Slacked a bit and took last week off, since there was an All-Star Game instead of any regularly-scheduled D-backs baseball. Though if I’d planned things better, I should probably have taken this week off, since I find myself doing Tweets of the Week on my 15th wedding anniversary. [“I’ll be right there, darling...”] Oh, well...
Tweet of the Week
Sadly, this one flew right over the heads of the AZDOT social media person, whose response didn’t quite grasp the nature of the question...
Sorry, I don't understand the question. Can you provide a little more information?— Arizona DOT (@ArizonaDOT) July 15, 2017
how many Andrew Chafin mustaches would you need to create Archie Bradley's beard pic.twitter.com/taHMynmTOF— Cespedes Family BBQ (@CespedesBBQ) July 7, 2017
thank you but I'm old now. Nearing death. It's time for you and the rest of the children to leave me alone— Brandon McCarthy (@BMcCarthy32) July 7, 2017
Found out that I'm the first player in baseball history to strikeout 5 times in one game and then go 5 for 5 the next day. #bittersweetstat— Grant Heyman (@grantheyman23) July 10, 2017
You’ll be a question on Sports Jeopardy one of these days, Grant...
The Games in Diamondbacks Tweets
Diamondbacks 4, Dodgers 5
A team that somehow shocked everyone by being good is now expected to be flawless— Coximus1 (@Coximus2) July 7, 2017
Incredible how we got from one to the other before ASB
Diamondbacks 6, Reds 3
The Jumbotron had D-backs as various Game of Thrones characters, including Jake Lamb as Jamie Lannister, since they share initials. But that’s not all...
And fields like he has only 1 hand— T.J. (@tjatua) July 8, 2017
Diamondbacks 0, Reds 7
If they were true Christians then they wouldn’t be bothering you during the dbacks game— paolohu (@paolohu) July 9, 2017
Tonight's game highlights consist of the alumni game and Mustard winning the hot dog race— Jeff Summers (@azjazzyj) July 9, 2017
Diamondbacks 1, Reds 2
The last game before the All-Star break was marked by some particularly obvious issues with the grass at Chase Field:
Reallly glad that whatever plane landed just past first base was able to come to a stop before taking out the right field fence. #dbacks— Danny Alvarado (@AlvaradoDanny) July 9, 2017
Can someone please explain to me why the outfield, which has always been more or less fine, suddenly looks like 5th division FA club's?— ZM (@ZM_sportsball) July 9, 2017
Diamondbacks 3, Braves 4
The exit from the bandwagon is at the back...
Welp it was fun while it lasted! Thanks for a great half a season boys. Can't wait till spring training— Nieko corral (@Phxsuns777) July 15, 2017
Was fun while it lasted... thanks for a fun first half.. when's football season??— Brian Chavez (@Nairb133) July 15, 2017
Diamondbacks 5, Braves 8
When I check the game on Twitter: Losing 178-1— Charlie Gebow (@CLEFOAINTACRIME) July 16, 2017
When I actually check the score: 1-1
Diamondbacks 1, Braves 7
Yes @bravesorganist is doing his thing. "Mary had a little lamb " for Jake, and "I'm a Little Teapot" for Ketel Marte.— Jody Jackson (@Jody_Jackson) July 16, 2017
Diamondbacks 11, Reds 2
Chris Herrmann sends a message to JD Martinez with that homer. "I WILL NEVER LEAVE THE LINEUP"— Scott Howard (@ScottHoward42) July 19, 2017
Diamondbacks 3, Reds 4
It is literally impossible for human ears to distinguish the sounds made by Zack Grienke pitching and by someone playing Street Fighter.— Zach Buchanan (@ZachENQ) July 20, 2017
Diamondbacks 12, Reds 2
Torey just giving up on this one too, huh @AZSnakepit? Could be his worst lineup of the year, and that's saying something...— Jonathan Zaun (@JonathanZaun) July 20, 2017
O RLY? And finally, someone who went back and deleted the original Tweet just after the final out of the D-backs’ biggest win in almost a month. Don’t worry: the SnakePit never forgets...