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WATCH: Dodger fan films himself catching home run

On May 2nd, Aaron Hill of the Arizona Diamondbacks hit a home run that a fan happened to catch on a fly. Nothing too exciting; it happens all the time, right? The difference here is that this fan videotaped him catching this home run ball. Now that’s pretty impressive. Bobby Crosby (DodgerFilms) films himself catching a home run. The guy in this video is Bobby Crosby, but he...
Via Baseball Essential
12 hours ago  |  Discuss

You Don’t Know The Power of the Card Side

Many of us know the Jack Buck call of Kirk Gibson ‘s World Series home run in 1988.  We can hear Jack saying, “I don’t believe what I just saw!” as Gibson limps around the bases.  Just like with Ozzie Smith ‘s “Go Crazy” home run, though, there’s a Vin Scully version of that moment .  The key line from that? “In a year that has [...]
Via The Cardinal Conclave
15 hours ago  |  Discuss

Cactus Bowl to move back to Phoenix's Chase Field

PHOENIX (AP) Due to construction work at Arizona State's Sun Devil Stadium in Tempe, the Cactus Bowl will be played for the next three years at Chase Field in Phoenix, home of baseball's Arizona Diamondbacks. The bowl game, which originated in Tucson, Arizona in 1989, moved to Chase Field in 2000 and was staged there until it moved to Sun Devil Stadium in 2006. When the new contract...
Via AP on Fox
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Paul Goldschmidt named National League Player of the Week

The D-backs’ first baseman received the honor for the week that ended Sunday May, 3. Goldschmidt had a batting average of .556 (15-for-27) with a major league-leading 15 hits and NL-best 22 total bases. He had three consecutive three-hit games April 27th-29th while the team was in Colorado. Goldy slugged .815 during the week and had a .571 on-base percentage. He is the first D...
Via Fox Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Cactus Bowl returning to Chase Field for 2015 college football season.

Chase Field. Photo via Wikipedia Commons.The Cactus Bowl is moving back to Chase Field. The Phoenix, Az. home of the Arizona Diamondbacks, which hosted the bowl game from 2000-2005, will play host for the next three editions of the game.The Cactus Bowl has been held at Arizona State's Sun Devil Stadium in Tempe, Az since 2006. Renovations to the stadium, which are scheduled to completed...

Pitcher Shares Selfie with Fellow Line Drive Victim

Tuesday night, Archie Bradley took a Carlos Gonzalez line drive off the right side of his face and tweeted out a picture of the swollen aftermath. Friday, the Arizona Diamondbacks rookie pitcher was all smiles as he spent some time (and shared a selfie) with a patient named Nick at Phoenix Children’s Hospital who also took a liner to the face. @ArchieBradley7 Thanks so much for...
Via Hall of Very Good
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Pachecho and Tomás lead Diamondbacks to Crushing Victory Over Rockies

  Arizona Diamondbacks’ Jordan Pacheco (31) rounds the bases after hitting a three-run home off Colorado Rockies Jordan Lyles (24) during the fifth inning of a baseball game, Wednesday, April 29, 2015, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Matt York) The Arizona Diamondbacks picked up right where they left on Tuesday night as they dominated against the Colorado Rockies winning 8-1, and the...
Via The Sports Journal
5 days ago  |  Discuss

D-backs minor leaguer Burgos gets first big league callup

The liner which struck D-backs pitcher Archie Bradley in the face and has sent him to the DL will give an opportunity to minor leaguer Enrique Burgos. This is Burgos’ first call up after spending over seven years in the minors. According to beat writer Steve Gilbert, this was his reaction:"I feel like I'm dreaming right now," Burgos said. "It's unbelievable, you know? Especially...
Via Fox Sports
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Diamondbacks Starter Archie Bradley Struck in Face by Line Drive

Trainers attend to Arizona Diamondbacks pitcher Archie Bradley (25) in the second inning after getting hit with a line drive during a baseball game against the Colorado Rockies, Tuesday, April 28, 2015, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri) Diamondbacks starting pitcher rookie Archie Bradley left Tuesday night’s game against the Colorado Rockies with just one out in the second inning...
Via The Sports Journal
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Archie Bradley Posts Picture of Swollen Face

There seems to be a couple of these every season and no matter how many times you see it…they never get easier to watch. Tuesday night, Arizona Diamondbacks pitcher Archie Bradley had a major scare. In the second inning, the rookie took a Carlos Gonzalez line drive off the right side of his face. Warning…the video is pretty flinch-inducing. Late Tuesday night, the 22-year-old...
Via Hall of Very Good
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Archie Bradley hit in face by line drive, leaves game

Your browser does not support iframes. Archie Bradley left the Arizona Diamondbacks’ game with the Colorado Rockies in the top of the second inning Tuesday after being hit in the face by a Carlos Gonzalez line drive. Bradley had a 2-0 count on Gonzalez and left a curveball out on the middle of the plate...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Kirk Gibson reveals he has Parkinson’s disease

Former Arizona Diamondbacks manager and MLB legend Kirk Gibson revealed on Tuesday that he has been diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease. Gibson, who managed the Diamondbacks from 2010-2014 and returned to the broadcast booth with Fox Sports Detroit this season, has not called a game since Opening Day. We now know why. “I have faced many...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Diamondbacks Lose Series Opener to the Rockies, Fourth Loss in a row

Arizona Diamondbacks’ Mark Trumbo falls as he grounded out to end a baseball game against the Colorado Rockies, Monday, April 27, 2015, in Phoenix. The Rockies won 5-4. (AP Photo/Matt York) Despite a late comeback attempt, the Arizona Diamondbacks fell to the Colorado Rockies in a three-game series opener at Chase Field, Monday night. The last time the Arizona Diamondbacks and...
Via The Sports Journal
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Kirk Gibson diagnosed with Parkinson's Disease

Some sad news is coming out of Detroit on Tuesday. Former MLB player and multiple-time World Series hero Kirk Gibson has been diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease (via Detroit Free Press). In a statement announcing his diagnosis, Gibson had this to say: I have faced many different obstacles in my life, and have always maintained a strong belief that no matter the circumstances...
Via Sportsnaut
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Frank Caliendo hysterically presents D-backs starting lineup (Video)

Comedian Frank Caliendo presents Wednesday's Arizona Diamondbacks starting lineup, under the guise of his hysterical celebrity impressions, featuring Jon Gruden, Chris Berman, Charles Barkley and John Madden.Several celebrities stopped by to announce tonight's #Dbacks starting lineup.— Arizona Diamondbacks (@Dbacks) April 23, 2015H/T Next Impulse. This...
Via Holdout Sports
13 days ago  |  Discuss

The PR Debacle That Is Arizona

“I went with it. It’s not like they forced me.” – Mike Rodriguez, Dodgers fan, on incident at Chase Field   You’ve heard about it, by now: at a recent Diamondbacks-Dodgers game at the D-Backs’ Chase Field, a fan who was sitting behind home plate was ‘asked’ to remove or cover his Dodgers jersey. You’ve been told (numerous times) that the D-Backs security personnel...
Via Brush Back Pitch
16 days ago  |  Discuss

The Puzzling Yasmany Tomas Promotion

The Arizona Diamondbacks generated a fair amount of excitement yesterday when they promoted Yasmany Tomas. After the experiment to play Tomas at third base had failed, or at least been tabled for awhile, during Spring Training, Tomas was sent to Triple-A Reno where he had been playing right field. With A.J. Pollock in center field, […]
Via Fangraphs
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Job Posting: Arizona Diamondbacks TrackMan Operator

Position: Arizona Diamondbacks TrackMan Operator Location: Geneva, Ill. Description: Operator will be responsible for running TrackMan system at the Single-A Kane County Cougars affiliate during each home game. This position is available from April until mid-September. Responsibilities: Responsible for setting up rosters and tagging the information. Track/chart information for the...
Via Fangraphs
21 days ago  |  Discuss

D-Backs made Dodgers fans change their clothes?

Did the Arizona Diamondbacks once again coerce some Los Angeles Dodgers fans who were on camera to change their clothes? Two years ago, the D-Backs admitted to asking a handful of fans who were sitting behind home plate to either cover up their Dodgers gear or be moved to a luxury suite. A D-Backs spokesman...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Cody Ross was never a fit with the Diamondbacks

The much-maligned tenure of Cody Ross with the Arizona Diamondbacks came to an abrupt end this past weekend when the Diamondbacks released Ross, eating the final $9.5 million remaining on his three-year, $25 million contract. Ross hooked on with the Athletics this week, but looking back, his tenure in Arizona was doomed to fail from the beginning. When former Diamondbacks GM Kevin...
Via The Outside Corner
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Arizona Diamondbacks unveil 'The Churro Dog'

The Arizona Diamondbacks on Wednesday unveiled what arguably is the leader in the clubhouse when it comes to the best new culinary treat set to be unleashed on baseball fans in ballparks all across the land. Behold, the most tempting — and probably tastiest concession item introduced ahead of the 2015 MLB season: The Churro...Read More The post Diamondbacks unveil dynamite new...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
March 04, 2015  |  Discuss

D-Backs' billion-dollar deal and the bubble that refuses to pop

Despite television deals with ESPN, FOX, and TBS that will net Major League Baseball an average of $1.5 billion per year over the next years, franchises derive most of their revenue locally. Ticket sales, advertising, naming rights, local radio broadcasting rights, and local television rights constitute the majority of each team’s revenue. In recent years, […]
Via Fangraphs
February 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Diamondbacks get a $1 billion TV deal

The recent trend of baseball teams getting absurd local TV contracts isn’t ending any time soon. The Arizona Diamondbacks are cashing in (as we wrote about in October), and reports indicate they’ll be getting over $1 billion over the life of the new contract, expected to run between 15 and 20 years. Think about that for a second – $1 billion for the Arizona Diamondbacks...
Via Awful Announcing
February 19, 2015  |  Discuss

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