The State of Squadra Italia in World Baseball Classic with Marco Mazzieri, Manager

By Danielle McCartan (@CoachMcCartan) WASHINGTON D.C.- During the hustle and bustle of the National Italian American Foundation’s annual Expo Italiana, I had the privilege to speak with Marco Mazzieri, the poised, pensive, and soft-spoken manager of the Italian National baseball team.  The next installment of the World Baseball Classic, a worldwide baseball competition in which players from each country…

Mike Piazza: The Shot Heard ‘Round the World

  By Danielle McCartan (@CoachMcCartan) BERGEN COUNTY, NEW JERSEY- September 11, 2001: a date that forever changed the landscape of the global community in which we live.  2,996 lives were lost in New York, Washington, D.C., and Pennsylvania.  Millions of lives were changed forever.  Immediately, first responders, including New York’s Finest and New York’s Bravest, rushed…