Everywhere you turn these days it seems like someone is talking about the social network Twitter. What began as a social experiment for many to keep track of what their friends were doing is now becoming a paradigm shift in communications.

I’ve personally been playing with Twitter for a little over a year trying to evaluate where it makes sense and what it can be used for. As an Information Technologist I am paid to attempt to look into the future and see where emerging technology can be used.

I have a long list of potential uses for business and personal communications but I have to admit; there is no way I envisioned this technology would become a tool to be used by Major League Baseball for their first year player draft.

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Today was one of those games that makes you want to go out and buy Rogaine in bulk to fill in the bald spots you’ve suddenly developed after pulling hair out by the handfuls. On paper this looked like an easy Diamondbacks victory.

Dan Haren with is miniscule ERA was on the mound to face the team with the worst batting average in Major League Baseball. You would think this would have win written all over it. But if this season has taught me anything it has taught me that no opponent is too bad and no lead is too big that the Diamondbacks can’t find a way to lose.

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With the conclusion of yesterday’s game the Arizona Diamondbacks completed a seven game home stand. The team left Chase Field and caught a plane to Los Angeles where they will open a three game series with the Dodgers followed by a four game set with the San Diego Padres at Petco Park.

That means that it is time once again for another installment of the State of the Home Stand Address where I attempt to give you an update of how the latest home stand went for the Arizona Diamondbacks from a fan’s perspective. As a friendly reminder, the viewpoints and opinions expressed here are my own and in no way are they indicative of how others might view the team or Chase Field. This entry covers the three game series against the San Diego Padres and the four game series with the Atlanta Braves.

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