Chris Colabello is one of those players we look for in the box score every morning, not because of his RBI or OPS+ totals, but because he took the road less traveled than most other major league players.

Colabello lived in Italy where his father pitched and played for the Mill City All-Americans as a small college player before grasping at an opportunity with the Worcester Tornadoes of the Can-Am League and now, age 30, breaking the Twins April RBI record held by Kirby Puckett, a Hall of Famer.

We look every morning for that Twins box score and the Colabello line, simply because there may not be a man in America who more appreciates what it means to be a major league baseball player.

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