This proud papa is a Pirates fan, but he wasn’t too proud to celebrate the feat of hauling in Welington Castillo’s fourth-inning homer in Arizona tonight. Multitasking? Call me when he does it while holding a baby in one hand and a beer in the other.
The Padres, they didn’t get out to a great start this year. They needed 31 innings before they scored their first run of the season. And they’re still at the bottom of the NL West ... but now in a tie, at least, with the Diamondbacks, who make great company for misery.
The Dodgers opened up Dodger Stadium for the season with a 4-2 loss to the Arizona Diamondbacks and their weird new road uniforms (Rob Lowe is not a fan). L.A. had a slim lead for most of the game but Arizona came back at the end and scored all their runs after Kenta Maeda sat down. Yasiel Puig did, however, provide…
Wow, this is quite rude. Chicago Cubs shortstop Addison Russell attempted to maim poor Diamondbacks mascot D. Baxter the Bobcat last night by flinging his bat into the stands. Thankfully Baxter is quick as a, uhh, bobcat, and managed to get out of the way. His attempt to threaten Russell in return didn’t go so well.
The Diamondbacks’ season got off to a rough start last night. Newly acquired ace Zack Greinke, who signed for $206 million this offseason and could very well help the D-Backs become a wild card contender, got knocked around by the Colorado Rockies and Arizona lost 10-5. After the game, Diamondbacks manager Chip Hale …
Just in terms of sheer unlikeliness, Randy Johnson vaporizing a dove with a pitch is one of the most improbable things to have ever happened on a baseball diamond. That fact that it was Johnson, an ornery flamethrower if there ever was one, makes it feel almost inevitable in retrospect. The birds should consider…
Arizona Diamondbacks pitcher Josh Collmenter is using his free time during spring training in a productive way: classes for his teammates. Today, the players learned about physics.
The San Francisco Giants have reached a six-year, $130 million deal with Johnny Cueto, according to ESPN’s Buster Olney.
The Los Angeles Dodgers are a remarkable experiment in what happens when you take the financial brakes off a team and see how far you can fly with pure spending. On the field, their ethos is pretty simple: get men on base and hit homers on offense, then strike people out when they have the ball. Last year they had the…
The headline on the Diamondbacks’ official site is maybe less than objective: “D-backs wow with cutting-edge new uniforms.” Well, whatever else you can say about the uniforms unveiled yesterday, you can’t deny there sure are a lot of them.
Alpha Chi Omega sisters from Arizona State University went to Wednesday night’s Diamondbacks game. Were selfies taken? Oh, you better believe selfies were taken. Hell, there were even a few chelfies (churro selfies).
Triple plays are incredibly difficult to pull off. There needs to be at least two runners on base with no outs, a ball hit to precisely the right spot, and flawless execution from the fielders. Normally they occur about five times per season.
There’s a good chance you haven’t seen much of Diamondbacks first baseman Paul Goldschmidt over the last few seasons, despite the fact that he’s one of the best hitters in baseball. If Goldschmidt’s in your blindspot, don’t feel too bad, that’s just what happens when a guy plays in Arizona for a team that has not been…
It was terrifying—as always—when Diamondbacks rookie starter Archie Bradley was hit in the face by a line drive off the bat of Carlos Gonzalez in last night’s 12-5 Arizona win. But all things considered, it could have been so much worse.
A Carlos Gonzalez liner led to a scary moment tonight as Arizona pitcher spent several minutes on the ground after the ball appeared to strike the Arizona pitcher in the face.
Breaded chicken dropped from the sky. How did it get there; who knows why?
A Dodgers fan in Chase Field’s Batters Box Suite appeared to be told to remove his cap and put on a companion’s D-Backs jersey during yesterday afternoon’s game, an incident similar to one two years ago that a ballpark patron called “ the worst experience she’s ever had at a sporting event.”