Tag Archives: Diamondbacks

2008 preview: NL West

ARIZONA DIAMONDBACKS In general There is only one certainty in the NL West this year: The Giants will not win the division. And they probably will finish last. After that, this group is a tossup. Arizona, Colorado, Los Angeles and San Diego can each win this thing, and each could finish anywhere from second to

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Time to choose a bandwagon

OK, it’s been two weeks since the season ended, since the Mets’ collapse was complete. Time heals all wounds, and while they may not yet be healed, they are at least sufficiently scabbed over so as not to cause wincing upon being touched. Throughout those 17 days of September, we kept reminding ourselves that the

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Hawk and Jackson are just gone

In watching baseball at work, I have the privilege — or the chore — of listening to all of the various broadcasting teams around the country. The Dodgers’ Vin Scully remains the cream of the crop and the last of the legends. There will never be another like him. Ever. Scully continues to fly solo,

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Baseball in The District

Washington will be a great big-league city, and it won’t be long. It’s just not quite there yet. At roughly 7:06 p.m. on April 14, 2005, the first pitch in the first official Major League Baseball game in 34 years was thrown by Livan Hernandez of the new Washington Nationals. Leadoff hitter Craig Counsell of

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Baseball’s cranky old man

We have a neighbor we call the Cranky Old Man. He’s a thin, little man who shuffles around his driveway and front yard and is always giving advice to children playing too close to the street, or to Casey and me about parking our cars in our shared driveway or mixing recyclables with the regular

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