WBC Frank Catalanotto Interview
Frank Catalanotto
Frank Catalanotto

Posted Mar 10, 2006

After Italy dropped its second straight game on Thursday Frank Catalanotto fielded questions on the first round of the tournament and his appreciation for the WBC.

Frank, your thoughts on the tournament?

Frank Catalanotto: I had a great time. I thought it was fun. It was a great experience. When you think of Italy, you don't think of baseball. But these kids showed me that they can play some pretty good brand of baseball, and I think that in the coming years, they're going to continue to get better and we're going to see that Italy's that baseball is going to get stronger in Italy. And I had a great time and it was a lot of fun and it was nice to be able to play for your heritage, and I'm very proud of that. I made some friends here and overall it was a great experience for me.

How disappointing do you think it would be if the American team didn't advance and obviously given your relationships with many of the players on that team?

Frank Catalanotto: I think it would be disappointing. Coming into this tournament you thought that they had to be highly favored with the Dominicans. So like Mike said and Matt said, basically, you know, one game, a game of baseball, you never know what can happen. So I think it will be disappointing because you look at their lineup and they got some of the best players around. So it will be interesting to see what happens.

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