Last year, the Arizona Diamondbacks surprised most baseball minds when they locked up the NL West and fell a smidge short of a second World Series appearance. Because of that triumphant 2007, the current squad is shocking no one with its early success in 08.
However, when it comes to D-Backs fans, well employ that old adage that the more things change, the more they stay the same. It doesnt seem to matter how well the D-Backs perform, apparently, because Chase Field routinely has more empty seats than U.S. Airways Center has seats. Seriously, people. It was a bit ridiculous when the Colorado Rockies showed up earlier this month for the first time since last Octobers NLCS knockout, yet per-game attendance only hovered around 29,000. That makes Phoenix about as good a sports town as lame Miami or even-lamer Atlanta.
So heres a blunt challenge for you fair-weather fools: Just freaking show up, for Gods sake. Lets start with the games against the Houston Astros, shall we?
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