2011 Off Season

My Jersey Quest

My Jersey Quest

Have you ever had one of those situations where you were going to buy something but for one reason or another you just never get around. You thought to yourself, “oh those will be available for a while so there is no reason to hurry and get it.” Then when you finally decide you need to get it you can’t find it anywhere and you kick yourself over and over for waiting for so long. Yeah, that’s where I am. Before last season the Arizona...

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Are Chris Young’s Days Numbered?

Are Chris Young’s Days Numbered?

On December 20, 2005 the Arizona Diamondbacks acquired right-handed pitchers Orlando Hernandez and Luis Vizcaino and outfielder Chris Young from the Chicago White Sox in exchange for right-handed pitcher Javier Vazquez and cash considerations. At the time the trade was designed to allow Vazquez to leave Arizona. He wanted to pitch on the east coast but was willing to accept a trade to Chicago. The Diamondbacks were giving up their then ace for...

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Diamondbacks Evangelism

Diamondbacks Evangelism

“Hey, aren’t you a Diamondbacks fan?” I had to look around to see if they were talking to me or to some other guy who had on a Diamondbacks hat, Diamondbacks T-shirt, Diamondbacks sweatshirt, Diamondbacks wind breaker, and Sedona Red/Black sneakers. Nope, they were definitely talking to me. “Yes, yes I am a Diamondbacks fan,” I said with more pride than I really probably should have. It’s funny, I get that question a lot here lately and I am...

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Valentine’s Day Baseball Style

Valentine’s Day Baseball Style

I have to admit, Valentine’s Day has gotten a lot easier since the Arizona Diamondbacks changed their colors from Purple and Teal to Sedona Red and Sonoran Sand. Have you ever tried to find a purple and teal Valentine gift? It’s a lot harder than you think. Valentine’s Day is one of those holidays that make most men just cringe. You are basically in a no win situation. If you don’t go crazy and shower your significant other with gifts and...

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D-backs Promotions Schedule Announced

D-backs Promotions Schedule Announced

Each year during FanFest the Arizona Diamondbacks announce the upcoming game day giveaways for the season. Now personally I don’t much care whether there is a giveaway or not since I will be at the game regardless but for my family and especially my kids this is a big deal. Don’t get me wrong; I am not opposed to getting free things for watching a baseball game. In fact if you ask my wife I am obsessed. Wait, she may just be talking about being...

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The Ultimate Garage Sale Score

The Ultimate Garage Sale Score

It’s funny, one of the things I most look forward to at the Diamondbacks FanFest is one of the things I most abhor outside of Chase Field; a garage sale. Each year during the FanFest festivities the Diamondbacks Foundation sets up a booth where they sell things from previous years that the team is trying to get rid of. The items range from leftover giveaway items to signs from Chase Field to autographed baseballs and anything in between. In...

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Diamondbacks FanFest

Diamondbacks FanFest

Despite the predictions of Punxsutawney Phil, the Seer of Seers, the Prognosticator of all Prognosticators, that lovable weather predicting groundhog; spring is coming. The temperatures are beginning to move upward, the sun is shining, and the roof to Chase Field is open. But perhaps the most telling sign that spring is just around the corner is that it is time for the Arizona Diamondbacks FanFest. Done are the blasphemous rituals where...

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Diamondbacks Announce First Grand Slam Award Recipient

Diamondbacks Announce First Grand Slam Award Recipient

Over the past year the Arizona Diamondbacks have been lauded as a model organization. From their fan-centered focus and game day operations to them being listed as one of the best places to work; people have begun to notice the Diamondbacks and not just on the field. One of perhaps the less heralded areas where this franchise does not get the credit it so richly deserves is in community outreach. After the team was awarded on March 9, 1995 the...

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Diamondbacks Sign Craig Breslow

Diamondbacks Sign Craig Breslow

When the calendar rolls over to February it not only represents the final countdown to Spring Training but it also means the beginning of Salary Arbitration. For those who are not familiar with the concept of Salary Arbitration as it pertains to baseball, I wrote a brief overview a while back. The details outlined are from the previous Collective Bargaining Agreement but the concept is the same. While I understand the need for salary...

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