March 4, 2008
I completely understand the Arizona Diamondbacks thinking when it came to establishing their Spring Training base. Tucson seemed very logical. First it would be the home to their Triple-A Affiliate the Tucson Sidewinders. Second it would allow them the opportunity to extend their fan base to be expanded to a more state-wide basis than it would be if they were based in the Phoenix valley. Third, it does allow the anticipation to build towards the regular season. While I would have no problem seeing the Diamondbacks every day during Spring Training and continuing the excitement throughout the regular season; I am not a typical fan (and so I have been told on numerous occasions).