January 5, 2009
“I feel almost ashamed to admit this but I have not bought a piece of Diamondbacks merchandise all year.” When I spoke these words I fully expected them to be met with a large wave of sympathy and at least a couple of hugs from my family. I mean if anyone would understand the pain I was feeling it should be my family right? Instead of being empathetic they decided this was the perfect time to kick me when I was the lowest I had been all year. “Dad, this year is only 5 days old” and “I was not aware there was a piece of Diamondbacks merchandise you didn’t already own” were the comments that were made. That’s pretty messed up if you ask me. But I am not one to wallow in self pity. Instead I did what any Diamondbacks fan would do.