Jim McLennan

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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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SnakeBytes, 8/12: D-backs head East


The Diamondbacks are now in Cleveland, where they'll start a road trip through the Eastern time-zone. Here's some bits from yesterday's off-day, as well as a fan catch, a weird no-hitter and a look...

Chase What Matters, Mr. Anderson


Continuing our occasional series covering good things about the 2014 Diamondbacks, we turn to the rotation, where pitcher Chase Anderson, has come out of nowhere to put up the best ERA of any...

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SnakePit Fantasy Baseball: Week 18


It remains tight at the top, with half a point separating first and second, while the third- and fourth-placed teams faced off in an intense match-up.

Diamondbacks 3, Rockies 5


The D-backs were done in by the long-ball, that being responsible for all the Rockies runs, as Arizona couldn't quite complete the sweep of Colorado at Chase Field, losing in 10 innings.


Gameday Thread

Whoops, running a little late. Oladipofanatico is on the guest recap!

Preview: Second helpings?


My, that eighth inning was fun, wasn't it? Maybe we should have saved some of those excess runs for today...


Gameday Thread: Ponydome 4

And I'm outta here. :)

Preview: The one with the ponies


It's the SnakePit's own version of The Purge: Anarchy tonight, when all right-thinking individuals relocate to a panic room, and stay well away from the Gameday Thread....

Your Saturday Sporcle: D-backs debutants


Earlier this week, Jake Lamb became the 59th position player to make his major-league debut for the Arizona Diamondbacks. But how many of the others can you remember?

Diamondbacks 5, Rockies 3


Guess there IS a worse team in the major-league this season than the Diamondbacks! And we get to play them twice more this weekend!


Gameday Thread

It's Beercap Night! Will Turambar be drowning his sorrow or sinking celebratory suds?

Preview: Back to the 80's

For the first time this season, we start a series with the opposition having a worse record than the Diamondbacks. Yeah, you though we were having a bad year. It's still probably better than...

D-backs add Chafin, Paul, drop Ahmed, Kieschnick


The Arizona Diamondbacks selected the contracts of left-handed pitcher Andrew Chafin and outfielder Xavier Paul from Triple-A Reno and optioned infielder Nick Ahmed and outfielder Roger Kieschnick...

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Dbacks MiLB Round-Up 8/7: Smoother night


After yesterday's sweep of losses, the reverse was almost true today, as only our AZL affiliate tasted defeat, and that only by one run.


Gameday Thread, #115

Well, no prizes for guessing which animal is being used to illustrate this Gameday Thread...

Preview: A slice of Lamb


The Jake Lamb era begins.

Jake Lamb to the majors, Andy Marte DFA'd


Perhaps the most eagerly-awaited position prospect since Paul Goldschmidt has finally got the call, with the news that 3B Jake Lamb has been promoted to the major-league club today. To make room,...

SnakeBytes, 8/7: Royals pain edition


Not sure where our regularly scheduled SnakeByter is. I trust he didn't meet some Pirate fans at the end of a dark alley.... Hang on, I have to deadhorse.gif myself for that. So, moving on...

The 2014 D-backs: Doing best on TV?


It has been a wretched season for the Diamondbacks. They're currently 10 games worse than 2013 and last night's crowd was the smallest of the year. But their TV ratings are holding up, surprisingly...

D-backs 3, Royals 4: Arizona can't put out fire


A procession of flamethrowers proved just enough to keep the Diamondbacks medium-rare this evening at Chase Field, with the offense continuing to struggle where it matters most, i.e. in the runs...

Diamondbacks 3, Royals 4


At least this was a closer contest than last night, but a small army left on base for Arizona, doomed the D-backs to their fourth defeat in five games.


Gameday thread

Second-lowest attendance of the season at Chase last night, the 16,677 edging by 122 a game against the Nationals in May. Our performance yesterday won't exactly have driven walk-up ticket sales.

Preview: Royals with cheese


Since I'm recapping this one, I'd be particularly grateful If the D-backs could avoid giving up any eight-run innings tonight. Thanks.

D-backs return Pennington from DL; option Schultz


The Arizona Diamondbacks reinstated infielder Cliff Pennington from the 15-day disabled list (sprained left thumb) and optioned right-handed pitcher Bo Schultz to Triple-A Reno.

Dbacks MiLB Round-Up 8/5: Daniel Hudson pitches


Another rehabbing player joins the list today, with Daniel Hudson making his first appearance in a competitive game since June last year.

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