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Snakebytes 6/19: Little Engine That Could Version

I think they can. I think they can. I think they can. I think they can. Dang mount .500.

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Quotes N Stuff

There's a fake one in here I'm sure....

"I'm going to Disneyland!"  - Alex Rodriguez after being asked what he'll do when he gets his 3000th hit.

"I don't know about that. Are we?" - Chip Hale on whether or not the team is as good as the 1906 Chicago Cubs

"Sometimes we're up and sometimes we're down... We're not thinking too much about it because we know how good we are." - David Peralta on why the Diamondbacks should be a flying trapeze act

"It's going to happen some days and some days it's not." - AJ Pollock on lunar eclipses

"I still felt strong, but some of the balls were going down and not going where I wanted them to go." - Allen Webster on why he needs to buy a better jock strap


Can We Get a Do-Over?

Arizona Diamondbacks held to one run in loss to Angels - Manager Chip Hale had to think for a moment. Asked if the Diamondbacks' offense merely is going through one the myriad cycles seen throughout a long baseball season, Hale wasn't ready to concede that his lineup had hit a rough patch.

Pit Recap


The Next Train Station

SAN DIEGO AT ARIZONA - Despite his status as baseball's only regular starter without a loss, this season has been anything but typical for James Shields.

Pit Preview


The Rest Of The Story

Diamondbacks offering to stick their fingers up your butt for free (No, seriously) - That's why Sunday, June 21, when the Diamondbacks host the San Diego Padres, there will be mobile units from the Prostate Onsite Project at Chase Field offering free prostate screenings. The D-backs and Hall will honor prostate cancer survivors, give out 10,000 T-shirts to dads and encourage fathers to run the bases with their kids after the game.

Arizona's Chase Anderson living MLB dream by walking in his father’s shoes - They had shared the journey for so long, so often just the two of them and tethered so tight they'd perhaps left a single set of footprints. Size 12D, by the ostrich-skin boots.

Danny Dorn is just happy to be here - Danny Dorn spent a long time in the minors, and is trying to find his place in the majors. Dorn discusses his versatility as a player.

Vandy's Swanson having no problems handling CWS spotlight - The media attention at the College World Series is enough to put immense pressure on any athlete, but the spotlight burns a little brighter when you play for the defending national champion and are the first pick in the Major League Baseball Draft.

Diamondbacks SP Archie Bradley throws in spring game - Diamondbacks pitcher Archie Bradley, who is recovering from shoulder tendinitis, threw during an extended spring training game Thursday and reported no pain, per


Other Stuff I Found Interesting (and you should too)

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