November 16, 2009 seems like an eternity ago yet it has been less than a year. The memories of that day are still fresh in my mind. The Arizona Diamondbacks had graciously invited me to the ground breaking ceremony for their new Spring Training Facility in Scottsdale.

On that day we stood on a large and spacious mound of dirt. They had marked out where the bases would be and there were architectural drawings to help those in attendance understand what it would look like when it was finished.


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