As I sat and watched the Arizona Diamondbacks be dismantled by the Atlanta Braves in the final game of the series I couldn’t help but wonder why the friendly confines of Chase Field were not so friendly this year to the Arizona Diamondbacks. Over the first 31 games at Chase Field the Diamondbacks have only managed a record of 12-19 and have not won a single series this year.

This is quite different than the past couple of years when Arizona has dominated opponents in the desert. Last season for example the Diamondbacks went a respectable 48-33 at home and during their NL West winning season in 2007 Arizona posted a remarkable 50-31 mark at home.

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