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  • joined Jun 18, 2011
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I became a baseball fan in 1972 when my mom would drag my brother, sister and me up to the cheap nosebleed seats at the Big A. She taught us how to sneak into the good seats around the 3rd inning. I was a die-hard Angels fan for 22 years – heckling 1st base coach Moose Stubing and "boon’ing" Bob Boone (a precursor to Droooooooo’ing, a decade or so before Drew was even conceived). I loved the Angels through thick and thin, even through the 1986 ALCS loss to Boston in Game 7. But I took a hiatus from baseball at the start of the 1994 strike. Yeah, I would still catch the occasional Indians and Rockies Spring Training game while visiting family in Tucson, but I really couldn’t be bothered following any team. It wasn’t until I moved to Phoenix and they pulled together the Diamondbacks that I got my passion back.

I am basically a baseball weirdo. I love the game, the players and stats, but I am more inclined to notice which players wear their stirrups showing (Chris Young), if teams use nameplates or individual letters on their players’ jerseys, how umpires call strikes on left handed batters, when a batter’s jersey number matches their position in the batting order (#2 Drew batting second in the lineup 45 times so far this year). I obsess over things most people don’t even notice—why, for example, do some charts show Toronto as TOR, others as TOT? Don’t even get me started with the pending realignment that may move the Dbacks to the AL West – instead of fighting over which team to move to the AL West to "balance" things into two, 15 team leagues, I would argue to go back to pre-1995 before the league invented the Central Division to make more revenue.

Oh…. I also collect baseball stuff: an Opening Day game-used base, logo junk give-aways, ticket stubs, baseball cards and other ephemera.

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23 Diamondbacks Recommend AZFL

During the game today, I got to thinking about all the guys on the team I've seen play in the Fall League over the years. I reminisced over all the fond memories (and foul balls) collected while...

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Huckaby WHO?

The Diamondbacks 2001 Reunion Weekend (9-11) brings 32 coaches and players back to BOB Chase next weekend.  Sure, I remember most of them, but I must have blinked during Huckaby's time on the...

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Diamondbacks Player Experience as Diamondbacks

This season, I've heard lots of folks in the stands ask "Who Is that Guy?" when they see a new player on the field. Quite often, not even noticing said player until sometime well into the game. I...

Brad Pitt is set to replace Costner as my baseball movie idol

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Just less than a month to go.... I am going to have to re-read the book now... YIPEE

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YOU Make the Call (3a) --> CALLED

Page Three....  (doing my best Paul Harvey impression) Diamond Challenge 3a is reproduced with permission from the Jim Evans Academy of Professional Umpiring   You know the drill -- Read the full...

Trivia contest to win Free MLB.TV Premium Subscription

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I took the trivia test and got a big fat ZERO No MLB.TV for me!

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YOU make the Call (2b) --> CALLED

Straight off the bottom of Diamond Challenge page 2 comes this humdinger: Diamond Challenge 2b. is reproduced with permission from the Jim Evans Academy of Professional Umpiring You know the drill...

Submit your photos for the Dbacks All-Star Fan Photo Mural

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Send your photos from All-Star Week and your picture could be included in an All-Star collage that will be on permanent display inside Chase Field!

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What do Salt River Field, the Dbacks and Dow Jones have in Common?

  Fairly comparable, and miserable images, if you ask me   (Dbacks & Dow Jones graphs illustrate performance between August 6-21, 2011)   Ever since I laid eyes on it, I felt...

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How do you get your baseball fix?

Buck, Carey and Garagiola My mom grew up listening to baseball on the radio in the 50's and was fortunate enough to attend a few Brooklyn Dodgers games as a kid. In the 70's-80's, we listened to...

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YOU Make the Call (2a) --> CALLED

I realize the first two were fairly easy, but believe me, they will get more difficult as we get deeper into the game.  Here's the latest, straight from the top of page two (thus the 2a reference)...

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Free Tickets to the "Better Game"

   or   I have unused season tickets which can be exchanged for one of two remaining "select" games: Tuesday Sept 20th vs. Pittsburgh Pirates Monday Sept 26th vs. Los Angeles Dodgers Both teams...

This reference just pisses me off

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That division is the NL West, and at the moment it is being led by the relatively anonymous Arizona Diamondbacks

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YOU Make the Call (1b) --> CALLED

There was enough interest from the last Challenge to give it another go. This one should be fairly easy for everyone to call.  Same as last time.... read the full size version of this comic and...

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YOU Make the Call --> CALLED

Diamond Challenge 1a. reproduced with permission from the Jim Evans Academy of Professional Umpiring Since joining the SnakePit, I've seen several GDT posts questioning the official MLB rules and...

Dbacks License Plate Fan Photo Contest

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Enter a photo of your Diamondbacks license plate to win one of two prizes. Entries are due Monday, August 15, 2011. Photos will be judged on Creativity (50%); Location of the photograph (25%); and Use of the D-backs branded license plate (25%) Prizes: - Ultimate D-backs Fan Pack for 4, includes four Dugout Seats - a Batting Practice visit - VIP Parking spot for the game - a Luis Gonzalez signed Baseball and Bobblehead - A personalized D-backs jersey - Winning photo will be featured on the dbTV during pre-game festivities

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A screaming deal for E-Tickets to Houston Series

Trying to unload tickets to a few of the games against Houston at an attractive price... Mon Aug 8 @ 6:40pm  GONE  Tue Aug 9 @ 6:40pm  TAKEN  Wed Aug 10 @ 6:40pm Thr Aug 11 @ 6:40pm 2 tickets for...

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Is there such thing as a Home Team Disadvantage?

Is it possible that a batter's stats are impacted by "lost at bat opportunities" when their team wins a higher than average percentage of home games before finishing the bottom of the 9th ? From...

Signs of the times.... Sign Spotted at the ASG Arizona has WHAT?

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Signs of the times.... Sign Spotted at the ASG Arizona has WHAT?

Buy One Get One Free Tickets to Dodgers Series Aug 5-7

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For "Checking In" to the game last night, I received this special offer for upcoming August 5–7 series against the rival Los Angeles Dodgers. Buy any regular–priced ticket in Club Box, MVP Box or Bullpen Reserve and get another ticket for free! Just enter the promo code "ATBAT2011 " when making your purchase. Coupon expires at Thu Aug 04, 2011 02:59 AM EDT.

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What do you collect?

The other day, my husband poked fun at me for wanting to save every scrap of printed paper bearing an All Star logo, and asked "WHY?" "To add to my collection of ephemera of course!" He looked up...

All Star Memorabilia Auction

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In case you didn't get enough... Lots of fun stuff is available for bidding - including game used bats, hats, bases, line-up cards -- even the Home Run Derby gold ball from Prince Fielder's Round 2 Out 10 hit

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Observations from Detroit

Double D Why, do you suppose, Detroit uniforms sport two different Old English Ds? I would understand if they originally used one version, and then later updated the logo on newer uniforms.......

Free Parking Passes We have a book of parking passes (Right Field Garage) for each remaining 2011...

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Free Parking Passes We have a book of parking passes (Right Field Garage) for each remaining 2011 home game. We take the light rail so the parking passes are just collecting dust. Let me know if you have any interest.

Pretty funny video of the Dbacks front office staff lip syncing "All-Star" by Smash Mouth - with...

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Pretty funny video of the Dbacks front office staff lip syncing "All-Star" by Smash Mouth - with a cameo by Gonzo at the end

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