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In case you don't read Japanese, that says "Diamondbacks In Japan".

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Mostly Real Quotes

"That was a quick return flight eh Chase?" - REDHEAT

"So much for 'working out stuff' in reno" - LaFuriaRoja

"They come up here, plant their flag, scare my cats, then leave.  They either need to stick around and help me grow my tomatoes or find some other mountain to climb."  - Wise man atop Mt. Fivehundy

"Bringing in J.J. Abrams for a rewrite clearly improved Act 3 (to) no end." - Jim McLennan

Yesterday's Game

Diamondbacks come from 4 runs down for 5-4 win over Reds - A.J. Pollock drove in two runs with a bases-loaded single in the eighth inning as the Arizona Diamondbacks came back from a 4-0 deficit to beat the Cincinnati Reds 5-4 in the opener of a four-game series Thursday night.

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Pit Recap

Today's DBacks News

Diamondbacks goodwill tour of Japan: Detailing an 'unforgettable week' - For the second time in four seasons the Arizona Diamondbacks sent a contingent off on a goodwill tour of Japan, a country where baseball is a passion and a steady stream of professional players continue to make their way to the U.S. major leagues.

Diamondbacks activate C Gerald Laird, designate him for assignment - The Arizona Diamondbacks activated catcher Gerald Laird from the 60-day disabled list and designated him for assignment on Thursday.

Arizona Diamondbacks place Jeremy Hellickson on 15-day DL, recall Chase Anderson - The Arizona Diamondbacks made a second tweak to their pitching lineup in as many days on Thursday.

Ducks on the Pond - Back in November, Diamondbacks Chief Baseball Officer Tony La Russa was quoted saying that he would "be absolutely brokenhearted if we don't have a winning record next year," a comment that drew its share of snickers from the Internet. The idea behind La Russa's quote was that the organization didn't plan on a full-bore rebuild and that he wanted to prove to its fan base that they could be competitive in the immediate future. However, the outlook was bleak for a team coming off a 98-loss season in 2014, one that PECOTA projected for 73 wins. Only the Phillies were pegged to finish with a worse record in the National League.

WAIT, WHO IS LEADING THE NATIONAL LEAGUE IN SCORING? - The D-backs! With the third-lowest payroll in the entire National League!

Arizona Diamondbacks minor-league report - After a streak of 11 hitless games, 2B Jordan Pacheco (Editors note: he's still a thing) has fared better recently, hitting .290 with two home runs in his past 11.

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