Found March 13, 2013 on The Other Paper:
Team Italy DH Chris Colabello hit an opposite-field homer against the Dominican Republic on Tuesday and greeted his teammates at the plate like only the Italians can — with a kiss-it-goodbye celebration. Colabello's 3-run shot off of Edinson Volquez gave the surprising team from Italy a chance to show off what looks they've been practicing for a while. The amore and near upset was short lived, after Team Italy blew a four run lead, and the DR rallied to a 5-4 WBC win.

Che partita! Team Italy’s home run celebration a nod to the old country (GIF)

Team Italy did its very best but came up a bit short in its upset bid of the far more talented Team Dominican Republic, losing by a score of 5-4 — blowing a four-run lead will have that effect –but that did not mean they didn’t have some fun in the process. After Chris Colabello hit a three-run homer in the first inning, the slugger was met by a teammate and what ensued was...
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