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Snake Bytes: 2/26 First games of Spring

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MLB: Arizona Diamondbacks at Colorado Rockies Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports

Team News

D-backs open spring games with big swings, taste of rule changes, plenty to clean up

Geraldo Perdomo and Lourdes Gurriel Homer in D-backs 12-5 Loss to Rockies

D-backs Young Outfielders Impress in Split Squad Loss to A’s

Torey Lovullo: Rule changes favoring baserunning fell into D-backs’ lap

“It just kind of fell into our lap, they made all these rule changes … they’re trying to create a little bit of offensive excitement,” Lovullo told Arizona Sports’ Bickley & Marotta on Thursday. “Like a little bit of stolen base excitement and now it fits right into our game plan.

What could an extension for D-backs OF Corbin Carroll look like?

D-backs open spring games with big swings, taste of rule changes, plenty to clean up

Nick Ahmed Has Left Forearm Tightness and Inflammation

Asked if this injury caused him to take a deeper look into his depth options at shortstop Lovullo’s replied: ”Yes. Because of what happened in 2021 I’m very hyper sensitive to depth inside of our organization...... My focus is on the understudies and quality backups all the time.”

Diamondbacks get first taste of pitch clock in split-squad games

Merrill Kelly Receives Pitcher of the Month Award Plaque

Other Baseball

Must-see moments from first full Spring Training slate
Has highlights and rundowns of each game.

Hot springs and Spring Training: the historic roots of MLB’s Cactus League in Tucson

Interesting article, starting with Bill Veeck buying the Indians, Larry Doby and more... I went to alot of ST and original Tucson Toros games at Hi Corbett.

Some of baseball’s most recognizable names spent time in Tucson; think the likes of Joe DiMaggio, Yogi Berra and Mickey Mantle. While training in Phoenix, they faced off against Cleveland at Randolph Park – now known as Reid Park.

MLB catchers wary of looming robo umps amid rules changes
amid rules changes

“Could you throw guys out, how did you do blocking the ball and could you hit with power?” Servais said. “That’s how the position was evaluated.”

MLBPA Head Tony Clark On League Economics, TV Deals, Minor League CBA

On 1st full day with new rules, games ‘better,’ with ‘more action’

“You feel the difference,” said Brewers manager Craig Counsell, “no question about it.”

Red Sox-Braves game ends on automatic strike call

Anything Goes

This day in history:
The Grand Canyon was established as a National Park, in 1919. In 1993, was the first WTC bombing.

This day in baseball:
In relevance to my earlier article, Bill Veeck was elected to the HOF in 1991. They must have done voting way later back then.

The Medical Revolution began with the development of vaccines.

The first vaccine was against smallpox, developed by Edward Jenner in 1798. Other doctors would follow his lead in the decades to come. Vaccines for diseases like anthrax, measles, mumps, and rabies among others soon followed. These developments were often accompanied by laws requiring vaccination. But vaccines were only the beginning of modern medicine. Germ theory and the field of bacteriology only sped up the growth of modern medicine.

Gunpowder was first discovered in China during the 9th century AD.

And by accident at that. Chinese alchemists were actually trying to discover the Elixir of Life. It was going to make the Emperor immortal. Instead, they discovered gunpowder.

Tiramisu translates to ‘take me to heaven’ in Italian.

This implies that this dish is so good that it would take you to heaven. This Italian dessert is well-loved all over the world and has several alternative twists you can create.

I just thought it was interesting.