After taking 2 of 3 in San Francisco the Arizona DiamondBacks had an off day today. We have to admit, we missed this team being in action. They’ve now officially got the best record in baseball; and it’s not just the record or stats that have us excited for this team to get back in action. We missed the DiamondBacks playing last night. Well they’ll be back tonight, and defending their home turf against the Mad Dog Greg Maddux. This should be a nice time to catch the Padres, as they come off a 22-inning marathon last night/this morning.
Alright, we admit that we’re being a bit of bandwagoners. But why is it a crime to like baseball being played the right way? There’s something very fascinating about this team from near the West Coast that we have zero percent chance of seeing play live again this season. We also like the 10:00 PM starts in the western time zone because what else is there to do that time of night except follow baseball?
More than anything, these fellas play hard and have a roster that is exciting. They mix home runs and power throughout the lineup with speed, flashy leather defensive plays and great power pitching. It’s been a long time since I’ve enjoyed watching a team because they were a fundamentally working machine (I’m thinking back to the 1997 Orioles on this one). We’ll be keeping a close eye on Arizona all weekend.