Posts made in January, 2010

Hats Off to the Diamondbacks

Hats Off to the Diamondbacks

Major League Baseball recently announced changes to the batting practice hats for each of the 30 teams. This is always good news especially for dedicated fans. It gives you a perfect excuse to go out and buy a new team hat. I am not someone who has a single baseball hat. I collect hats like many fans collect bobble head dolls. Well to be honest, it is a lot worse than that. I only have about 50 bobble head dolls but according to my wife I have...

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Recapping the Justin Upton Chat

Recapping the Justin Upton Chat

Earlier this week Arizona Diamondbacks outfielder Justin Upton appeared on a live web chat sponsored by EastBay and Adidas. The chat allowed fans an opportunity to ask the 2009 all-star any questions they might have. The chat itself was very informal with Upton appearing in a chair in front of a web cam wearing an Adidas shirt (nice product placement). Fans could enter their questions through a browser form. Upton would read the questions and...

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Diamondbacks Prospect Listed Among 50 Best

Diamondbacks Prospect Listed Among 50 Best

With the ninth overall selection in the 2007 amateur draft, the Arizona Diamondbacks picked right-handed pitcher Jarrod Parker who had just graduated from Norwell High School in Ossian Indiana. Scouts raved about his physical abilities and drew comparisons between Parker and Houston Astros staff ace Roy Oswalt. Parker would sign his first pro contract late that year missing the 2007 season. Beginning in 2008 Parker was assigned to Single-A in...

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Former Diamondback Tracy Signs

Former Diamondback Tracy Signs

At the conclusion of the 2009 season the Arizona Diamondbacks had several decisions to make. The team had just completed a campaign where they anticipated battling for the National League Western Division crown. Instead of being in the play-off hunt the team found themselves mired in injuries that resulted in a 72-90 season where they finished in last place. The team had already fired manager Bob Melvin and made changes in the coaching ranks....

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When Worlds Collide

When Worlds Collide

Unless you have been living in the video tape room watching old game tapes for the past week, you have probably heard that Apple had scheduled a “media event” to introduce a new product. It was hard to miss this as it seemed like every media outlet in the free world has been speculating what this new product would be. As a card-carrying techno-geek the Apple event piqued my interest. I have long been a fan of Apple’s industrial design and have...

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Diamondbacks Announce “Evening on the Diamond” Details

For the fourth year, the Arizona Diamondbacks in conjunction with Arizona Diamondbacks Foundation will hold the “Evening on the Diamond” event. This event is not your typical fund raiser. It is more black-tie than black cleats. The “Evening on the Diamond” event allows fans to mingle with some of the most generous people in Arizona. Tables for dinner are set up on the playing field around the infield dirt. Each of these tables will include...

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Arizona Diamondbacks Outfielder Justin Upton in Live Internet Chat

Arizona Diamondbacks Outfielder Justin Upton in Live Internet Chat

As the calendar turns to the final week of January, baseball fans begin pacing back and forth waiting for that fateful day when pitchers and catchers report to Spring Training. This event signifies the end of the long dark winter and the beginning of spring. For some odd reason, this final week of January just seems to drag by. Each passing minute of each day feels like an eternity as we wait for February and the return of baseball. The...

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FanFest is Coming

Perhaps one of the most unheralded events the Arizona Diamondbacks put on is their annual FanFest at Chase Field. The 2010 FanFest is scheduled for Chase Field on Saturday February 13 from 10 AM – 5 PM, admission is free. Details of the event can be found on the Diamondbacks web site. The FanFest was originally designed as a few activities that would go on at Chase Field the first day the general public could purchase single game tickets. The...

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It Must Be Spring, Tickets Are On Sale

It Must Be Spring, Tickets Are On Sale

Beginning on January 9th Major League Baseball teams who conduct Spring Training in Arizona began selling tickets to the Cactus League games held in March and early April. Each team sets their own date to begin selling tickets. The Arizona Diamondbacks are generally one of the last teams who offer tickets for sale. They established January 23rd as the date for tickets to go on sale for home games in Tucson. The Diamondbacks have been training...

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