Dartmouth's Josh Faiola was an integral part of the Y-D Red Sox championship season in 2004. In 18 relief appearances that year, Faiola compiled a 3-2 record to go with a sparkling 1.14 ERA. In three playoff outings covering four innings, Faiola won his only decision and saved two games while not giving up a run. Faiola was rewarded by being named co-Playoff MVP Award winner with teammate Ryan Rohlinger. In June, 2005, Faiola was picked in the 32nd round of the MLB draft by the Baltimore Orioles. An underwhelming financial offer made for what was likely an easy decision for Faiola to return to Dartmouth. After going back to Hanover and dominating Ivy League batters, Faiola was drafted again by the Orioles in June, 2006; this time in the 24th round.
Well, it seems that Faiola is making some news these days - and not just for his accomplishments on the baseball field. I was more than a little surprised to hear Faiola's name mentioned on sports-talk powerhouse WEEI earlier today. The humorous aspect of Faiola's present situation is causing some buzz in the media. Here is the rest of the story as written by Mallory Simon for CNN: