D-Backs cut 31 employees from front office


"The Diamondbacks cut 31 employees from their front office Friday, moves that team President Derrick Hall said were a result of rising expenses and a sluggish economy. "This move was strictly about efficiency," Hall said. "We had to take a good, hard look at how efficiently we were operating, especially in a challenging economic climate."... Hall said the TV program D-backs Playin' Hardball "might be going away," although he said the team could find another way to produce it." In the current economy, no business is immune to this kind of trimming. Though the comments on the story at the Republic are largely the kind of brain-dead nonsense you'd expect, i.e. "Let the multi-million ball players pay their (employees) salaries!! I'm sure they're not affected. No more Diamondback tickets for my family.This is pathetic."