Italy's Alex Liddi again in MLB Futures Game; Piazza suits up as manager

Italy was well representedin Major LeagueBaseball's Futures All-Star Game both on thefield and on the bench, as Alex Liddi strapped on thecleans for the World team, while Mike Piazza was calling theshots from the dugout for the US team.

"I have to be honest,"Piazzatold us."When I got the call, I thought itwould be as manager of the World squad.It wasan interestingexperience,which pads his experience in the coaching department.

Piazzawill be soon focused on the IBAF Baseball World Cup where he will be teamed up with Liddi.

"Yes, I will be inPanama asthe hittingcoachof Italy. I think it'sa great event,and I thinkthat Italyhas a chance tomake a goodshowing at the tournament,"Piazza said.

RegardingAlex Liddi's chances ofreaching the big leagues, Piazza had this to say, "It's not a question if he willarrive in the Majors, but when."

Liddi, was also member of the 2009 World Baseball Classic Italian National Team.


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