1. Houston, We Have a Problem: Arizona Diamondbacks Pounce on Struggling Astros

    When the Arizona Diamondbacks' current road trip began, it was filled with hope. After winning two of three from the Colorado Rockies, the Diamondbacks arrived in Chicago for a four-game series against the struggling Chicago Cubs...

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  2. Kelly Johnson Named NL Player of the Month

    Just last week, Arizona Diamondbacks third baseman Mark Reynolds was named National League Player of the Week...

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  3. A Dubious Diamondbacks Record

    At the end of the 2006 regular season the Arizona Diamondbacks announced they would be changing their team colors and logo. Gone would be the traditional purple, teal, black, and copper...

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  4. Altitude Sickness, Immigration Madness, and a Socrates Sighting

    It used to be that a trip to Denver and Coors Field meant baseballs would leave the stadium like a squadron of F-16 fighter jets...

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  5. State of the Home Stand Address – April 19 – 25

    With the Arizona Diamondbacks now headed out on an 11-game road trip to Colorado, Chicago, and Houston it is time once again for another edition of ”State of the Home Stand” ...

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  6. Mark Reynolds Named Player of the Week

    Major League Baseball announced that Arizona Diamondbacks third baseman Mark Reynolds has been named National League Player of the Week for the week ending April 24. Considering how the week started that is quite an accomplishment...

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  7. Rick Monday's Patriotism Remembered

    The year was 1976. The country was still healing from the Vietnam war and the Watergate scandal. A large faction of the population remained hostile to the changes society was undertaking...

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  8. Jackie Robinson Day Chase Field Style

    During the last road trip the Arizona Diamondbacks visited the Los Angeles Dodgers for three games. The final game of that series fell on April 15 which has been designated as Jackie Robinson Day throughout Major League Baseball...

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  9. Diamondbacks Sponsor Mystery Ball Night

    Each season the Arizona Diamondbacks sponsors “Mystery Ball night at Chase field. In the rotunda near the team shop will be tables set up lined with black paper sacks the size of lunch sacks...

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  10. Take Me Out to the Ball Game: A Father-Son Arizona Diamondbacks Outing

    To celebrate my father’s 70th birthday, I decided to take him to an Arizona Diamondbacks game. Regular readers of this blog may wonder whether this was really a birthday gift, ...

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  11. Diamondbacks' Fan Loyalty Programs

    The Arizona Diamondbacks are once again partnering with Fry’s Foods as part of their Fan Loyalty program. Fans that have a Fry’s Rewards card can scan their card at each Diamondbacks game and receive five points for attending...

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  12. Colorado Rockies' President Passes Away

    Baseball is just a game. That statement should be a constant reminder to all of us and never more so than when tragedy strikes. Keli McGregor, the president of the Colorado Rockies, was found dead this morning in his hotel room in Salt Lake City, Utah..

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  13. Arizona Diamondbacks' Bullpen Woes Continue

    Baseball is a funny sport. It is 162 games of grinding through the day-to-day routines hoping to piece together some positive results. When a team is playing well fans are reminded not to read too much into it as baseball has a way of evening out...

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  14. Diamondbacks Finish Woeful Road Trip

    After a 4-2 home stand to begin the 2010 season the Diamondbacks left the confines of Chase Field for a six-game road trip featuring three games against the Los Angeles Dodgers followed by three games against the San Diego Padres...

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  15. Kris Benson Makes Diamondbacks Debut

    In a nuance created by the scheduling Gods at Major League Baseball, the Arizona Diamondbacks did not need a fifth starter in their pitching rotation until today...

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  16. Arizona Diamondbacks State of the Home Stand Address: April 5-11

    During the Arizona Diamondbacks' 2007 season, I began a feature I described as the ”State of the Home Stand” address where I would recap the goings-on at Chase Field during the last home stand...

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  17. Diamondbacks Offensively Historic

    One of the great things about baseball is that you never know exactly what is going to happen when you go to a game. As you are standing in line at the turnstiles to enter the stadium you could be about to witness history...

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  18. Miguel Montero Injury Opens Door For Chris Snyder

    Fate and karma are talked about by many baseball players to describe situations where life opens and closes the door on opportunities in their career...

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  19. Easter and Baseball

    For most of the Christian world, Easter is a time to celebrate the religious rebirth. The images of Easter include spring flowers in bloom, the thoughts of parades, and Easter bonnets...

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  20. A Baseball Decision's Impact

    When Spring Training began, the Arizona Diamondbacks roster was mostly settled. There were a few spots that needed to be filled but for the most part the team had already been built through returning players and those brought in with off-season moves...

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  21. Sidd Finch: A Baseball and April Fools Joke

    The sport of baseball has always been tightly coupled with pranks and practical jokes. Maybe it's because players spend 162 games together, live in close quarters for nearly half a ...

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  22. Kurt Warner Tabbed for Arizona Diamondbacks' Ceremonial First Pitch of 2010

    Earlier this week the Arizona Diamondbacks announced who would be throwing out the ceremonial first pitch on Opening Day. They have given this honor to Arizona Cardinals quarterback Kurt Warner, who recently retired...

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  23. Diamondbacks Leave Tucson Electric Park Powerless

    I awoke this morning with a myriad of emotions. Today was the Arizona Diamondbacks final home spring training game at Tucson Electric Park...

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  24. Arizona Diamondbacks Lose Prospect To Injury

    After the 2007 season that saw the Arizona Diamondbacks exceed expectations and reach the National League Championship Series, the team decided to make a blockbuster trade to bring in another front line starter...

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  25. Arizona Diamondbacks' Tucson Fan Appreciation Day

    The Arizona Diamondbacks took the field for the first time on the evening of Feb. 27, 1998. It was 32 days before the Inaugural Game at what was then Bank One Ballpark. This was the first spring training game to be held in Tucson Electric Park...

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