One aspect of the new ownership group and front office staff that I really like is the openness they show in communicating with the fans. Diamondbacks President Derrick Hall epitomizes this new philosophy by taking time out of his busy day to host an online chat on the Diamondbacks web site. I try to never miss one of these chats. On the one hand I like to keep my finger on the pulse of Diamondbacks fans and these chats serve as a pretty good barometer of where things are going. The members that attend these chats tend to be some of the more diehard fans. Trina says the reason I attend these is to be among my people. I have no idea what that means and I just don’t have the energy to try and understand where her mind is at. The second reason I go to these is just so that I can continue to pester the Diamondbacks front office with questions. Where else do you get an opportunity to converse with decision makers for a Major League Baseball team? When I arrive for a chat I am not one of those guys who quietly sit in the back of the room and just listen. No I tend to have to get actively involved.

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