Even today’s baseball news has decided to take a pause.
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.
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.
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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.
After a mostly successful 12-year career, second baseman Neil Walker is hanging up the cleats.
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.