March 9, 2007
I still remember March 9, 1995 as if it happened yesterday. Residents of Phoenix and all of Arizona for that matter had heard that Major League Baseball was planning to announce two new expansion teams during their meetings in Palm Beach Florida. Rumors were that the Arizona group would be one of the cities chosen and they would unveil their team name, logo, and color scheme at that time. I was stuck at work and I would miss the live event. 1995 was the technology dark ages before the explosion of the Internet and Tivo meaning that I was literally cut off from the world. Trina was at home trying desperately to master the VCR to make it stop flashing midnight and record the announcement. My confidence level in her success was extremely slow which was why I was on the phone trying to walk her through the steps to record and as a last resort to have her do a play-by-play of the announcement.