Daniel HernandezThe Congressional intern whom many credit with helping to save the life of Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords will throw out the first pitch at Major League Baseball's All-Star Game tonight at Chase Field in downtown Phoenix.While most interns spend their time filling Starbucks orde ... More >>
Somos America's white-ribbon campaign has garnered the support of Jackie Robinson's daughter.Somos America, a Phoenix-based pro-immigrant group, has gained the first high-profile name for its white-ribbon campaign, which encourages players and fans to don a symbol of opposition to Senat ... More >>
www.nbcsports.comUmpire Jim Joyce makes amends with current-D-Backs pitcher Armando Galarraga after ruining his perfect game last season.Major League Baseball umpire Jim Joyce, by all accounts, is a phenomenal umpire. However, he made one of the worst calls in baseball history, which cost then-De ... More >>
Crooks and Liars
Bud Selig: Businessman.There's only one October in baseball, and it's followed by November. The month of December comes afterward.
No, we're not re-writing Rebecca Black's drizzling Friday. We're talking about the playoffs, and Major League Baseball's insistence th ... More >>
www.vimeo.comThe results of a poll published by the Arizona Capitol Times are making the media rounds this week.The poll focuses on the Distric 3 Congressional primary and shows a dramatic shift in numbers from a poll taken a little over month ago. According to Yellow Sheet, the Cap Times e ... More >>
Most people go to baseball games to unwind and put the real world behind them for a few, brief hours. That's proven to not be the case for protesters opposed to Arizona's controversial, new immigration law. Those people tend to go to games to piss an moan about the law and allow politics to rear ... More >>
If Selig keeps the All-Star Game in Phoenix, expect a repeat of July 29
Undoubtedly many of you have seen the latest action by anti-SB 1070 demonstrators urging Major League Baseball Commissioner Bud Selig to nix the 2011 All-Star Game scheduled for Phoenix's Chase Field ... More >>
The D-Backs could open next season in TaiwanThe Diamondbacks open up a four-game series tonight at home against the San Francisco Giants.
The D-Backs are trying to win their fourth game in a row while the Giants are trying to stay in the playoff race. It's pretty much just ... More >>
MLB Commissioner Bud SeligSenate hopeful J.D. Hayworth may have jumped the gun in his public thank you to Major League Baseball Commissioner Bud Selig for opting to keep the 2011 MLB All Star Game in Phoenix, despite pressure from immigration advocates to move the game i ... More >>
In the 24-hour news cycle, it can be difficult to keep up. We have the solution. Check back on Valley Fever every evening for highlights from each of New Times' blogs. Today's entries:
ACLU's Anti-SB 1070 Lawsuit; Bud Selig Waffles; Sarah Palin Weighs In; Er ... More >>
Rev. Al Sharpton and Maricopa County Supervisor Mary Rose Wilcox at Pilgrim Rest In advance of a service to be held tonight at Phoenix's Pilgrim Rest Baptist Church, and a subsequent march to the state Capitol, the Reverend Al Sharpton blasted Arizona's new "papers please" legislation during a press ... More >>
Good Prince Albert, the anti-Manny.Pete Rose is a numskull, but if he's your definition of evil, you need to invest in a new dictionary.
Yeah, Rose bet on games, including his own team, the Cincinnati Reds, while he was still playing/managing. And, yeah, that's bad, but compared to the slimy, ste ... More >>