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Snake Bytes 4/15: On The Road Again

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*crying* I just can’t wait to get on the road again....

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Diamondbacks News:

*TODAY: Dbacks @ Nationals - Merrill Kelly v Patrick Corbin - 4:05 p.m. our time.

It’s been a week since we have really heard anything about Ketel Marte

When Gallen went down I feel we got a bit more info or insight to the severity of his injury, or lack there of. Ahmed’s injury was a bit more secretive at 1st, a sore knee followed by missing almost a week of spring training. Finally Ahmed returned to the line-up just to be scratched for TWO MORE GAMES for personal reasons. Reasons that were not revealed. Personal reasons. Now star player Ketel Marte is on the IL after running hard to 1b after a hot start offensively - until his injury he was the hottest bat on the team. Although we do know Marte is having hammy soreness and that he has had an MRI (something I do not think Ahmed had for his knee) but what that MRI shows nobody knows. Especially Dbacks manager Torey Lovullo who claims to not know what grade strain Marte is battling. Which is total bullshtt. Torey knows, but is not saying. Why does the team not want us to know? Was picking up OF Josh Reddick a sign that Marte would be down for months rather than weeks? Who knows - the Diamondbacks ain’t sayin’.

Poll

Speculate on Ketel Marte

This poll is closed

  • 65%
    His injury is more severe than we initially thought so the team is keeping it on the down low
    (34 votes)
  • 26%
    He accidently ingested some radioactive material and is slowing becoming all powerful but is being held in some secret government base for now
    (14 votes)
  • 5%
    He will be back after the 10 days even though he has not resumed baseball activities.......
    (3 votes)
  • 1%
    Other - answer in comments
    (1 vote)
52 votes total Vote Now

Dbacks panel discusses Jackie Robinson

Leroi Roscoe Chappelle, who is the stepfather of former Arizona general manager Dave Stewart. The soon-to-be 102-year-old Chappelle is a native of Phoenix and he competed against Robinson in college track meets.

Dr. Raymond Doswell, the vice president of curatorial services for the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum in Kansas City.

Dr. Michael Long, the author and editor of the book “42 Today: Jackie Robinson & His Legacy.”


Baseball News:

5 players on Astros on IL due to MLB’s health and safety protocols

A major change in the minors: Baseball moving the mound back

“I love baseball,” Jed Hoyer, the Cubs’ president of baseball operations, said on Wednesday. “But the rules aren’t written on stone tablets.”

Pete Rose to sell picks for baseball, other sports through website

From the Article: Pete Rose’s baseball predictions are for sale for $89 a month.

Rose announced Wednesday that he was joining UpickTrade, a pick-selling website based in Mexico that recently made headlines in the U.S. with a short-lived partnership with the Vegas Golden Knights of the NHL. Rose will be making daily predictions about baseball and other sports.


Snek Byte:

San Diego Zoo worker bitten by snake with no anti-venom

From the article: “Although the San Diego Zoo cares for a number of venomous reptiles, incidents like this are very rare, and the snake was contained at all times with no risk of an escape,” the zoo added in a statement.

National Geographic states about the viper native to parts of western and central Africa: “Their venom typically kills within days.”