Yesterday saw the annual routine which is D-backs photograph day, where the media stocks up on head- and action shots of all the players and coaches. A chance for some to show how photogenic they are - others... Not so much!
It was a year which. overall, will live long in the annals of Diamondbacks mediocrity, as the team finished for the second consecutive season exactly at .500. But that doesn't mean there weren't moments and images to remember.
Well, that was fun. The two days by the Pacific Ocean fairly flew past, and we're now back in the hermetically-sealed environment which is Phoenix. Here's a report on our first time outside Arizona since March 2010.
It wasn't the best of games for the D-backs yesterday - but, hey, that's why we have spring training. And it's still baseball, right? Here are some pics from the Cactus League opener at Salt River Fields, and a round-up of the other news of the day.
Part of the pre-season tradition involves all the players getting their pictures taken, for use by media during the upcoming year. Here's a selection of the more interesting ones to come out of the D-backs session.
The frozen wastes of...er, Scottsdale were too much for the Diamondbacks to cope with yesterday, so they relocated to warmer climes, e.g. Phoenix. Here's details of that, a gallery of some of the best Twitpics of the day, and all the other news.
Over on Beyond the Box Score, Justin Bopp used his mad Photoshop skillz to create these trading cards honoring the grittiest of the gritty. Naturally, the Diamondbacks' Willie Bloomquist was #1 in the set.