August 12, 2009
The Arizona Diamondbacks are clearly having a season that has not met expectations. Prior to the season this team was predicted to battle the Los Angeles Dodgers for the National League West title. Instead they find themselves 17 games back of the Dodgers and scrambling to try and get back to .500.
When a team is this far removed from the post season at this juncture of the season, there can be a tendency for them to just go through the motions without any passion. After a disastrous first half of the season I wondered whether the Diamondbacks would suffer this fate.