So long, Sal

In all the hubbub of packing/departing for Goodyear, I somehow missed this little tidbit from yesterday’s transactions: Sal Fasano has signed a Minor League deal with the Colorado Rockies.

I wish our buddy Sal nothing but the best in 2009. And now that it’s painfully clear he will have absolutely no affiliation with the Indians this season, I can no longer, in good conscience, refer to this as the Official Web Site of Sal Fasano.

And so I’m turning to you, my loyal readers, to come up with a new tagline for CastroTurf. Hit me with your best suggestion in the comments section, and I’ll pick out my favorite. Or I’ll ignore all of them and come up with my own. Either way.


CastroTurf: Your Virtual Doorway to the Wigwam
CastroTurf: The Louis Sockalexis Chronicles
CastroTurf: Where Harry Doyle Refills His Flask

I guess I could spend hours on this, but hours is what I don’t really have right now…

I can’t think of anything funny right now, but the tagline should somehow reference Jobu.

“Drinking Jobu’s rum since 2008”
“We’ve got uniforms and everything”

I can’t think of anything not from Major League, right now, though.

I know the odds were slim, but, man, I’m going to miss Sal Fasano. That man represents the best in all of us.

Now featuring pictures.

Seeking an Answer to the Age Old Question…Can Jesus Christ hit a curve ball?

I understand you don’t work them but what gives with the STO coverage of the spring training games? Why are they covering the first three then taking 3 weeks off? If the guys are going to be there for the recap of the day’s work, why not have them cover some more, if not every game? Spring training is a really neat opportunity to see some of the youth and future of our club in action…

The Formal Official Web Site of Sal Fasano.

Err… Former.

The Former Official Web Site of Sal Fasano.

This is why I shouldn’t comment on things before 8 a.m.

• Amazingly lifelike
• No rug burn
• Investigating rogue condiments since 2008
• “Working On A Dream” since 2008 (there’s your Springsteen)
• Quicker, Faster, Stronger

Well, if you’re going to go with the Major League references as above, my suggestion is:

“Running like Mays and hitting like sh*t”


“Your source for all Indians’ excruciating minutia” or something along those lines

The Un-official Web Site of Sal Fasano.

If a horse can’t eat it, I don’t want to play on it

Safer than a night with Robbie Alomar

(Ooh, too soon?)

King of the Blogs

Next time bring your sister! You hump!

We got Choo, how ’bout You?

I like “Now Featuring Pictures” myself. Showing the rapid technological advancement you’ve undergone in the past few months.

CastroTurf: The Home of the BEST Indians Beat Writer

(Because you are widely recognized as such, and you should be proud of it.)

If you’re not into the whole bragging thing, I like the previous suggestion: CastroTurf: The Former Official Site of Sal Fasano.

Or, a small twist on that:

CastroTurf: The Site Formerly Known As “The Official Site of Sal Fasano”

i think the major league idea works ! after 61 years some voo-doo stuf like “Drinking Jobu’s rum since 2008” nice toejam07 or the home of Jobu’s rum ! if we had to go with the boss …… 9th street freeze-out , MURDER INCORPORATED … tougher than the rest … brilliant disguise

First if you can’t settle on just one you can probably talk to the web designed guy and get a rotating pool of phrase to put under Castro Turf. You can add and subtract phrases depending on what is going on with team and personnel so you will never have this problem (not knowing what to refer to the website as) again.

My ideas not for all time but for a potential spot in my proposed rotation.
In honor Spring Training: ‘Progressing for a Goodyear’
In general: ‘Off the reservation’
A little self-deprecation: Mildly informative since (insert year here) (i don’t know when you started up, I just know its good stuff, good luck picking a new one)

Talking Brian Bullington Since 2008

That’s no Slump Buster, that’s my sister

Now with 30 percent more Kazahito Tadano*
* when he’s excited

A reference to Sal’s Beard.

” No Beer(d) here, Got one?”

I’m Thirsty…

Hey Sal wasn’t the first rockin’ facial hair. Let’s give some props to the king, Mr. Blake, and the “hair apparent”, David “Beard or No Beard” Dellucci.

Where Brady Quinn holds my clipboard

When in doubt, go with Seinfeld…

-It’s not a lie if you believe it.
-Because the news never stops. It just keeps coming and coming and coming. There’s never a letup, It’s relentless. Every day it piles up more and more, but the more you get out, the more it keeps coming.
-It’s very refreshing.
-Looking at cleavage is like looking at the sun. You don’t stare at it. It’s too risky. Ya get a sense of it and then you look away.
-I’m not gay. Not that there’s anything wrong with that.
-I’m speechless. I have no speech.
-Here you have a job that can help you get girls.
-If you could you’d guzzle it by the gallon!
-I punched Mickey Mantle in the mouth.
-All right, hey, you’ve been great! See you at the cafeteria.
-God… it’s like a sauna in here.
-I am the result of my parents having stayed together so ya never know.
-I’ll sniff out a deal. I have a sixth sense.
-Neurotic, paranoid, totally inadequate, completely insecure. It’s a pleasure.
-My father was a quitter, my grandfather was a quitter, I was raised to give up. It’s one of the few things I do well.
-I don’t think I’ve ever been to an appointment in my life where I wanted the other guy to show up.
-You can’t break up with me, I’ve got Hand.
-Am I so sane that you just blew your mind?
-Boy, a little too much chlorine in that gene pool.
-Here’s to those who wish us well, and those who don’t can go to hell.
-Serenity now. Insanity later.
-That’s a lotta potatoes.
-I’ve yada yada’ed sex.
-You have the rooster, the hen, and the chicken. The rooster goes with the chicken… So who’s having sex with the hen?
-I was in there for two minutes. He didn’t do anything: touch this / feel that, 75 bucks.
-I don’t know if it’s possible, but could you people conduct the psychopath convention down the hall?
-That… is one magic loogie.
-It’s a Festivus miracle.
-Just take a good look at what your life would be like without me around.

despite the superb the recommendations of paulmthompson involving Harry Doyle I cannot support designating anything involving Cleveland to the honor of Bob Uecker considering how he publicly states his dislike for Cleveland. I mean the guy would only take the role of Harry Doyle if the movie was made in his home town. Donkey.

Any true Indians site must acknowledge our ongoing pain since 1948.

CastroTurf: Off the Wagon Since 1948
CastroTurf: The Burnin’ Cuyahoga (thus letting the ignorant fan know it was not Lake Erie that caught on fire. This is actually the title of my blog on ESPN but I would gladly defer to AC.

CastroTurf: Wahoo What a Finish (homage to the 1995 Indians video)
CastroTurf: Where Mark Shapiro Overvalues Prospects
CastroTurf: C-Town is in Our Hearts
CastroTurf: Where Rug Burn Meets Optimistic Integrity
CastroTurf: Optimism + Wait ’til Next Year = A Long Winter
CastroTurf: Where Championship Hopes Go to Die
CastroTurf: Accepting Facial Hair Applicants Since 2008
CastroTurf: The Dreams of a City Since 2008
CastroTurf: Scalping the Competition Since 2008 (is that politically correct?)

Thanks to everybody who chipped in with suggestions. I’m sure I’ll update it throughout the year. I really miss being the Official Web Site of Sal Fasano, but time waits for no one.
Oh, and I stole one of those Seinfeld ideas for today’s blog posting.

CastroTurf: The Official Blog of the Summer of George
CastroTurf: Seeking to Find Out What Slider Actually Is
CastroTurf: CC Who?
CastroTurf: Everything You Didn’t Really Need To Know
CastroTurf: Just A Bit Outside
CastroTurf: Nice Velocity
CastroTurf: Bringing the Noise (But not the funk)
CastroTurf: Eye Protection Required Beyond This Point
CastroTurf: More Castro than Turf
CastroTurf: Subject to FDA Review
CastroTurf: It’s Airborne!
CastroTurf: Not As Good As The Risotto
CastroTurf: It Awakens the Senses
CastroTurf: Better than 10 Bowls of Total

Bern1025: I’m going to adapt yours slightly…

CastroTurf: Working on a dream since 1948

Damoredm and Bern1025: I expand it to say…
CastroTurf: Starting a tradition where every year in Goodyear starts out good and dreams of being great like in 1948.


I don’t claim to be, nor do I have any accreditation that makes me a marketing guru. However, this is how ideas are formed. It is widely known that your MLBlog is the most popular. So, here’s what you do:

1. Get in touch with the makers of Affliction gear.
2. Toot your own horn and tell them how popular you are.
3. Point out that the tag line of your blog can be configured to link to their web site.
4. Propose a modest per-click royalty.
5. Make money.
6. Retire early.
7. Partially credit your financial success to me.
8. Continue to blog and rake in the cash because you have nothing better to do.

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