It’s the first Thursday in December and that can mean only one thing: it’s time for the monthly on-line chat with Arizona Diamondbacks President Derrick Hall. Since taking office last year Derrick Hall has made himself available nearly every month via an online chat on the Diamondbacks web site. He takes 30 minutes of his day each month and allows Diamondbacks fans to ask him questions about the team and the organization. I always love attending these things. On the one hand it gives me an opportunity to pester the Diamondbacks with questions without feeling overly guilty. On the other hand it gives me a chance to hear what other fans are thinking or what they may be interested in. That in itself can be quite eye-opening and at times comical.


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