As a father of five children, I have sat through more than my fair share of Dora the Explorer episodes and before you scratch your head wondering how a children’s television program is related to baseball and in particular the Arizona Diamondbacks let’s not forget that former Diamondbacks second baseman Matt Kata had a brother who played Boots the Monkey in the live action Dora the Explorer show that toured the country. (Yeah I know, the fact that I know that scares me too). Today is not about reminiscing over former players or arguing who had the better career Matt as a major league baseball player or his brother who played a monkey.

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