This month’s Reader’s Digest has an article about Sal Fasano, who went to the University of Evansville with David. They knew each other in school and we’ve kept tabs on Sal’s (long!) career ever since. They were dorm-mates first, and then after school they became brothers in the faith. Last month, when Sal was in Charlotte with the Richmond Braves, David had a chance to sit down and talk with him for a while.
The article highlights Sal’s decision to refrain from steroid use when it was suggested to him by his brother, a former power lifter. It also seems to cast an embittered pall on his personality, something that David didn’t see in their conversation. Yes, it has been a long, hard road for him. Since the article was written, he was once again picked up by a big league club, this time the Cleveland Indians. Here he is in a game last weekend.