The World Baseball Classic is well underway, which means that the eyes of the international media are fixated upon the games. It also means that we have the opportunity to run game recaps from foreign media outlets through Google Translate for the sake of our own amusement.
Please enjoy Gazzetta, a major Italian newspaper, leading its recap of the Italy-Mexico game with this:
There are games that you can not forget. No more. This debut in the World Classic - the new World With The Stars - against Mexico's Adrian Gonzalez and Sergio Romo, two stars of the Major League, enters in the history of baseball blue: as it is acquired, for the like Italy 'won it (but could also lose it), for as the players took turns, all indeed all (including coach and led by Marco Mazzieri, which has among his assistants people like Mike Piazza and Frank Catalanotto). A victory over the wire 6-5, last out, last bouncy before freeing the joy, all the mountain with Jason Grilli, author of salvation, as good as the winning pitcher Nick Pugliese, who plays in Italy and not in Major, as good as Alex Liddi, who arrived in base 5 times of 5 and author in the first inning of the second point beat Italy.
As we've said before, we are light years behind Italian sportswriting. Italy also just mercy-ruled Canada, so things are going pretty well for them.