Last night I sat glued to the television like many baseball fans throughout the country. The MLB Network had just cut in to show the final inning of the Detroit Tigers vs. Cleveland Indians game. The game itself was relatively meaningless to the overall standings like most games played in early June of a 162-game schedule.
The interest in this game was the fact that Tigers pitcher Armando Galarraga was within three outs of a perfect game. Major League Baseball had already witnessed two perfect games this season and three over a one year time period. This had never happened in the history of baseball and the nation was about to see history made.
Today marks the Arizona Diamondbacks first off-day since they began the horrendous road trip going 0-9 through the National League West. While the players have the day off, team officials are far from idle. Beat writer Nick Piecoro had an opportunity to catch up with Diamondbacks Managing Partner Ken Kendrick to ask for his comments about the team’s performance. Kendrick’s unabridged comments can be found in their entirety on Piecoro’s blog.
Kendrick’s comments range from on-field performance to evaluating the organization as a whole. This insight helps fans gain a perspective of what may be going on behind the scenes to address the abysmal season the Diamondbacks have had so far.