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SnakeBytes 5/22: Party Edition!

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 Hey, it's the weekend!  That means grabbing a twelver of your favorite brew, beer or soda, kickin back and enjoyin the Good Life.  For the Diamondbacks that means a win to open the series against the Final Canadian Team, and hopefully two more!  

After the jump we got recaps, we got Diamondbacks news, we got baseball cards, hell we even got a totally smurfin' video to get you rockin this weekend!  Yeah!

Diamondbacks Recaps:

Arizona Diamondbacks hold off Toronto Blue Jays
Arizona Diamondbacks hold off Toronto Blue Jays, Dan Haren's dual effort led the Diamondbacks to an 8-6 victory Friday in season's first interleague game. {snl} Photos from the game | Box score

Six-pack not enough | Baseball | Sports | Toronto Sun
Brandon Morrow is a work in progress. Some nights, the progress is hard to discern.

Edwin Encarnacion Hits 3 Home Runs, but Jays Lose. - Bluebird Banter
Your best source for quality Toronto Blue Jays news, rumors, analysis, stats and scores from the fan perspective.

Diamondbacks News:

 Arizona Diamondbacks' Conor Jackson heating up offensively
Arizona Diamondbacks' Conor Jackson heating up offensively, Notes: Conor Jackson said it felt good in recent days to contribute to wins, plus more.

Arizona Diamondbacks' pitching breakdowns weighing on Mel Stottlemyre Jr.
Arizona Diamondbacks' pitching breakdowns weighing on Mel Stottlemyre Jr., Failures by Diamondbacks pitchers have left their mark on pitching coach Mel Stottlemyre Jr.

Arizona Diamondbacks farm report: RHP Matt Tora impressing in Triple-A Reno
Arizona Diamondbacks farm report: RHP Matt Tora impressing in Triple-A Reno, RHP Matt Torra has been a consistent starting pitcher and strike-thrower for the Aces.

D-backs brass confident despite struggles | News
Derrick Hall is aware of how much his team has struggled this year, but the D-backs' president and CEO said he remains confident that it will turn around.

Around the League:

Dorothy Kamenshek, ‘League of Their Own’ Figure, Dies at 84 - Biography -
Ms. Kamenshek, a star player in the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League, helped form the basis for the lead character in "A League of Their Own."

Time Jays got theirs | Baseball | Sports | Toronto Sun
One of the first rules that must be obeyed by wannabe contenders in baseball is to win the games you are supposed to win. Note to the Toronto Blue Jays: This means you. (Maybe your team doesn't win against the "weak" NL is cos your team ain't the Yankees. hth)

On Baseball - Tampa Bay’s Winning Ways Marked by Versatility -
Shortstop Jason Bartlett has been a terror with runners in scoring position on a team that is batting .304 under such circumstances, compared to .180 for Tampa’s opponents.

What a Week for Baseball Walkoffs - Dan Levy - The Sporting Blog - Sporting News
Oh SNAP, it's a mothersmurfin' walk-off!

Manuel not crazy about interleague play | Philadelphia Inquirer | 05/22/2010
Charlie Manuel isn't the biggest fan of interleague play - and not just because the Phillies have struggled mightily against the American League.

Topps to allow fans to draw their own trading cards - ESPN
Topps is allowing fans to join in the fun and be part of future sets.

MLB rolls out the red carpet for the 2010 All-Star Game in Anaheim - Daily Pitch: MLB News, Standings, Schedules & More -

In honor of the weekend: