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Diamondbacks in Australia

The Arizona Diamondbacks are the first major-league team to visit Australia. Here are reports, videos and pics of their trip to a land Down Under.

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The Week In Diamondback Tweets: Land of L'Oz

The Australian trip is over. We shall not see its like again. I miss those 2am starts to games. Or not. Not works too. Here is what the Twitterverse had to say about this weekend's games.

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Watching Major League Baseball in Sydney

A baseball fan traveled to Sydney to see Opening Day between the Dodgers and Diamondbacks. Here is his story. Note: this piece originally appeared on Athletics Nation.

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The opening series: a hysterical overreaction

Two games in? Seems about the right time to engage in ridiculous extrapolation, laughably small sample sizes and knee jerk hyperbole, as we look back to see what we learned from the series in Australia.

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Diamondbacks 5, Dodgers 7: Too little, too late

Trevor Cahill belly flopped in his 2014 debut, and the D-backs' offense struggled to push runs across against Hyun-Jin Ryu. A four-run ninth inning ultimately wasn't enough to split the opening series with Los Angeles.

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Preview: Your Arizona Zzzzz-backs

Trust you are all refreshed and recharged, ready for another exciting edition of Antipodean baseball. Let's hope the script is a little different from last night though. Maybe a hit with runners in scoring position? Just a thought...

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Let the Games Begin!

The 2014 MLB season is now officially underway, with the Los Angeles Dodgers taking the season opener in Australia 3-1 behind a strong performance by Cy Young winner Clayton Kershaw.

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D-backs 1, Dodgers 3: Offense down, Arizona under

Arizona's streak of victories to start the season ended at six, and though they became the first team to score off Clayton Kershaw on Opening Day., it wasn't enough, as one run was all the offense could manage in Sydney.

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Diamondbacks walk to Sydney Cricket Ground

After the team bus got a flat tire, the Diamondbacks decided they might as well walk the rest of the way to the park for tonight's game!

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Preview: And so, it begins...

Hello? Hello? Is this thing on? I'm not sure I even remember how to do these, it has been so long. Welcome to the 2014 major-league baseball season. Tonight starts the Diamondbacks' journey to the World Series. Whether that dream lasts till morning, we'll see.

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Series Preview #1: D-backs and Dodgers

Well, here we go. It’s finally time for baseball that counts. We’ve been waiting for this since... September 12th last year.

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SnakeBytes 3/21: March Madness

While the rest of the world is entranced by college basketball and their brackets, baseball is just a couple days away from getting started again. The D-backs faced the Australian team as they ramp up their preparation for the Dodgers on Saturday.

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Diamondbacks 0, Team Australia 5: Wallaby Damned

Glad I didn't stay up for this one.

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Exhibition Game vs. Team Australia

The final warm-up before battle against the Dodgers. They set the bar at three hits vs. Team Australia last night: can the D-backs do any better?

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SnakeBytes: 3/20: Warmup edition

The Dodgers were within six outs of an embarrassing blanking at the hands of Team Australia, before breaking through, but Adrian Gonzalez is apparently upset hoverboards were not part of the sightseeing package.

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Diamondbacks climbing Sydney Harbor Bridge

Some of the Diamondbacks climbed Sydney Harbor Bridge. Here's footage of the adventure, and some high-altitude comments from Cliff Pennington, Will Harris and J.J. Putz.

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Josh Collmenter down under

Always fun to hear from Collmenter. Here's an interview with Fox Sports Australia. Do you think they might mention the "Win a date with Josh" competition? I've a feeling they might....

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SnakeBytes 3/19: Jet-lag edition

Another day down under for the Dodgers and Diamondbacks, and there are already complaints from Los Angeles players and media. This is my shocked face.

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Diamondbacks in Australia, Day 1

The Diamondbacks arrived in Australia, and were whisked away to see Sydney Harbor Bridge before getting a tour the Sydney Cricket Ground where they'll play against the Dodgers, and having their first light workout on the park itself.

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SnakeBytes 3/18: G'day edition

The team have now arrived in Australia, and has already got in a spot of sightseeing, and their first practice at the Sydney Cricket Ground. We'll have some video in a bit, but here's a round-up of the news at home and abroad....

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