Toronto catcher Gregg Zaun is going on the DL with a hand injury. He sustained the injury when a foul tip hit his throwing hand. Zaun travelled to New York with the team last night but will head to Baltimore for an appointment with a hand specialist.

The MustacheSo what, you say? Who cares about Grez Zaun, anyways? Nobody, of course. But Zaun’s loss is our gain, because it means the Blue Jays had to dip into their farm system and recall…

the one…

the only…

The Mustache!

That’s right, Sal Fasano is back and ready to rumble. According to, Fasano actually was driving the ball pretty well down in Syracuse, hitting .297 with four home runs in 11 games for the Chiefs this year. No doubt the veteran will handle himself just fine with the big club. Actually, he might be an upgrade over Zaun, who is hitting .186 with one home run and eight RBIs in 20 games.

The real question is, will we be treated to the fu-manchu’d Fasano or the shaven, pathetic looking shlub who showed up for spring training? Sal’s player info page on the Syracuse Chiefs website shows him rocking the face fuzz. What will he look like tonight? Tune in to find out.

4 Responses to “He’s baaaaaaaaaaack”

  1. Nick Kapur says:

    It’s interesting to see that the Syracuse squad is back to being called just the “Chiefs.” For many years they were called the “Chiefs” and had a stylized Native American head profile as their symbol. Although this logo was pretty much completely unoffensive, as opposed to, say, Chief Wahoo, native American tribes protested anyway, so for several years they changed their name to the “Sky Chiefs” with a symbol of a WWII B-17 bomber only its fusilage was a baseball bat. But now I see that they are back to being just the “Chiefs,” although their symbol is now a locomotive for some reason.

  2. This was by far my favorite storyline of last season. If there’s one thing that Philly fans were good for, it was the formation of Sal’s Pals.

    Welcome back Sal and rip it up.

  3. Sarah Green says:

    The only train I know of that has anything to do with “chief” is the Santa Fe Super Chief. I hardly know what that has to do with Syracuse, however.

  4. If your a Sal fan, please visit, the home of Sal’s Pals Canada. We are trying to get people to add him as a write-in candidate for the AL All-Star team. Thanks!

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