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Snakebytes 2/29: Merry Extra Day!

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Do we exchange presents or something?

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Mostly Real Quotes

"We are excited to create a unique dog-friendly area of our ballpark and can think of no better way than to partner with Phoenix-based PetSmart." - Derrick Hall

"Aww shucks." - Paul Goldschmidt

"I got a lot...he makes detailed lists to go to the grocery store and cannot deviate from it." - AJ Pollock

"He thinks about the game constantly, and makes every attempt to stay on top of his opponent." - Bryan Price (apparently underneath Chip Hale)


Diamondbacks News

PetSmart® and Arizona Diamondbacks Team up to Create First-Ever Season-Long Dog-Friendly Ballpark in the U.S. - PetSmart, Inc. and the Arizona Diamondbacks are teaming up to create the first-ever season-long dog-friendly ballpark with a dedicated new PetSmart Patio, PetSmart Park and the Dog Days of Summer program, where dog-loving fans can bring their dogs to all 13 Sunday D-backs home games in the 2016 season.

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Arizona Diamondbacks Battle at Shortstop - This was a big week at Arizona Diamondbacks Spring Training as position players joined pitchers and catchers at camp. With some new faces making their first appearance at the Salt River Fields at Talking Stick, the D-Backs also worked out as a team for the first time this week.

Leaping deal for Diamondbacks Opening Day tickets - The Arizona Diamondbacks are getting into the spirit of Monday's Leap Day with a special deal for fans to take advantage of for Opening Day.

Diamondbacks Reddit AMA features players teasing Paul Goldschmidt - The Arizona Diamondbacks ran an "Ask Me Anything" on Reddit last week, giving fans a chance to ask former and current players, front office members and more their questions.

Diamondbacks’ Media Participate in Batting Practice - Before spring training really begins, the Arizona Diamondbacks held a special batting practice open only for invited media to participate.

Statistical analysts project disappointing season for overhauled D-backs - Sabermetrics FTWL!

Hale's fingerprints are all over baseball - At this point, it is not difficult to see how the energy and vigor of Diamondbacks' manager Chip Hale is transported across the baseball landscape.

Evan Marshall returns from near-death injury - Six months ago, Diamondbacks pitcher Evan Marshall looked death straight in the eye.

Other Baseball News (That I felt was relevant)

Someone on the East Coast thinks the Dodgers will win again.  - This is my surprised face.