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Snake Bytes: 4/21 - Suspended Animation

Tuesday night’s game awaits a thawing in Cincinnati.

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Even today’s baseball news has decided to take a pause.

Diamondbacks News

Arizona 5, Cincinnati 4 (suspended)

Zac Gallen was pretty good, if a bit off with his command. Yoan López was not. The umpires made a terrible miscalculation with electing to start the eighth inning, right before hail and snow decided to coat the field. Now, when play resumes this afternoon (weather permitting), the Diamondbacks will have the bases loaded and Eduardo Escobar will be at the plate.

Bickley: Time for Colangelo Statue in Phoenix

While Phoeniz sports has the Ring of Honor, it has never been big on statues. Dan Bickley makes the case that it is time to erect one for the Godfather of Arizona Sports.

Other Baseball News

MLB, Players’ Union Meet for 1st CBA Talks

Sources report that the two sides held their first official meeting on Tuesday. The sides have about six months to hammer out a new deal before the current CBA expires.

Neil Walker Retires

After a mostly successful 12-year career, second baseman Neil Walker is hanging up the cleats.

Rosenthal on Ohtani and the Walking MASH Unit That is the Washington Rotation (The Athletic)

Shohei Ohtani’s pitching and hitting are so powerful that many forget he also possesses elite speed on the bases. Meanwhile, in Washington, the Nationals are now staring at potentially two of the worst contracts of the last 15 years if Stephen Strasburg and Patrick Corbin cannot get healthy, stay healthy, and find their groove again.