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Snake Bytes: 3/17 - Will Arizona Have the Luck of the Irish Today?

Would sure be nice if more developments would break Arizona’s way.

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Diamondbacks News

Oakland 3, Arizona 12

Arizona won big, despite the return of Madison Bumgarner’s velocity drop and Ketel Marte turning an ankle.

Marte Day-to-Day After Rolling Ankle

Ketel Marte showed more pop with his bat on Tuesday when he hit a first-inning solo shot. Later, in the third inning, he rolled his ankle rounding third base. As a precaution, Marte was lifted from the game. The stand-in center fielder is now listed as day-to-day as the team plays things careful.

Bumgarner Not Concerned with 2020

By essentially any measure, 2020 was Madison Bumgarner’s worst season in the Majors. The veteran lefty is remaining even-keel about the season though, focused instead on returning to winning form in 2021.

J.B. Bukauskas Cut Despite Perfect Spring (The Athletic)

This is what service time manipulation looks like for a mid-market team in 2021.

Other Baseball News

Women in MLB Talk Progress, Challenges

Women are starting to make inroads into the highest levels of baseball. Most notably, Kim Ng is the first woman to head a Major League team as General Manager. The game has come a long way, but it still has far to go.

LeBron James Becomes Part Owner of Red Sox

The biggest player name in the NBA has joined on to Fenway Sports Group as a partner, giving him an ownership interest in the Boston Red Sox.

Woman Struck by Foul Ball Allowed to Proceed with Lawsuit Against MLB

An Illinois appellate court has ruled that Laiah Zuniga can proceed with her lawsuit against MLB, rather than sticking to arbitration. It noted the arbitration provision was hidden in fine print and couldn’t be appreciated by the plaintiff.