Thursday, June 01, 2006

What's all the Fuss-ano about?

Enrico Campitelli, who writes The 700 Level, was apparently quoted in a New York Daily News article recently. Rico's got quite a few Fasano-related entries on his blog already; it's no wonder he was contacted as a source for it, as the Sal's Pals group themselves don't seem to have a cohesive website yet.

Now, the thing is... who the hell would ever dream of writing an article comparing Sal Fasano to Alex Rodriguez? But, that's exactly what the NYDN did in this article: Phillies role player has one thing A-Rod doesn't: Respect.

Rodriguez is a lot like "Titanic" - the movie, that is - a big-budget award winner with millions of supporters, but seemingly just as many detractors. Fasano's Philadelphia story would be more like "Office Space," a cult hit that nobody could have expected - not to mention his striking resemblance to Diedrich Bader's character in that film.

Well, anyway. I haven't quite finished working with all the pictures I took in Philly, but this was one of my favorites, actually, showing how Fasano's fans have been getting into the act:

Fasano shirt
Screw Billy Wagner, South Philly has a new hero.

Unfortunately, you know, when I think about it, the closest thing Seattle currently has to Sal's Pals is the Kitsap Kounty Klan, aka Willie's Worshippers.

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