The Toast of the Town

DiamondBacks and Justin Upton get nice write ups from both Yahoo Sports and’s Jerry Crasnick (whom I thoroughly enjoy), making the front page of both.

Hope they’re not putting too much pressure on Upton. This excerpt from the Yahoo article:

Not 24 hours earlier, I’d stood at Hudson’s locker and asked him what Upton
would become, asked him what we were looking at here.

He’d thought about it for a full 20 seconds.


His answer had sent me looking for other opinions.

A National League scout: “Manny.”

Another NL talent evaluator: “A right-handed-hitting Ken Griffey

That’s almost 1,600 home runs. Thirty-three All-Star games. Three
Hall-of-Fame speeches.

Upton has cooled off recently, but the DiamondBacks continue to be the most steady and consistent team in baseball. I’d do just about anything to see Peavy-Webb tomorrow at PETCO. That will make for a terrific ballgame.

Now, I was originally planning on doing a liveblog of the FOX Saturday game of the week between the Padres and DiamondBacks from PETCO Park, but the Indians and Yankees are on instead. That said, I’ll update the game by the inning as I can.