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Team News

Jake McCarthy savors spotlight in Diamondbacks’ win over Guardians

D-backs homer 3 times off Cleveland ace Shane Bieber to win series

Three 8th Inning Homers Break Open Close Game for D-backs

D-backs’ Corbin Carroll in MVP conversation just 99 games into career

Diamondbacks star Corbin Carroll reacts to MVP chants at Chase Field

“It was cool,” Carroll said. “I had to take a moment and collect myself and get back to business. But yeah, just cool.”

Other Baseball

Freese turns down invite to Cardinals’ HOF

“I look at who I was during my [Cardinals] tenure, and that weighs heavily on me. The Cardinals and the entire city have always had my back in every way. I’m forever grateful to be part of such an amazing organization and fan base then, now and in the future. I’m especially sorry to the fans that took the time to cast their votes.

Angels News: Shohei Ohtani Reaches Huge Career Milestone in Saturday Collapse

Taylor’s 1st hit a walk-off: ‘This is nothing you dream of’

Giants move within half-game of Dodgers after historic rout

Padres News: Xander Bogaerts is Aging Well As a Defensive Shortstop

Anything Goes

Career appearances for Dbacks tracker:
Ziegler: 377

Chafin: 369

This day in history:
Napoleon was defeated at Waterloo in 1815. Indian Reorganization Act is signed into law in 1934. Sally Ride became the first American Woman in Space in 1983. This made me wonder who was the first, that would be Cosmonaut Valentina Tereshkova for the Soviets in 1963.

This day in baseball:

The following was actually June 17th but it’s my article, so yeah.

Before alarm clocks, there were human alarms.

Knocker-Uppers originated in Britain during the Industrial Revolution. When people needed to wake up and get to work, a knocker-upper’s job was to take a wooden stick and knock on the door to wake them up.

So, about the modern phrase “knocked up...”

Tea bags were an accidental invention.

When Thomas Sullivan distributed tea samples in small, silk bags in 1908, his customers dunked them in water – bag and all. Now, this seems like the normal thing to do – but this was during a time when you could only drink tea through big strainers. From Sullivan’s samples, the conventional tea bag was born.

My Scottish Grandfather, born in 1922, would always say he could taste the paper so they always had a kettle. Although, late in life he did use Earl Grey tea bags, but that goes without saying as a 90+ year old.

Has anybody seen Nik’s dog?