July 9, 2012
Shortly after the Arizona Diamondbacks defeated the Los Angeles Dodgers at Chase Field I was in the car traveling north on the 101 to Salt River Fields. It felt like autopilot as I made the trek I did almost daily during Spring Training. One look at the thermometer in the rear view mirror and seeing 109 degrees was a reminder that this was no Cactus League game.
On a minor league field adjacent to the Diamondbacks Spring Training clubhouse was tonight’s edition of the Arizona Summer League featuring minor league players for the Arizona Diamondbacks versus the Cleveland Indians. The Arizona Summer League is a minor league affiliate that is made up predominantly of players just starting their careers. It is one level below Short Season A ball which in the case of the Diamondbacks is held in Missoula Montana.