Florida Spring Training for the Olympic-bound Team Italy women's softball team is here. The Azzurre will remain in the Sunshine State for two weeks at the invitation of USA Softball with the coordination of Federazione Italiana Baseball Softball (FIBS) as well as the U.S. and Italian Olympic Committees. Despite a two-day long delay at Milan Malpens...

Following in the footsteps of former Italian Pittsburgh Pirates prospect Claudio Scotti, who also trained under late and great Team Italy pitching coach Bill Holmberg and signed with the Bucs franchise in 2016, 16-year-old Azzurrini pitcher Alessandro Ercolani is headed to the Pirate City state-of-the-art training facility in Bradenton, Florida nex...

Team Italy manager and National Baseball Hall of Famer Mike Piazza spent some quality time with The 7 Line Army founder and Orange And Blue Thing host Darren Meenan along with co-host Julia Quadrino during a special Mets 2021 Opening Day Episode 6 (Season 5). With 139 episodes to date, Orange And Blue Thing airs weekly during the baseball season an...

Team Italy catcher and designated hitter Drew Butera recently signed a minor league contract with the Texas Rangers with an invitation to Spring Training Camp in Surprise, Arizona. The 37-year-old veteran, who has caught two no-hitters and has played for five different franchises during his 11-year MLB career, will be competing for an opening day r...

Until the conclusion of ItaIian American Baseball Foundation (IABF) Virtual Gala on Thursday, December 3, 2020, supporters of Team Italy baseball and softball are encouraged to bid on the 108 items available HERE at the IABF Online Auction. The IABF is a 501(c)(3) charity foundation that is committed to developing and promoting youth baseball and s...

Introducing Team Italy Manager Mike Piazza is a musical odyssey documentary featuring the music of Grammy nominee Pato Banton. Produced by award-winning director Roberto Angotti, Introducing Team Italy Manager Mike Piazza highlights the celebrated career of National Baseball Hall of Famer Mike Piazza.The film’s opening scene takes place at the 2020...

Team Italy and Colorado Rockies catcher Drew Butera homered off left-handed pitcher Jake McGee in the first intrasquad game at Coors Field in Denver, Colorado on July 11, 2020. In his first at-bat in the game while hitting eighth in the lineup for Team Purple against the Pinstripes, 36-year-old Drew Butera drilled the third pitch offered by relieve...

The JBB, a website dedicated to U.S. Junior College Baseball, recently revealed the 2020 JBB All-Americans and included 21-year-old Italian-born and developed catcher Giulio Monello as a member of the Second Team All-Americans. In his second year playing for the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) Division I Odessa Wranglers in Tex...

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 softball captain Erika Piancastelli is featured with USA Track and Field stars Kendra Chambers and Adam Durham as well as Louisiana State University Volleyball standout Sydney Mukes in Athletes for Hope At Home Workouts for Kids Volume 2 on YouTube. The video clip is nearly nine minutes in length. After short introductions from all the a...