Beginning in 1998 the Arizona Diamondbacks have always held a promotion during the final weekend series of the season. This promotion is called “Fandemonium!” and is an opportunity for the team to recognize the fans and thank them for their support. Unlike other promotional giveaways that are received as you walk into the gates, “Fandemonium!” is carried out throughout the game as a series of prizes that are rewarded to lucky fans sitting in seat locations that are randomly drawn. The operative phrase there was “lucky fans”. That designation has somehow eluded me over the past 10 seasons. Not once during that time have I ever even been remotely close to winning one of these prizes. It has become a running joke in our family as everyone seems to find pleasure in rubbing in the fact that this is one aspect of my life with the Arizona Diamondbacks that hasn’t had a happy ending.

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