Don't Worry, The Diamondbacks Are Still Gritty As Hell

When the Arizona Diamondbacks cleaned house in the offseason, firing manager Kirk "The Grit Lord" Gibson and GM Kevin Towers, the schadenfreude-inclined baseball fan may have feared that the team's new regime would do away with the team's retrograde ethos—the one that made them think trading Justin Upton was a good… » 1/13/15 3:54pm 1/13/15 3:54pm

Did The D-Backs Trade Wade Miley Because He Wouldn't Give Up Gluten?

The Arizona Diamondbacks traded starting pitcher Wade Miley to the Boston Red Sox last week, and based on recent comments made by Miley, he may have been moved in part because of his refusal to adhere to the team's silly dietary restrictions. » 12/17/14 2:57pm 12/17/14 2:57pm

The Cardinals Took Care Not To Celebrate In The Diamondbacks' Pool

The Cardinals found themselves in much the same position as the Dodgers did a year ago: at Chase Field, about to clinch the division. Would they celebrate the same way, by diving into the right-field pool and peeing all over the unwritten rules? They would not, because the Cardinals are class personified. » 9/29/14 11:42am 9/29/14 11:42am

Diamondbacks Fire Grit Lord Kirk Gibson

The Arizona Diamondbacks have done away with manager Kirk Gibson and bench coach Alan Trammel, just a few weeks after canning general manager Kevin Towers. And so ends the Era Of Grit in Arizona. » 9/26/14 5:13pm 9/26/14 5:13pm

Diamondbacks Fire Kevin Towers

The Arizona Diamondbacks will announce the firing of GM Kevin Towers later this morning, according to AZCentral, possibly seeking a grindinger, grittier, harder-nosed GM with more intangibles and who's willing to stand up for his suitemates in the front office. » 9/05/14 8:44am 9/05/14 8:44am

Tony La Russa Tries To Convince Us That The Diamondbacks Aren't Assholes

Diamondbacks chief baseball officer Tony La Russa is sick and tired of everyone giving his team shit for drilling opposing batters for petty and stupid reasons. He wants everyone to know that if you are going to pitch inside against the Diamondbacks, then you need to be ready for your star player to catch a fastball… » 8/06/14 12:21pm 8/06/14 12:21pm

Pirates Still Stewing Over Controversial Walk-Off Loss

The Diamondbacks won last night on a walk-off fielder's choice in the 10th, as Nick Ahmed successfully broke up the Pirates' potential double-play by getting hit in the arm by Jayson Nix's throw to first. Pretty perfect positioning with that arm, actually. Maybe a little too perfect. » 8/04/14 1:33pm 8/04/14 1:33pm

Diamondbacks Peg Andrew McCutchen In Back; McCutchen Furious

Pirates outfielder Andrew McCutchen took a pitch to his back in Saturday night's game against the Diamondbacks. On a 2-0 count, Arizona reliever Randall Delgado plunked McCutchen. It looked painful, but McCutchen wasn't seriously injured. McCutchen was visibly furious, not at the beaning, but because of how it was… » 8/03/14 1:27pm 8/03/14 1:27pm

Anthony Rizzo Makes A Catch So Good It Costs The Cubs A Run

If you haven't already seen the play, that pair of legs belongs to Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo, who flipped over the wall as he caught a foul popup in Sunday's game against the Diamondbacks. » 7/21/14 11:12am 7/21/14 11:12am

Idiot On The Field Evades Police, Gets Gerardo Parra Selfie

It was only a matter of time before these things started becoming regular. Here's your latest Idiot On The Field to use the opportunity for selfie-taking, tonight in Phoenix. » 7/19/14 1:04am 7/19/14 1:04am

Bronson Arroyo Was About As Pretty OK, I Guess, As Anyone Ever

Arizona Diamondbacks pitcher Bronson Arroyo announced on Monday that he will be undergoing Tommy John surgery to repair the torn ulnar collateral ligament in his right elbow. The news that a 37-year-old pitcher who has never really warranted a descriptor any more generous than "OK" is out for the foreseeable future… » 7/08/14 2:11pm 7/08/14 2:11pm

D-Backs Closer Says He Quit Smokeless Tobacco After Tony Gwynn's Death

Though the late Tony Gwynn attributed his salivary cancer to smokeless tobacco, there wasn't necessarily a direct connection. (The stuff's obviously very harmful, but Gwynn's type of cancer was quite rare.) Either way, though, Gwynn's death has convinced at least one current MLB player to quit cold turkey. » 6/23/14 10:51am 6/23/14 10:51am

Goldschmidt Bashes Homer; Man With Kid Catches It; John McCain Excited

There are a few noteworthy happenings in this clip of one of Paul Goldschmidt's home runs from last night. By itself, the dinger is quite impressive, but excellent camera timing makes the sequence better. » 5/18/14 11:05am 5/18/14 11:05am

The Diamondbacks Will Wear Kansas City Throwback Uniforms

Look at that. That's a damn fine uniform. Unis from a century ago were usually pretty great—white or gray, high socks, uncluttered chest logo, and my favorite, logo-less caps. The Diamondbacks will suit up in these bad boys next Wednesday, and they're going to look great, but it's more than little weird that… » 4/18/14 1:55pm 4/18/14 1:55pm

MLB Replay Had Its First Major Fuck-Up

It took two days, but it was only a matter of time before MLB's new replay review system exposed its single biggest flaw. And it happened in a big way, on a play that very directly affected the outcome of a game. » 4/02/14 1:49pm 4/02/14 1:49pm