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Snake Bytes, 8/14: Padres come to town

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After an off day where the Diamondbacks were definitely not the main sports story in Arizona, the Dbacks welcome the Padres to Chase Field for a three game set

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Chase Field sculpture made of large standing baseball bats with the Chase Field logo encircling them Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images

(USA Today) Mookie Betts ties MLB mark with 6th career 3-homer game

Mookie Betts hit three home runs Thursday night for the sixth time in his career, matching a major league record held by Sammy Sosa and Hall of Famer Johnny Mize.”

Remember when it was looking like the season might get cancelled and the Dodgers would have given up all those prospects for 16 Spring Training at bats? Good times...

(Awful Announcing) Refunds for MLB.tv will reportedly exceed $200 million this year

“When the 2020 MLB season was delayed back in March, many users who had already paid for their MLB.tv subscriptions demanded refunds and were frustrated by a lack of response (in many cases) from MLB. Eventually, refunds became easier to receive (especially when the season’s start was announced in July), and those who prepaid for the full season received refunds of $76.81.”

A little sparse on official details, but the article does give a little more of an idea the kind of money that could have been lost by a completely cancelled season.

(ESPN) Who could move at the weirdest MLB trade deadline in history?

It’s almost the deadline, so you know what that means! It’s time for completely unfounded suggestions that the Diamondbacks will/should trade Robbie Ray! Offseason article idea: What player will replace Robbie Ray as the Diamondback that the media perpetually suggests the Diamondbacks should trade? I’m going to say Archie Bradley

Well, not much else on a quiet off day for the Diamondbacks. I would like to extend my heartfelt congratulations and condolences to the Suns. They played their hearts out and did everything they needed to for a chance at the playoffs; the rest of the dice just didn’t fall their way. It really was impressive, and it makes you wonder if maybe, just maybe, they might be good again in the near future. This bandwagon fan is looking forward to buying a ticket on theirs soon.