September 21, 2009
Yesterday’s game was not just about a parade in fact that was just a minor part of what took place at the ballpark. Before the game began the Arizona Diamondbacks held their own ceremony where they dedicated the broadcast wing of the press box at Chase Stadium and renamed it to honor Joe Garagiola Sr.
It is hard to imagine anyone not knowing who Joe Garagiola Sr. is. His career has spanned decades and crossed beyond just the boundaries of baseball to include all facets of life. I grew up in a rural town at Idaho yet I felt as though Joe Sr. was a close personal friend.