Is it going to be the Racing Gracies?


The Arizona Diamondbacks announced today that they will debut the D-backs Legends Race, presented by Henkel, at the end of the fifth inning when the team hosts the Los Angeles Dodgers for a 6:40 p.m. game at Chase Field on July 2. The new between-inning promotion will continue following the fifth inning of every home game for the remaining home games this season and beyond. The D-backs Legends Race will feature four soon-to-be-named mascots of the organization to run in a race to the finish line at the on-deck circle near the D-backs dugout. The four D-backs legends will be 10-foot tall men in uniform with large foam heads that will resemble players who have made a significant contribution to the organization on the field. The team will announce the four former players that will be a part of the D-backs Legends Race during the three-game series against the New York Yankees next week. "We are hoping that the D-backs Legends Race will become a must-see in-game feature," said D-backs President & CEO Derrick Hall. "We enjoy showcasing our history, and what better way than to highlight four of our most popular players of the past each and every game? We believe this will be the first time in sports that former players will be featured in a mascot race."