they were talking about the 56-game hitting streak and all of the sudden my brother goes, ‘You know that’s our cousin, right?’"...

With Mookie Betts traded to the Los Angeles Dodgers, Team Italy’s John Andreoli is competing for an opening day roster spot on the Boston Red Sox as the backup for outfieldersAndrew Benintendi, J.D. Martinez, and Jackie Bradley Jr. The speedy 29-year-old has played all three outfield positions and has also served as DH in four games so far during 2...