March 29, 2008
Yesterday was an emotional rollercoaster ride at Chase Field. While exciting to finally be back “home” enjoying my first game in Section 112 it was also filled with disappointment and in some cases fear as news continued to come out about Doug Davis and his impending battle with thyroid cancer. But while there seemed to be a darkening cloud on the horizon of last night’s game today seemed quite the opposite. That doesn’t mean there were not a few challenges. For example, today in downtown Phoenix not only are the Diamondbacks playing at Chase Field but there is also a home show across the street at the Phoenix Civic Plaza. That alone would not cause a problem with traffic but there was one other small event going on. At US Airways center the NCAA was holding an Elite 8 basketball game to determine who would be going to the Final 4. The game featured the UCLA Bruins versus the Xavier Bulldogs.