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Snake Bytes 7/15: Day without baseball

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At least the Suns playe.... Er, never mind.

Diamondbacks News:

D-backs outright Nick Heath

From the article: the Diamondbacks designated for assignment earlier in the week, has cleared waivers and been assigned outright to Triple-A Reno, according to the club. Arizona originally acquired Heath from the Royals earlier this year in a trade that sent minor league righty Eduardo Herrera to the Kansas City organization.

*Sad Keegan noises

Kyle Backhus signs with Diamondbacks

From the article: The MLB Draft might have wrapped up on Tuesday, but the Sam Houston Bearkats weren’t done sending players to the professional ranks yet.

Kyle Backhus, a five-year fixture on Sam Houston’s pitching staff, signed a free agent deal with the Arizona Diamondbacks on Wednesday.

Baseball News:

MLB All-Star game bombs in ratings, again. Here’s why.

From the article: Major League Baseball’s All-Star Game was once “appointment viewing” in this country. In 1980, more than 36 million people tuned in. In 2015, in the age of interleague play, a still-respectable 11 million watched the American and National Leagues battle it out.

But for Tuesday night’s game, the Nielsen numbers were profoundly horrible: 8.24 million people tuned in, making it the second-least-watched All-Star Game in history.

Poll

Did you watch the MLB All-Star game?

This poll is closed

  • 64%
    Naw, son. I had better things to do.
    (41 votes)
  • 21%
    Yes, it was entertaining.
    (14 votes)
  • 14%
    I only watched the HR Derby.
    (9 votes)
64 votes total Vote Now

2020 Tokyo Olympics: Baseball tournament TV schedule, live stream, Team USA start times, group standings

From the article: Breaking down everything you need to know about baseball at the Summer Olympic Games in Japan

Angels sign Adam Eaton

From the article: The Angels bolstered their outfield depth on Wednesday, signing veteran Adam Eaton to a Major League contract two days after he was released by the White Sox. To make room for him on the 40-man roster, left-hander Dillon Peters was designated for assignment.

Snek Byte:

‘Snake Man’ who claimed to be immune to venom dies after attempting to kiss Cobra

From the article: Bernardo Alvarez, 62, caught the deadly Northern Philippine Cobra just moments before his death after it slithered into Mangaldan town, Pangasinan province on July 9.

No Kiss Snek.....