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Snake Bytes: 9/11 - Remembering

Pretty much the entire world came to a stop 20 years ago today. The Diamondbacks were a big part of baseball’s contribution to America’s recovery.

Diamondbacks News

Arizona 4, Seattle 5
Seth Beer had a memorable MLB debut, hitting a solo home run in the eighth is a pinch hitting appearance. Alas, that was not sufficient to save the Diamondbacks as Madison Bumgarner allowed five runs through six innings, including allowing three home runs.

Another Bummer Versus Seattle
Seth Beer got the call and he did not disappoint, providing some late-inning excitement. Unfortunately for Arizona, it was largely overshadowed by another rough outing from Madison Bumgarner.

Cheers! A Long Ball Beer Arrives
Seth Beer wasted no time in showing off why so many have been excited to see him debut since he was acquired in the ack Greinke trade. While the Diamondbacks dropped the game to Seattle, Beer provided some late-game excitement and also gives continued hope that better days are on the horizon.

Beer Called Up While Fishing
It seems appropriate that someone with the last name of Beer would be enjoying a pastime such as fishing when getting the call to pack his bags to make his MLB debut.

Other Baseball News

A Look Back at 9/11 Impact on Baseball
The morning of 9/11 permanently changed the world. Baseball was in full late-season swing, with numerous notable narratives playing out on 9/10. When the season resumed a week latter on 9/17, many of those had changed.

2001 WS Run Helped NYC Heal
The Diamondbacks would be the eventual winner of the 2001 World Series, winning it in one of the more memorable Game 7s of all-time. But it was the New York Yankees making it to the series which helped a grieving city and nation heal. That President Bush elected to throw out the first pitch in Game 3 instead of Game 1, allowing him to perform the feat in New York City was just icing on the cake.

Mike Montgomery Loses Cool, Shirt - Hits Ump with Rosin Bag
Former MLB pitcher and current Samsung Lions pitcher, Mike Montgomery, had an issue with the home plate umpire calling him out about the league’s 12-second pitch rule. In a rather heated tantrum, Montgomery threw the rosin bag at and struck the umpire. Montgomery also ripped off his jersey on the way to the tunnel and flung it out onto the field in front of the Lions’ dugout.

Rays to Place Franco on IL
The Rays’ start shortstop will join teammates Shane McClanahan and Matt Wisler on the IL as Tampa Bay cruises into the postseason. The hope is that all three will be healthy before October games begin. Taylor Walls, another highly regarded middle infield prospect, will fill in for Franco for now.

Sale to COVID-IL
Just when it looked like Boston was finally getting a grip on its COVID outbreak, ace pitcher Chris Sale tested positive for the virus. He has been added to the COVID-IL and will miss a minimum of 10 days. The hope is that Sale will be ready immediately after his mandatory IL time is up.