Baseball legend Mike Piazza purchased a lower-level soccer team in Italy last year. He became the majority shareholder of Reggiana FC, a Serie C (third division) team that has fallen on hard times in recent years. Piazza brought with him the promise of turning the club’s fortunes around, but there is one particular condition that is driving Piazza...

The story of the Italians in the US, and in particular the story of their contribution to the greatness of America, can be told by several different angles, as we know very well here at We the Italians.   One of these points of view is sport: and when we talk about sport in the US, Baseball is probably the first choice. That is why we are very ple...

On October 30, Baseball Hall of Famer Mike Piazza (New York Mets) was interviewed at the newly renovated Stage 17 at the Cumulus radio station 77 WABC in New York City, as part of The Baller Series. 77 WABC's Mike "Gunz" Gunzleman, as heard on the Imus in the Morning program, served as the host. This event was moderated by Brandon Steiner, the CEO...

Yes, that was Hall of Fame catcher Mike Piazza at the Miami FC game last week. It turns out the 12-time All-Star, a longtime Miami resident, is a huge soccer fan. So much so that he is the majority owner of Italian third-division team AC Reggiana, a club 100 miles south of Milan. He bought the team last year. Piazza chatted about team ownership wit...

Mike Piazza was jet-lagged and hungry, though you wouldn’t have known it from his smile as he navigated the obstacle course of hugs, kisses and handshakes. “Hey! Ciao! Good to see you!” he said. It has been 10 years since Piazza, 48, retired from baseball as one of the best-hitting catchers in history. It is common for stars of his stature to try o...

Mike Piazza in questi giorni è in Italia e ha avuto modo di parlare con il presidente del Como, Pietro Porro, per intavolare una trattativa seria che porti in breve tempo alla cessione del club lombardo.   Due gli incontri che hanno apparecchiato la trattativa: martedì sera a Cernobbio e il giorno dopo, mercoledì, nel centro di Orsenigo e al...

Mike Piazza is back with the New York Mets, working as a spring training instructor. "This is fun for me," the 12-time All-Star said Monday.   "I'm blessed to have these opportunities to do this on a part-time basis. I don't know what the future holds; I'm just enjoying the day. It's fun to be back in uniform and be around the clubhouse...

The National Italian American Foundation recreated its 40th Anniversary Awards Gala Weekend into an extravaganza of song, homage to heritage, family ties, and passion for food. The Foundation's celebration of its 40-year milestone united Italian American and Italian cultures of the past with an eye to the future. The NIAF gala was presented by Alit...

WTI Magazine #79    2016 May 13Author : Umberto Mucci      Translation by:   Here in Italy, soccer is more popular than all other sports combined. It is becoming stronger and stronger in America, too. Many strong Italians play for the American league today, such as Andrea Pirlo for the New York City league and Sebastian Giovinco for the Toronto l...

by Marcus Kwesi O'Mard   Former Major League Baseball star Mike Piazza could join Italian soccer's brigade of new, foreign owners and bring an element of stardust to struggling club Parma FC. Piazza told Italian newspaper La Gazzetta dello Sport on Wednesday he's considering buying Parma, according to Football Italia.   Parma currentl...