June 8, 2007
When the Major League Baseball schedule was released I quickly looked for where and when the Arizona Diamondbacks would be playing. This would give me and more importantly my family an understanding of when they could expect me to be home and when I would be away. As I scanned the proposed schedule I looked at the series at Chase Field from June 8 through June 10 with equal amounts of anticipation and fear. This series had the Boston Red Sox visiting Chase Field for the first time during the regular season. The schedule was released well before the media frenzy surrounding Dice-K and before the Boston Red Sox would go on to post the best record in Major League Baseball over the first 2 months of the season; so why the feelings of fear?