1. Familiar Faces Comprise New Arizona Diamondbacks Broadcast Team

    When the Arizona Diamondbacks announced Thursday's hiring of Steve Berthiaume and Bob Brenly to fulfill the role of play-by-play man and analyst, respectively, the club ...

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  2. 2012 ALCS: Missed Call vs. New York Yankees Reignites MLB Instant Replay Debate

    Though umpire Jeff Nelson's ejection of Yankees manager Joe Girardi following a missed tag call at second base during Game 2 of the 2012 ALCS is sure to once again provoke ...

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  3. Nate McClouth Home Run Controversy: Call Upheld Due to Inconclusive Evidence

    Headed back home and out of the postseason, Baltimore Orioles fans have been ruing a sixth inning foul ball call that, at least one Twitterer suggested , was a "game changer...

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  4. Sensationally Sleazy Stories: Close Calls, Conspiracies and MLB Umpire Jim Joyce

    When first base umpire Jim Joyce missed a safe/out call at first base during Game 3 of the Cardinals - Nationals NLDS , the seemingly unwonted occurrence—ESPN once estimated ...

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  5. St. Louis Cardinals vs. Atlanta Braves: Umpires Get Infield Fly Rule Call Right

    When left field umpire Sam Holbrook ruled Atlanta batter Andrelton Simmons out on the infield fly rule in the bottom of the eighth inning of the Cardinals vs...

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  6. Why the Diamondbacks Should Sign Ian Kennedy to a Long-Term Deal

    After putting on a dazzling season and finishing fourth in the NL Cy Young race in 2011, Diamondbacks starter Ian Kennedy dropped back down to earth in 2012, his league-leading 21 wins in 2011 transforming into a 14-11 record, with a 4...

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  7. Arizona Diamondbacks: 8 Reasons They Will Be the A's/Orioles of 2013

    When the Arizona Diamondbacks handily defeated San Francisco 10-2 on Sunday, players, coaches and fans alike knew it was all for naught...

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  8. Ranking the 10 Most Important Arizona Diamondbacks Players for Next Season

    As the prospect of a 2012 postseason in Arizona gradually slips away, it is time to plan ahead for the 2013 season...

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  9. 5 Top Arizona Diamondbacks Prospects to Keep an Eye out for

    With the Arizona Diamondbacks 9.5 games out of first place in the NL West and 6.5 back in the Wild Card, now is the time that aspirations of a miraculous playoff push devolve into the standard fare of "what to look forward to in 2013...

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  10. Marlins-Dodgers Interference Play: Why Umpires', Vin Scully's Calls Were Correct

    Umpires may have finally emerged from Los Angeles following an eventful weekend series between the Miami Marlins and Dodgers , though their getaway day proved more arduous than the leisurely Sunday matinee's lopsided 6-2 score would indicate...

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  11. 10 Things Arizona Must Do This Offseason to Catch Up with the Dodgers & Giants

    After sweeping both ends of their twin bill against Miami on Wednesday, the Arizona Diamondbacks find themselves a healthy 5...

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  12. MLB Umpire Jim Joyce Saves D'Backs Employee's Life with CPR

    MLB umpire Jim Joyce reportedly saved a woman's life Monday night by performing CPR when the woman, Diamondbacks food service employee Jayne Powers, went into cardiac arrest following a Levy Restaurants pregame briefing ( via MLB...

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  13. 6 Things Justin Upton Does Better Than His Brother B.J.

    For baseball brothers Justin and B.J. Upton, it truly is all in the family. Throughout the years, the national pastime has seen its share of famous siblings : from Hank and Tommie ...

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  14. 5 Arizona Diamondbacks in Danger of Losing Playing Time

    After climbing to within two games of the NL West leading San Francisco Giants on August 2 , the Arizona Diamondbacks slid back to a four-game deficit as play began on August 7 ...

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  15. Umpires Get It Right: Mike Scioscia's Angels Will Lose Protest over Call vs. CWS

    During a contest that saw the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim lose to the Chicago White Sox in extra innings, manager Mike Scioscia argued an umpire's call so vehemently that he took the rather extreme step of filing an official protest...

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  16. Poor Ethics at 2012 London Olympic Games: Penalizing the Dark Side of Sports

    International competition is intense—with the best athletes from around the world competing for just three medals, it simply has to be...

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  17. Umpire's Ejection of "Three Blind Mice" Deejay Was Historically Correct Call

    A minor league umpire's ejection of an intern deejay for the Daytona Cubs for playing a sound clip of the nursery rhyme "Three Blind Mice" Wednesday has given added credence to the ...

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  18. 6 Minor Leaguers We Will See on the Diamondbacks by September 1

    After a mid-week sweep of the NL West rival Los Angeles Dodgers and the San Francisco Giants ' five losses over their last six games, the Arizona Diamondbacks find themselves just 2...

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  19. MLB Trade Deadline 2012: Introducing the Newest Arizona Diamondbacks

    As Tuesday's trade deadline came and went, the Arizona Diamondbacks said goodbye to some prospects and fan-favorites alike, while introducing key pieces to the franchise's minor and major league squads...

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  20. Ejection Tantrum: Joe Mikulik Meltdown Shamefully Typical of Baseball Blame Game

    Joe Mikulik has served as manager of the minor league Asheville Tourists since 2000 and has been an embarrassment to professional baseball on the national stage since 2006...

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  21. 10 Advantages the Diamondbacks Have over the Dodgers, Giants

    The Arizona Diamondbacks , it seems, have been flirting with the .500-mark since mid-July while the first-place Giants and second-place Dodgers have flip-flopped for the NL West lead over the past month...

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  22. NBA Board of Governors Wisely Votes to Expand Instant Replay for Flagrant Fouls

    The NBA Board of Governors, led by Commissioner David Stern , has judiciously approved a proposal to expand instant replay review to include the issue of flagrant foul assessment...

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  23. MLB Trade Rumors: 5 Potential Justin Upton Deadline Blockbusters

    With the Arizona Diamondbacks seven games out of first place in the NL West, it is crunch time for the Snakes...

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  24. Ranking Kirk Gibson and Every Manager in D-Backs History

    It all began with Buck Showalter. When MLB awarded Phoenix, Arizona one of two 1998 expansion teams, a challenge was issued to then-managing partner Jerry Colangelo, president and COO of the Phoenix Suns basketball team...

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  25. 10 Reasons Diamondbacks Have Dodgers, Giants Right Where They Want Them

    The Arizona Diamondbacks have a bold outlook for half No. 2 of the 2012 MLB season: win it all. The idea is absolutely crazy—crazy enough to work...

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