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Snakebytes 4/30: Starting the series off right

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Last night saw a strong bullpen performance and a come from behind win for the home team.

Diamondbacks News

(AZ Central) Escobar’s go-ahead triple helps Diamondbacks rally past Rockies

Arizona right-hander Luke Weaver lasted just four innings, giving up three runs on five hits and four walks. But the D-backs’ bullpen was excellent: Chris Devenski, Taylor Clarke, Caleb Smith (2-1), Kevin Ginkel and Stefan Crichton all pitched a scoreless inning.

(ABC15) Some sidewalk vendors told to move farther from outside Chase Field

Due to an agreement made between the county and the Arizona Diamondbacks in May of 2018, the team organization operates Chase Field and the surrounding land, turning the ballpark into private property.

Chase Field property is defined as most of the space from 4th to 7th Streets and Jefferson Street to Buchanan Street.

(Arizona Sports) Hall: D-backs plan to help season ticket-holders get vaccinations

Arizona Diamondbacks president and CEO Derrick Hall said the organization is planning to help season ticket-holders get vaccinated.

“We’re leaning towards finding a way to get everybody back, make sure they still feel comfortable with it,” Hall told Arizona Sports’ Doug & Wolf.

MLB News

(Forbes) Rob Manfred’s $8 Billion MLB Expansion Catch-22

“So, Manfred has a catch-22 on his hands: expand the league and get a one-time lump sum of around $8 billion to the owners, knowing that to make that happen two new ownership groups will be heavily leveraged but in doing so it dilutes the centralized revenues the 30 current owners enjoy. And none of this deals with the thorny issue of clubs encroaching on two or more current television territories.”

And just based solely on how I read this article, it wouldn’t even be a 8 billion lump sum either. Manfred might be painting himself in to a corner for future expansion.

(The Line) Once Again, Some Rob Manfred Comments On Betting Dazzle Us All

As the experimenting in baseball has now grown to include deciding ties with home run derbies, one thing remains constant: the power of Rob Manfred comments to make everyone scratch their heads. The latest collection of words out of the mouth of MLB’s commissioner meshes the pace of the game, NBA Commissioner Adam Silver and sports betting into one glorious cluster.

Manfred shared Silver’s opinion that the pace of the game is good for baseball. Silver’s rationale was betting on MLB. The implications of that simple sentence are probably not something MLB owners want to think about too much.

(Fansided) MLB legend Reggie Jackson joining Astros organization in odd pairing

Jackson will be helping out with the Astros’ charity efforts. Jackson is no stranger to the AL West powerhouse, as the former slugger is close friends with team owner Jim Crane. Jackson was also seen several times at Houston’s spring training. Now, he’s ready to officially become a member of the organization and make a difference.

(ABC15) Some sidewalk vendors told to move farther from outside Chase Field

Due to an agreement made between the county and the Arizona Diamondbacks in May of 2018, the team organization operates Chase Field and the surrounding land, turning the ballpark into private property.

Chase Field property is defined as most of the space from 4th to 7th Streets and Jefferson Street to Buchanan Street.