Chris’ first solid memories are of the meteoric rise of the Chicago Bulls and their globally transcendent centerpiece, around which the sporting world remains transfixed. That and the Kane County Cougars – a Single-A affiliate of, over the years, too many MLB teams to name. It was at their games where he learned the importance of gathering the numerical evidence of greatness – and mediocrity. It was at these games where Chris learned not to get too attached to athletes not named Michael Jordan because Single-A baseball players are about as transient as it gets. De Salvo feels it’s best to not allow fandom to compromise one’s journalistic integrity when it comes to analyzing the numerical content sporting events spawn. But sometimes he does it anyway. For The Analyst, he provides the narrative rudder that leads him and Kevin Chroust through the stats of yesteryear as co-EMCEES of The Box Score Show. He lives by only one creed, and that is this: I have no allegiance to that which I cannot process with absolute objectivity. But then again, it was hard not to like Steve Sax.