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Remembering Coach Dom Campochiaro of the North End

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In December, the Post-Gazette and the Regional Review both wrote in remembrance of Joseph “Dom” Campochiaro, who passed away on December 8 of 2014. I would like to add a few words here as well. I was one of the many lucky North End youth to have had Dom as a coach when I played Little League. Dom’s patience, as Sal Giarratani stated in a quote from his Post-Gazette editorial, was endless. He had a kindness about him that never wavered, and a certain smile in his eye that never left no matter what. In addition, it seemed to me ...

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Red Sox Land Italian Rising Star Nicolò Clemente

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There’s a bright future for the Red Sox, and it’s colored in green, white and red. On July 2, young baseball star Nicolò Clemente signed a multi-year contract for the Red Sox, becoming the first Italian to ever join Boston’s roster. At 16, the native of Pianoro (Bologna) became the youngest Italian to sign for a Major League team, following last year’s signing of shortstop Marten Gasperini for $1.3 million with the Kansas City Royals. The amount paid for Clemente was undisclosed, but the right-handed pitcher hardly cared about money. “It’s my life’s dream,” he told reporters after signing his ...

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