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  1. WATN: Why Yes, That is Sal Fasano with a Lugnuts Jersey On

    Aug 18, 2010, 3:47 PM EDT

    It’s been a while since we checked in on The700Level favorite Sal Fasano, so we were pleased to stumble across this piece about Sal managing the Lansing Lugnuts, a low Class-A team in the Toronto Blue Jays organization. Not surprisingly, Sal is looked upon quite fondly by his young players who aspire to play in…

  2. Today in Philly Sports History: The End of the Sal Fasano Era

    Jul 22, 2009, 9:00 AM EDT

    The numbers that Sal Fasano put up while serving as the backup backstop for our Philadelphia Phillies were not particularly gaudy. In most cases, few tears would be shed in the City of Brotherly Love over the loss of a player with a .243 batting average, four home runs and a .669 OPS over 50…

  3. Once Again: The Mustache Rides On

    Mar 25, 2009, 6:34 PM EDT

    A site for sore eyes if I do say so myself. Previously: The Mustache Rides On [2007] >>Sal Fasano Clings To Role As Credit Card Viking [Big League Stew]>>You Know It's Officially Spring Time When Sal Fasano's Mustache Is In Full Bloom [Deadspin]

  4. If You Grow It, You Will Win

    Feb 13, 2008, 2:41 PM EDT

    Enrico says: Today we have a guest post from Mr. Connor McNally who thinks he has found the key to the Phillies success.  I’m not completely sold on the theory but it has certainly grown on me. January 29th, 2008.  Three words… twelve syllables… one meaning – The day the Mets traded three future Sonic…

  5. The Mustache Ride Is Over

    Jun 14, 2007, 12:03 PM EDT

    In a shocking end to the brilliant run of one of the greatest catchers of the past decade, Sal Fasano’s career went black on Wednesday.  Fans of the ‘stache don’t have any idea what will happen next.  Will he be back in the bigs in a week?  Was his career whacked, never to show fans…

  6. Sal and His Pals Return Tonight

    May 18, 2007, 9:34 AM EDT

    Get your faux fu manchus ready… Sal Fasano returns to Philly tonight for the first time since he was unceremoniously traded to the Yankees last year. Fasano has now caught on with the Blue Jays (he couldn’t cut it in the Mexican League), who’ll visit CBP to start the season’s first inter-league series. We don’t…

  7. There is Good in the World: Sal’s Pals Live On in Canada

    May 1, 2007, 12:46 AM EDT

    Once every couple decades there are events that bring the world together and we like to report on these events every couple of months. Neil Armstrong walked on the moon, the Beatles came to America, Bob Dylan plugged in at Newport, Michael Jackson gave us Black or White, Stallone gave the world Rocky V. Today,…

  8. Breaking News: ‘Stache Back in Bigs

    Apr 25, 2007, 12:47 AM EDT

    To be clear, I haven’t seen Sal Fasano in a while, but we’re assuming he has some nice facial hair going.  Blue Jays catcher Greg Zaun has gotten banged up and Toronto has put in a call for backup. Regardless of what type of DL stint is coming for Zaun, the Blue Jays plan on…

  9. The Mustache Rides On

    Jan 17, 2007, 9:06 PM EDT

    Sal Fasano is headed north of the border, having signed a minor league contract with the Blue Jays. He will be invited to try to win a roster spot with the club in spring training. I can’t remember a player as average as Fasano becoming so popular with Phillies fans, with the backup catcher even…

  10. Bobby & Sal, Together at Last

    Jul 30, 2006, 11:48 PM EDT

    If you look at the players involved in the trade the Phillies made on Sunday with the Yankees, you would think the Bronx Bombers saw the Phillies as the little kid in the candy shop.  The Yankees got an All Star right fielder in Bobby Abreu and a starter in Cory Lidle who will have…

  11. So Long, Sal Fasano

    Jul 23, 2006, 11:41 PM EDT

    That may be a frown and not a Fu Manchu after this weekend. It’s a sad day for mustached men everywhere: Sal Fasano, one of the few uplifting stories of this sorry Phillies season, was designated for assignment over the weekend.  Despite becoming a fan favorite, the hard working journeyman catcher’s numbers just didn’t impress…

  12. The People’s Paper, But New York

    May 29, 2006, 11:02 PM EDT

    The Sunday edition of The New York Daily News did a piece contrasting Philadelphia fans’ love affair with Sal Fasano and New Yorkers often unstable relationship with reigning MVP Alex Rodriguez.  Jesse Spector, a sports writer for the Daily News, asked me a few questions about Philly’s somewhat random penchant for the back up catcher. …

  13. Sal Fasano Doesn’t Sleep, He Waits

    May 3, 2006, 4:49 PM EDT

    via dmac Previously: -<a href="http://www.the700level.com/2006/04/sals_pals_speak.html&quot;.Sal's Pals Speek -Sal’s Pals More Entertaining than Phillies

  14. Sal’s Pals Speak

    Apr 24, 2006, 11:09 AM EDT

    On Saturday I wrote about Sal Fasano and his new following known as Sal’s Pals and in the end of my write up I encouraged the readers to write in to send photos and stories about the bunch.  Tom Dudzic came through.  Tom is one of the founders of Sal’s Pals and sent in some…

  15. Sal’s Pals More Entertaining Than Phillies

    Apr 22, 2006, 12:31 AM EDT

    Sal Fasano is Italian, looks like a trash man, has a Fu Manchu and therefore will be beloved by Philadelphia more than Bobby Abreu, one of the best hitters in baseball, ever will. Sal loves his new found glory as the man with a mustache: “It pumped me up,” Fasano said Monday before the Phillies…