Tweet(s) of the Week
There have been a number of suggestions made to improve baseball: cutting down on strikeouts, speeding up the pace of play, etc. These may have been approaching it from the wrong end...
watching the @Bourdain No Reservations episode in Cuba about the legal card-carrying fans who were sanctioned to argue about baseball in a public square and I think @AzSportsGirl63 needs to start this tradition in Phoenix @dbacks— katt (@nomadikatt) June 10, 2018
Okay... Please go on...
I am for IBB rule change. Every runner gets a base .. just like a balk!!— Bruhette (.554) (@AzSportsGirl63) June 10, 2018
YES!!! And fuck free tacos.— Bruhette (.554) (@AzSportsGirl63) June 10, 2018
I want my tequila shots for five runs!!
#Sold @nomadikatt and @AzSportsGirl63 for Commissioner 2020!
*Angel Hernandez comes in with a cooler* Wha'd I miss? https://t.co/GZlfIrkv17— Diamondbacks Uniform (@DbacksUnis) June 10, 2018
The Games in Diamondbacks Tweets
Diamondbacks 9, Rockies 4
Best five minutes of the season in a while. :) Staggering to remember that, no so very long ago, there was a three-week span where the above - giving you barely enough time for a bathroom break - would have been better than average production for an entire GAME...
Diamondbacks 12, Rockies 7
Because Diamondback fans suck overall and those who do care, don't know the game of baseball. Hence: Most bars don't care.— azstsndvl (@azstsndvl) June 10, 2018
Hmm. I’m sure others here will have some alternative opinions in regard to the above. “Discuss,” as they say...
The announcing for the @Dbacks & Rockies game on @FoxTV is just the worst we've ever heard. The guys in the booth sound like they've never seen either team & the interviews with CO fans while the Dbacks are at bat is just terrible. Keep local announcers instead of this.— Jim Heath (@JimHeathTV) June 10, 2018
It was... pretty bad. On the plus side, the interview with the little leaguers in attendance, still offered better insight that Eric Byrnes on Facebook.
Diamondbacks 8, Rockies 3
Paul Goldschmidt is back edition...
Paul Goldschmidt has 15 hits in his last 5 games. He had 14 hits in the entire month of May. #Dbacks— Jesse Friedman (@JesseNFriedman) June 10, 2018
Paul Goldshmidt acting like his batting average is his GPA with one week left in the semester @Dbacks— Brian Abbey (@BAbbey_26) June 10, 2018
I've watched nothing but @Dbacks games but I'm pretty confident Goldy is going to be the NL player of the week— Kyle (@marblekyle) June 10, 2018
Diamondbacks 9, Pirates 5
(Slow monotone voice)— ISH95 (@imstillhungry95) June 12, 2018
Oh no I feel terrible that a member of the pirates just got hit by a pitch.
And we open a new category: Dorito Muncher of the Week, awarded to an armchair manager of note, who clearly knows better than the professionals. Our first winner of this award is...
@Dbacks Why would any coach give 2 key guys the same day off?? Oh it's Louvello the idiot!! Why?? Send a message let's lose!! Your terrible.— joe cavallo (@joecavallo1) June 12, 2018
Diamondbacks 13, Pirates 8
The DBacks could barely score a run in May. I feel like I’m watching a dog who learned how to do calculus.— Scott Howard (@ScottHoward42) June 13, 2018
Even the bullpen had to make their own entertainment in this one, as it dragged on... And on...
Diamondbacks 4, Pirates 5
On the bright side for the Pirates, at least one of their players hit the ball over the fence— Joshua Inman (@RoofNPanelsOpen) June 13, 2018
In case you had forgotten - and in light of the rest of the game, I wouldn’t blame you - this was in regard to Peralta’s “assisted” home-run.
I’m curious now. What’s the expected number of visibly pregnant woman to see at a baseball game? There were 3,945,875 births in America last year, with an average term of 40 weeks. But let’s assume 26 weeks when it’s noticeable for easy math. So at any time, there will typically be 1.97 million visibly pregnant woman, out of a population of 325 million, or 0.61%. If we presume a distribution at Chase Field that mirrors the overall population (which is a bit dubious - I’d expect it to be more male-skewed), and given the crowd was 32,803, that would equate to two hundred visibly pregnant women. Seems more than I’d expect... #SlowThursdayAtWork