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. Head on over to The New York Daily News website and check out the article. The 700 Level was mentioned and I was quoted directly. Also quoted is one of the founders of Sal's Pal's, Tom Dudzic, who sent in a few photos to The 700 Level last month.
-Who wants to be an MVP? Phillies role player has one thing A-Rod doesn't: Respect. [New York Daily News, 05/28/2006]
"Fans can relate to a guy who looks like your local bartender much more
than a guy who appears on the cover of GQ," says Enrico Campitelli of
The 700 Level. "I think salary is also a factor. When a player makes
A-Rod money, fans can't relate to that world. Sal signed with the
Phillies as a cheap role player and A-Rod was dealt to the Yankees as
the most expensive hired gun in all of sports. There was no way he
could ever live up to his paycheck."
"The expectations that he has doesn't even compare to what I have,"
Fasano says. "I make just above the minimum. He makes a quarter of a
billion dollars. What are you getting for your money? You're getting a
guy who should be the best in baseball, and he is. I'm really just a
backup. I believe I can play every day, but I could never put up A-Rod
What Fasano can do, though, and what he has done, in making a
connection with the fans of his city, is something that A-Rod might
give up millions to be able to do.
-Sal's Pals Speak [The700Level]
-Sal's Pals More Entertaining Than Phillies [The700Level]
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BETHLEHEM, Pa. -- Karekin Brooks rushed for 268 yards with three touchdowns on 29 carries and Pennsylvania outlasted Lehigh 65-47 on Saturday in the 60th meeting between the defending champions of the Patriot and Ivy leagues.
Brooks became the 12th Quaker to rush for 200-plus yards in a game and moved into second on Penn's single-game rushing record, behind Terrance Stokes' 272 yards against Princeton in 1993. Brooks also threw a 4-yard touchdown pass to David Ryslik early in the fourth quarter, which made it 56-35.
Penn (2-0) scored consecutive touchdowns 1-minute, 9 seconds apart late in the second quarter to establish a two-touchdown lead it maintained during a second half that saw the teams trade scores on virtually every possession.
Will Fischer-Colbrie finished 13 of 20 for 235 yards and three touchdowns, connecting with Christian Pearson on a 43-yard scoring strike, Logan Sharp from 26 yards and Nicholas Bokun late in the fourth from 21 yards out.
Lehigh (0-4) was led by Brad Mayes, who went 26 of 40 for 444 yards with four touchdowns, but also suffered two interceptions.