Create-a-Caption: 'What do you mean Mike Piazza retired?'

Italian officials accepted their bid to the 2009 World Baseball Classic the other day. Even though it featured MLB players of Italian heritage like Mike Piazza and Jason Grilli, the Italian team went only 1-2 in the 2006 tournament. Hey, at least they beat the Aussies.

But judging by the way these three are handling these baseballs, I don't give them much of a chance in the '09 edition, either. So have at it, amateur Internet copy editors of the world ... How should this caption read?

Follow the jump for winners from Thursday's jamtastic C-a-C with Bernie Williams:

Bernie Williams is Gloria's guitar hero

1st — jlpamc.

"Though the crowd was taken by Bernie's guitar playing, unfortunately he didn't have the arm strength to finish the set."

2nd — Dan D.

Bernie Williams makes his entry to the World Series of Awesome Guitar Solo Faces.

3rd — Unsilent Majority.

"I missed that note like A-Rod misses curveballs in October."