Posts made in April, 2008

What is Going On?

Yesterday was a complete aberration at Chase Field. It felt as though I had somehow escaped reality as we know it and was instead transported into another dimension where nothing seemed to follow logic. It started when I began reading the local newspaper. By reading the newspaper I mean the sports page since that is about the only section I read from April through October and even then I limit my reading preferences to only baseball specific...

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Doing the DVD Happy Dance

Doing the DVD Happy Dance

I am totally exhausted today. No it is not a result of partying all night after the Diamondbacks beat the Houston Astros nor was it an all-night celebration commemorating the Diamondbacks being back in town. The blame for my exhaustion lies squarely with A&E Home Video. From April through October I am consumed with baseball. I spend nearly every waking moment either at Chase Field watching a Diamondbacks game or catching a game via...

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Well That Was Weird

The past five days have been pure torture as I have had to resort to watching the Arizona Diamondbacks on television. It’s not that I have anything against television; in fact I spent the better part of my childhood in front of one (at least that is the story my mother continues to tell me even to this day). The problem is baseball on television. Fox Sports does an awesome job especially with their high definition broadcasts but it is...

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The Future is Now?

After Micah Owings left the game yesterday he was followed by right fielder Justin Upton who was bothered by a hamstring problem. The Diamondbacks would erase the deficit and battled with the Padres to a 7-7 tie at the end of nine. The game would continue to the 13th inning when Yusmeiro Petit gave up a home run to Padres second baseman Tadahito Iguchi losing the game 8-7. After the game Petit was optioned to Triple-A Tucson and 2006 first...

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Slowing the Silver Slugger

Micah Owings is unbelievable. During Spring Training he looked like a boy who had lost his puppy. No matter what he seemed to throw it was getting pounded. At the plate he looked like a pitcher standing in the batter’s box. There were more than a few people who expressed concern at how this was playing out. With Randy Johnson scheduled to start the season on the disabled list everyone was nervous including me. I know we are always told...

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Unit of Measure

Tonight the Arizona Diamondbacks opened a series against the San Diego Padres at Petco Park. After taking 2 of 3 from the Los Angeles Dodgers, Arizona hopes to continue their winning ways in San Diego. This game features Randy Johnson in his third start of the season. The first two did not turn out quite like the Big Unit had wanted. In his first outing he got no decision but struggled with his command. The second start was at Chase Field...

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But What About Me?

A few games back my son Dakota had the opportunity to take the field with Orlando Hudson. When he was selected for this honor we were told that the Diamondbacks would provide a baseball to each of the kids so that they could obtain an autograph from the player to commemorate their experience. Dakota took a pen since he wasn’t sure whether O-Dog would be carrying one. He went down onto the field level while I stayed in the stands to take...

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The State of the Home Stand Address – April 18-22

As part of the continuing segment State of the Home Stand Address this entry will cover the Arizona Diamondbacks home stand from April 18 through April 22. After a brief three game road trip the Diamondbacks returned to Chase Field for five games consisting of a three game series followed by a two game series. What is the deal with two game series? They just seem too short to be meaningful. Just when you get used to seeing an opponent they are...

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Earth Day

Happy Earth Day everyone! I am not exactly sure why Earth gets its own holiday. None of the other planets get their own holiday. I mean when was the last time that you celebrated Mercury Day or the ever popular Uranus Day? Fact of the matter is that Pluto not only didn’t get its own day but they voted it off the planet island. That’s completely messed up if you ask me. So I am not so sure I want earth feeling all that special. If...

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