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Pit Your Wits Week 16: FREEDOM.

No, I've never read the Constitution. But I could name the starters for each Pro Bowl really fast.

Laurence Griffiths

Last week you were challenged to compare the 2014 Diamondbacks season to a specific historic event. The lack of effort shouldn't be too surprising, given the state of American education, but good job to those that came up with some good comps:


June 13, 1966 Miranda Vs. Arizona

Miranda v. Arizona: Landmark Supreme Court decision further defines due process clause of Fourteenth Amendment and establishes Miranda rights.

Below are the rights every Dbacks fan should be read upon arriving at the stadium:

"You have the right to remain disappointed. Anything KT says can and will be used against you by way of a horrible pitching staff and countless bad trades. You have the right to a game ticket. If you cannot afford a game ticket, one will be provided for you because God knows we can barely get butts in the seats in any other way. Do you understand the rights I have just read to you?"




November 5th and 6th, 1605

Much as an assassination attempt on the British Crown ended up in explosion and flames due to close proximity of gunpowder, much of the same can be said when proven closer Addison Reed enters the game fort the Diamondbacks




poorly constructed battle plans coming from painfully inadequate leadership, driven by the looming threat of being ousted from power. Mounting casualties on every front. Still fighting despite insurmountable odds. Sounds very familiar to me

nothing is foolproof to a sufficiently talented fool

On November 1st, 1952

The United States of America test the world’s first hydrogen bomb, creating one of the largest (and IMO, most awesome) fireballs ever recorded on film. Little did they know that it merely foreshadowed the roster reconstruction that the Arizona Diamondbacks (a MLB team that hadn’t even been thought of yet) would do before the trade deadline in 2014

Whatever you've got planned, forget it. I'm the Doctor. I'm from the planet Gallifrey, in the constellation of Kasterborous. I am the Oncoming Storm, the Bringer of Darkness. And you... are basically just a rabbit, aren't you? ~The Doctor
Dodgers HBP this season: 3

After 15 weeks our standings are as such:

Name Gold Silver Bronze Total Points
kishi 6 1 0 20
imstillhungry95 1 4 2 13
Diamondhacks 2 2 1 11
Clefo 1 4 0 11
Jim McLennan 2 1 0 8
blank_38 0 3 1 7
piratedan7 1 1 1 6
prwhitaker1 2 0 0 6
AzRattler 0 0 4 4
Xipooo 0 1 2 4
Moranall 0 1 1 3
SenSurround 0 1 1 3
DbacksSkins 1 0 0 3
Zavada's Mustache 1 0 0 3
benhat 0 1 1 3
John Baragona 0 1 1 3
AJV19 1 0 0 3
4 Corners Fan 0 1 0 2
Opoohwan 0 1 0 2
Fangdango 0 1 0 2
preston.salisbury 0 0 2 2
hotclaws 0 1 0 2
MyGirlsDad 0 1 0 2
Tolkienbard 0 0 2 2
PR151 0 0 1 1
nazdbacksnut 0 0 1 1

This week has the US celebrating Independence Day, and will be the 300th anniversary of when we kicked England's ass at Pearl Harbor and were crowned UNDISPUTED and UNIFIED World Champions of the UN. #USA #USA #USA

And if there's something that we Americans love more than large portion sizes and not adequately paying college football players for their labor, it's FREEDOM. We invented it, and we protect it.

But you can always use a little more of a good thing. It works for pancakes and chocolate fountains and Thursday night NFL games, and it can work for freedom. Your challenge this week:

Describe a freedom for Diamondbacks fans that needs protectin'.

We don't do none of that centrally planned reccin', here, but I do encourage you to engage in a little Jeffersonian democracy and choose your favorite entries. Yeeeeeeehaaaaaw!