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Jeff Bianchi was born roughly 4,500 miles from Italy in Lampeter, Pa.
He'll be the first one to tell you he's only of Italian descent. But with not much of a shot to ever represent the United States in the World Baseball Classic, how could the Milwaukee Brewers infielder say no when Team Italy came calling?
His decision wasn't as easy as it seems because Bianchi is again fighting to keep his major league career alive.
Missing camp time could hurt him in the long run -- the more time he's away is just more of an opportunity for guys like Bobby Crosby and Donnie Murphy to earn one of the final roster spots.
Bianchi consulted with the Brewers, and the team gave him the go-ahead to play. Milwaukee already knows what it has in the 26-year-old and in all honesty, Italy won't be around long in a pool that includes the United States and Mexico.
Big leaguers Anthony Rizzo, Nick Punto and Jason Grilli will give Italy a fighting chance, but it enters as a heavy underdo...
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Check out the below video clip of Milwaukee Brewers mascot Bernie Brewer's trip from Wisconsin to the Brew Crew's training grounds in Arizona:
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The Milwaukee slugger homered in his first at-bat of the exhibition season and the Brewers beat the Oakland Athletics 2-1 Saturday.
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