As I arrived at Chase Field, both the Arizona Diamondbacks and the Houston Astros decided against having batting practice. This is a relatively common occurrence. Teams rarely hold batting practice at a day game after a night game especially if the day game is the final game of a weekend series.

For fans that arrive at the field early, this can be a somewhat disappointing discovery. They had hoped to be able to see their favorite players or perhaps catch a batting practice baseball before the actual game starts. Instead they find the grounds crew raking the infield for an hour.


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