Tweet of the Week
Bad baseball announcing is:— Mojave Phone Booth (@MojaveFoneBooth) April 26, 2018
Eric Byrnes waxing poetic about watching the sun setting over the desert when Chase Field's panels are open (Chase Field's panels face North)
More of the Wit and Wisdom of Eric Byrnes later. But rather than further candidates for Tweet of the Week, here’s a particular topic.
Is there a concessions problem at Chase Field?
Grumbling about long waits for food/drink at Chase has always been a thing. But over the weekend, I couldn’t help noticing a torrent of complaints on my feed in Twitter. Here are a few, all from Saturday’s game, where the situation may have been exacerbated by the large crowd for Archie’s bobblehead.
Its end of the 1st inning and I'm still inline waiting for a drink! @dbacks can you tell Levy's to speed things up at their concession stands! This is ridiculous! #Dbacks #GoDbacks #ourseason #Dbacknation #losdbacks— Stephen Candelaria (@gr8dbackfan) April 22, 2018
@dbacks You seriously need to do something about these guys running the Sweet Treats in 317. Been in line >15 minutes with no more than three people ahead of me. Gross incompetence— WWE Intercontinental Champion Will Pauer (@willpauer) April 22, 2018
@Dbacks I’ve been standing in line at the doubleheader’s in front of 122 since the game started. And there started with only 6 people in front of me. These are the slowest workers I have ever seen. #tryingtowatchthegame #pepinyourstep #nourgency— Tim Goebel (@Tim_Goebel22) April 22, 2018
And things appeared to get considerably worse on Sunday... I haven’t actually managed to get to a game so far this year, so can’t say if there is an actual issue here. To those that have been to Chase, does the above seem representative of your experiences?
The Games in Diamondbacks Tweets
Diamondbacks 3, Giants 1
I wonder if Zack Greinke could gain a small competitive advantage if instead of grunting on every pitch he randomly yelled the batter's first name— Zach Buchanan (@ZHBuchanan) April 20, 2018
@ArchieBradley7 is ADORABLE in the old Dbacks uniform. He looks like he plays vintage baseball, and I want to make him chicken and dumplings and give him water in a copper mug.— Bizzie Ramone (@cinderbella) April 20, 2018
Diamondbacks 1, Padres 4
Alex Avila looks like he’s about 1 strikeout away from crying— Goldschmidt Happens (@GoldyHappens) April 21, 2018
Diamondbacks 6, Padres 2
Shoutout to whoever said that the game was over once the Dads scored 2 in the 1st.— Cumulus ️ (@CumulusChoir) April 22, 2018
Surely nobody would be so silly as to say anything lik...
Game already over.— Bruno Farran (@brunofarran) April 22, 2018
Diamondbacks 4, Padres 2
There are times when Twitter seriously needs a sarcasm font...
Diamondbacks 8, Phillies 4
"Are you sure this is how it goes? This doesn't look right." pic.twitter.com/xTQCggNkw3— FOX Sports Arizona (@FOXSPORTSAZ) April 25, 2018
Oh, is that not a thing here? pic.twitter.com/rJ27aIPQiL— Arizona Diamondbacks (@Dbacks) April 25, 2018
Diamondbacks 3, Phillies 5
The above is genuinely heart-warming, especially since Walker is not exactly a household name in most parts. Nice to see him getting a bit of well-deserved attention.
Leave it to Paul Goldschmidt to slide into first base when it actually makes sense to do so.— Zach Buchanan (@ZHBuchanan) April 26, 2018
Diamondbacks 8, Phillies 2
This afternoon’s game was broadcast exclusively on Facebook, with color commentary by former D-back Eric Byrnes. The Twitterverse was... not kind to Eric, and deservedly so.
"LAUNCH ANGLE IS REAL AND HERE'S FIVE MINUTES OF ME SAYING WHY I DISAGREE WITH MYSELF!" Eric Byrnes— Mike Smith (@miketvee13) April 26, 2018
let me put it this way: the good outcome for Eric Byrnes is that he's trashed, because the bad outcome is that this is him stone-cold sober— Nathan Bernhardt (@jonbernhardt) April 26, 2018
“A woman announcer for the Rockies? GET SOMEONE IN THERE WHO’S PLAYED THE GAME.”— Justin Klugh (@justin_klugh) April 26, 2018
ERIC BYRNES: [hoots until a caretaker injects him with anesthesia]
Eric Byrnes is talking about playing baseball in a sleeveless shirt with band aids on his nipples. This game can't end soon enough.— Ben Harris (@byBenHarris) April 26, 2018
On the other hand, Eric Byrnes commentary seems... strangely appropriate for a baseball game streamed on Facebook!