Jim McLennan

  • joined Mar 29, 2008
  • last login Jul 13, 2014
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Jim McLennan was born in Scotland, but has been a Diamondbacks fan since before there was a team, having stared into the hole that would become their stadium, on his first trip to Phoenix in 1997. He moved to Arizona in 2000 and married Chris, a.k.a. Mrs. SnakePit in 2002, proposing to her immediately after the team won the World Series the previous year. He had to do it twice, because she didn't hear him the first time. They live in West Phoenix with SnakePit Jr, their other child, the SnakePitette having moved out.

Jim started blogging in 2003, his first venture [now long evaporated from the tubes of the Internet] being called "But It's a DRY Heat..." He was asked by Blez to join the SB Nation in 2005, and his first post here followed on March 15. He also started, a forum devoted to the team, though leaves the day-to-day running of that site to others.

He works for a web hosting company, two blocks from Chase Field, and when not cheering for the Diamondbacks, watches more films than is probably good for him. His specialties are horror, action and SF; some idea of his tastes can be found at his other sites, and Readers of a nervous disposition might do best to stay clear. He also enjoys reading, but wishes he had more time for that, travel and sarcasm.

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When will Arizona have their next winning season?


A reader emailed me yesterday, "Just curious when you see the D-Backs having another winning season again, assuming it won't end up being this year." It's a very interesting question.

Diamondbacks 2, Giants 0: Turnabout shutout


The day after being kept scoreless by Tim Lincecum and the Giants, Wade Miley and the Diamondbacks did the same, four-hitting San Francisco for their third shutout of this season.

Diamondbacks 2, Giants 0


Wade Miley gave Arizona seven shutout innings and the Diamondbacks paid the Giants back for a blanking yesterday, by turning the tables and keeping them scoreless today.


Gameday Thread

Having won his first game in almost two months last time out, Wade Miley will try to make it two in a row against the Giants in San Francisco this afternoon.

Preview: Pitchers who rake


Day baseball by the cove, as Wade Miley goes up against Ryan Vogelsong. I imagine Miley is hoping to reproduce his success at the plate against Vogelsong.

Diamondbacks 0, Giants 5


Well, that wasn't quite what we hoped.


Gameday Thread

Fact. Tim Lincecum has no-hit the Padres twice in the past year. He has NEVER no-hit Paul Goldschmidt in a game.

Preview: He's baaaaaack....


The MLB All-Star Game festivities get under way tonight, with a preview of the Home-Run Derby, courtesy of Tim Lincecum pitching to Paul Goldschmidt.

Miguel Montero named to NL All-Star Team


National League All-Star manager Mike Matheny of the St. Louis Cardinals announced today, in conjunction with Major League Baseball, that Arizona Diamondbacks catcher Miguel Montero will replace Yadier Molina of the Cardinals on the NL roster.

MiLB Round-Up 7/10: Weller no-hitter slays Dragons


A lot of very exciting games and feats this evening, led by our first no-hitter of the season, pitched for the Silver Hawks by Blayne Weller.

Let's talk about Addison Reed and HR/FB rates


Addison Reed and Brandon McCarthy have seen their pitches fly out of the park at almost record levels this year. Brandon may have gone, but can we expect Addison's rate to decrease?

First thoughts toward a 2015 Diamondbacks rotation


Off day for Arizona today, as they make the long trek from Phoenix to... er, San Francisco. As a talking point for the day, let's discuss who might be in our rotation on Opening Day 2015. Here are my guesses.

D-backs 4, Marlins 3: Are you Addison in disguise?


That was unexpected. Matinee baseball ended in a Wednesday walkoff, as the Diamondbacks scored three in the bottom of the tenth, overturning a two-run deficit to take the series against the Marlins.

Diamondbacks 4, Marlins 3


Stop me if you've heard this one before. A great performance by our starting pitcher was all for naught, as a feeble offense and two-run inning from a reliever cost the Diamondbacks the game. But, plot twist!


Gameday Thread

With this game not on Fox Sports Arizona, one imagines interest may be diverted to the World Cup semi-final between Argentina and the Netherlands. Won't be making the mistake of fast-forwarding through the first-half of that one...

Preview: Reed still the closer


Well, at least if Addison Reed blows this within one strike of victory, we won't have to witness it, since this one is not being locally televised.

Dbacks MiLB Round-Up 7/8: Another Trumbomb


Mark Trumbo's rehab continues to go rather well. I think he could return to the team at any time, but it looks likely they'll be waiting until after the All-star break to add him back to the roster.


Gameday Thread

Who the heck is Vidal Nuño? We'll find out in tonight's game at Chase Field.

Preview: Vidal's so soon


Can the Diamondbacks win their third in a row, for the first time since they swept the Rockies at Coors Field?

Then Went Bronson: our 2014 rotation implosion


The departure of Brandon McCarthy and the loss of Bronson Arroyo to Tommy John surgery means that Wade Miley is the only current member of our rotation to survive from Opening Day, barely three months ago. That escalated quickly.

The Week In Diamondback Tweets


I think Brandon McCarthy's trade to New York is actually part of a cunning plan to acquire the fans of all 30 teams as Twitter followers.

SnakeBytes, 7/8: Tommy John v5.0 edition


Oh, look: a Diamondbacks pitcher needs Tommy John surgery. It must be Tuesday.


Gameday Thread, #91: 7/7 vs. Marlins

There hasn't been much luck for the Diamondbacks so far on 7/7; will things change tonight, as Chase Anderson takes on the Marlins. Based on how this season is going, Paul Goldschmidt will probably get run over by the Racing Gracey this evening.

Preview: Stanton comes alive


A quick stop off in Phoenix for the Diamondbacks, as they pass through from Atlanta, on their way to San Francisco, for a three-game set against the Marlins.

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