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SnakeBytes 7/23: Bear Hunting

After a day off, the Diamondbacks head to Chicago to continue dealing with the NL Central.

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A brown bear in Cabarceno Nature Park Photo by Marcos del Mazo/LightRocket via Getty Images

Diamondbacks News

(The Athletic) Former Arizona AG: Diamondbacks owner Ken Kendrick sent hostile, ‘threatening’ email after Twitter criticism

“In the email, which was copied to G&K managing partner Dean Short and board member Tim Brown, Kendrick called Woods “an arrogant asshole” and said that if the firm’s namesake, Mike Kennedy, “were still with us, he would kick you out of the firm.” (G&K has represented the Diamondbacks as general outside counsel since Major League Baseball awarded the ownership group with an expansion franchise in 1995.) Kendrick also wrote that Woods “should expect a very unfortunate outcome” if their paths ever were to cross.”

Say it with me: “I will not make any comments that might endanger Jack’s ability to access the press box.” And whatever you do in the comments, PLEASE don’t make fun of the fact he still uses AOL...

(AZ Central) Arizona Diamondbacks’ opinions split on Rob Manfred’s suggestion to ban infield overshift

Some interesting thoughts in here from several D-backs, as well as a couple members of the organization in AA where bans against the shift have been tested.

MLB News

(CBS Sports) MLB trade deadline: Rays acquire veteran slugger Nelson Cruz from Twins in four-player deal

The Tampa Bay Rays on Thursday acquired veteran DH Nelson Cruz from the Minnesota Twins as part of a four-player trade. The Rays will also be receiving minor league right-hander Calvin Faucher in the trade, while minor league right-handers Joe Ryan and Drew Strotman are headed to the Twins.

(The Athletic) Top 50 MLB prospects: Keith Law’s updated 2021 midseason list

2.5 D-backs making the list, including Corbin Carroll still in the top 15 despite his season ending surgery, and Jordan Lawler despite not actually being a member of the organization yet.

(Fansided) New Era upside down logo hats just dropped and MLB Twitter has had enough of this garbage

What in the world was New Era thinking with its latest hat drop? They decided to release a new line of caps that they presumably thought that baseball fans across the country would love and jump to buy.

Except, that’s not the case. These hats, which feature ones that have the logos upside down, are nothing short of a nightmare. Do they expect people to spend around $40 a pop for these?