On May 18, sensing a major change was needed to turn around a baseball season going quickly south, the Arizona Diamondbacks’ upper management named Hall of Famer Tony La Russa to the newly created position of chief baseball officer. On the same day, the D-Backs teed off on the Los Angeles Dodgers’ bullpen for a club-record 21 hits en route to an impressive 18-7 victory against their rivals. Could it be that our boys were inspired by having the manager of the 2011 World Series champion St. Louis Cardinals on their side? We’d like to think so, and we’d like to see it happen during every game for the rest of the season, including the upcoming Thursday, May 29, match-up that kicks off a four-day, four-game home series against the Cincinnati Reds. Do it for La Russa, guys.
The D-backs take on Cincinnati’s finest at 6:40 p.m. Thursday, May 29 at Chase Field, 401 East Jefferson Street in Phoenix. Visit dbacks.com for more.