2012 Regular Season

The Home Plate Project

The Home Plate Project

The Arizona Diamondbacks organization continues to collect accolades both on and off the field as a premiere organization. From being named one of the top 100 companies to work for to becoming the first professional sports team to be awarded the United Nations NGO Positive Peace Award they just keep coming up on someone’s list. One of the strong themes in all of these awards is the connection the Diamondbacks have with the community. While the...

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Joe Saunders Road to Return?

Joe Saunders Road to Return?

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...

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Rock the Vote

Rock the Vote

Over the years I have developed a love/hate relationship with the Major League Baseball All-Star game. On the one hand I love the idea of the best players from each league getting together on the same field and showing what it would be like if we could build a team from our favorite baseball cards where money and economics are of no consequence. It is the one time of year where every fan feels like the general manager of the New York Yankees or...

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And the Crowd Turns

And the Crowd Turns

From the moment that Arizona Diamondbacks outfielder Justin Upton hit the 1-2 count slider from Huston Street that floated above first base he was showered with boos from the sell-out crowd at Chase Field. It was not that single play that had made Upton the target of the Phoenix fans. There disdain began earlier this season and was now reaching fever pitch with an 0-5 performance and a missed ball in the outfield that became a home run. The...

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When the Circus Came to Town

When the Circus Came to Town

Perhaps one of the most hyped game in the Arizona Diamondbacks 2012 season was the July 3 game against the San Diego Padres. The middle game of a three game series against a division cellar team in rebuilding mode is not normally an attendance bonanza especially when your team has a three-game losing streak. The Diamondbacks though had a secret marketing weapon up their sleeve. This game would mark the Chase Field debut of Trevor Bauer, the...

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The Curse of Justin Bieber

The Curse of Justin Bieber

There is perhaps no greater honor a team can bestow upon a player than to immortalize them with their very own bobble head. Oh sure, Rolex watches, Player of the Month, Cy Young, Silver Slugger, and MVP trophies are great and all but they do not hold a candle to seeing a small figurine with an enlarged head bobbing up and down to bring a player joy. Some players wait an entire career hoping, no praying, that the team will select them as one of...

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Happy Anniversary Diamondbacks Style

Happy Anniversary Diamondbacks Style

Have you ever had one of those days when you wake up and think, “This is going to be the best day of my life!” then within 30 minutes you feel like you took a Randy Johnson fastball in the back for crowding the plate? Today was one of those days for me. Thirty-one years ago today I married my best friend, the mother of my children, and the most amazing woman I have ever known. She has stood beside me through the good times, the bad times, and...

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Fox Sports Arizona Game Connect

Fox Sports Arizona Game Connect

I received an invitation from Fox Sports Arizona to be their guest in their suite at the Arizona Diamondbacks game last night against the Colorado Rockies. Normally I am not a suite kind of guy, I somehow feel disconnected from the game and like the comfort of Section 132 Row 9. Before I could decline their generous offer I was told it wasn’t just hanging out watching a baseball game. Fox Sports Arizona has developed a new feature on their web...

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Second Annual Diamondbacks Tweetup

Second Annual Diamondbacks Tweetup

The Diamondbacks game against the San Francisco Giants on May 12th may as well have been redefined as Ryan Roberts appreciation day. The first 20,000 fans entering the gates prior to the game received a Ryan Roberts Tattoo Sleeve courtesy of Sanderson Ford. Roberts who earned the nickname “Tatman” last season while playing for the Diamondbacks has quickly become a fan favorite partly because of his success on the field but more importantly...

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