March 31, 2007
Today was historical for a couple of reasons. First it is the final day of 2007 Spring Training for the Arizona Diamondbacks. They would face the San Diego Padres for third time in three days. This game would be played in the friendly confines of Chase Field in an afternoon contest. The second and perhaps more important reason is that today marks the tenth anniversary of the first regular season game against the Colorado Rockies on March 31, 1998. There has been so much baseball played since that first game that sometimes it seems as though the Diamondbacks have been around forever (at least according to my wife Trina). Of course I am more of a glass half full type of guy so I think it feels like the top of the first in a hopefully extra inning game. I can never get enough of this team. With all the special significance of today I definitely wanted to get to the stadium early. Well honestly I always want to get to the stadium early but that’s just me. So with seat cushions packed, Tiffany and I made the trek to Chase Field to see the Arizona Diamondbacks finish out their six weeks of Spring Training as both team and fans prepared for the season to start on Monday April 2.