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Snake Bytes: 12/14 - Cancel Culture

When someone is thrust out of social or professional circles - either online on social media, in the real world, or both.

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Diamondbacks news

[MLB] Mets hire Porter as new general manager

“Mets got it right,” former D-backs pitcher Dan Haren tweeted. “He’s the man.”

[Yahoo Sports / AP] Minor League teams accepting new reality after MLB cuts

Jackson Generals boss Marcus Sabata had a surprising reaction when he learned his Double-A Southern League franchise had been officially booted from the affiliated minor leagues: He felt relieved.

“We are expecting professional baseball back in Jackson in 2021,” Sabata said. “What makes a night special at the ballpark isn’t the affiliation. It was professional baseball and the experience, so that’s what we’re looking forward to providing the city of Jackson.”

[Twitter] Dodgers pick Hops’ Ryan January in Rule 5 draft from Arizona Diamondbacks

Around the MLB

[NY Times] Cleveland’s Baseball Team Will Drop Its Indians Team Name

[CBS Sports] Cleveland Indians to change their team name; here are some of the best options

Spiders, Naps, Fellers, Rockers, Crows, Blue Sox, Cuyahogas, Great Lakers, Unions, Blues, Cinders, Castles, Hazards, Burning River, Buckeyes, Dobys.

I suggest go European style and just call it Cleveland BC and as a bonus you’ll never have controversy.

[NBC Sports BayArea] Trevor Bauer lists Giants as top five free-agent fan base in offseason

Overall, Giants fans came in as the fourth-best fan base for their offseason pitches to Bauer. The ace called the Giants a “sleeper” and has been blown away by their fans’ creativity. The Giants were listed ahead of the New York Yankees and below the San Diego Padres, New York Mets and Los Angeles Angels.

As The World Turns

[WBSC] WBSC approves E-Sports as new discipline and virtual version of Baseball/Softball

If they are going to play that game in the pic: it is not too late for the WBSC to cancel the initiative.

Your random Diamondback

[Santa Cruz Sentinel] New Arizona farmhand Tyler Gilbert happy for ‘better opportunity’

“I’m happy with it,” Gilbert said Friday before heading out to play a round at Pajaro Valley Golf Club. “They called and told me they’re excited to have me, so I’m happy. It’s a better opportunity.”

Gilbert said the Diamondbacks paid the Dodgers $24,000 for him and has already been added to the Triple-A Reno Aces’ 2021 roster. He’ll likely receive an invitation to big league camp during Spring Training.

“The Dodgers have so many arms,” Gilbert said. “That door closed and another door opened. I don’t care who I pitch for, I just want an opportunity. Arizona is in a rebuilding phase, so it couldn’t be a more perfect situation.”

A more perfect situation would be not pitching in Reno.