Welcome to The Quazcast – a weekly podcast that brings listeners a frank conversation between myself and a random person from the world of sports.
I might speak with a 90-year-old NFL kicker one week, the manager of a Major League Baseball team the next, and a bull fighter the week after that. The Quazcast is about digging deep and avoiding the cliché question and answers that too often plague sports interviews.
This week’s guest is former Major League catcher Sal Fasano. When I started covering MLB for Sports Illustrated I noticed a change in perspective from when I was a kid. The guys you start rooting for aren’t the stars. Very rarely are they the stars. Instead, the players you cheer for are the guys who are decent, who have a story behind them, who are willing to talk, and are mostly just nice guys. My favorite of all time was Sal Fasano.