The Guilty Pleasure: Two hot dogs and a freaking huge corn dog. Where to Get It: Chase Field at Diamondbacks home games. Price: Up to $25. But that one includes fries. What it Really Costs: Putting up with your friends giggling about 18 inches of corn dog. I'll be the first to admit I'm not much of ... More >>
Today's one of the best days of the year for hockey fans, with this year's NHL Winter Classic being played between the Toronto Maple Leafs and the Detroit Red Wings at Michigan Stadium.In fact, the match-up in Ann Arbor is just one of six outdoor games being played across the NHL this year, with oth ... More >>
With the crack of a bat and the crunch of a roasted peanut, baseball season has returned and in Phoenix that means thousands of fans packing into Chase Field in Downtown Phoenix, home of the Arizona Diamondbacks. Besides being a great stadium to catch a game, Chase has plenty to offer Valley's bas ... More >>
It's all over but the crying down at Chase Field as the Arizona Diamondbacks ended their dreadful year in dreadful fashion with a 2-1 defeat by the Colorado Rockies. While there's much joy in cities with playoff-bound teams like San Francisco, Detroit, and Cincinnati, there's nothing but disappointm ... More >>
Aaron Hill proved once again why he's one of the best sluggers on the Arizona Diamondbacks' roster last night as he smacked a walk-off homer to give his team the 5-3 win over the Colorado Rockies. His 385-foot, three-run dinger came in the bottom of the ninth inning during the second-to-last game o ... More >>
The Arizona Diamondbacks dealt another blow to the Los Angeles Dodgers' playoff hopes Wednesday night at Chase Field, beating them 3-2. It was the Dodgers' sixth loss in seven games and the D-Backs' 10th win against them this season. More importantly for the D-backs, the win kept their faint playof ... More >>
Three Philadelphia homers and a controversial call against the Diamondbacks led to a 8-5 Arizona loss last night at Chase Field in downtown Phoenix. One of the homers, by the Phillies' Shane Victorino, went 421 feet, which officially is a bomb. It came off lefty reliever Mike Zagurski, who was ... More >>
Associated PressWillie Bloomquist: Led off the game with a solo home run.Arizona Diamondbacks starting pitcher Josh Collmenter got a much-needed bounce-back performance Wednesday night as the D-Backs won their second straight against the lowly Houston Astros at the woefully underattended Chas ... More >>
fantasybaseballsportal.comIn preparation for the MLB All-Star game set to take over the Valley early next week, baseball and city officials are giving the public a heads up to the dangers of counterfeit merchandise. Advocating a "consumer beware" mentality for fans, Ethan Orlinsky, sen ... More >>
PhoenixBites.com The new loaded dogs at Chase Field A round-up of tasty morsels from Valley food blogs. Nikki Buchanan blogged on The Wild Lavender that she has left her spot at Up Agency for a job as Aaron May's new in-house publicist.
I hope you're not hungry for a jerk chicken sandwich with seasoned mayo, hunks of meat, shredded cabbage, basil, and scallions. That's the signature dish at Chaka Chaka, a tiny eatery on 7th Street, south of Chase Field, that just closed its doors. Owner Charlie Blonkenfeld says he si ... More >>
You dont have to wait til Cactus League season
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ballparks.comChase Field is a depressing place these daysReturning home didn't make a difference. Neither did a roster filled with new players after a flurry of trades. The Diamondbacks still lost again. This time it was a 3-1 loss to the Washington Nationals in front of 500 or so people at Chas ... More >>
dailyspeculations.comChase Field: Where some employees don't wash their hands. A recent article produced by ESPN has opened some eyes and may leave some people hunched over a trash can. The article focuses on stadium foods and health inspections in all 107 stadiums used by the four major sports ... More >>
We get many a blurb here at Alt-Weekly Central, many of which we pass along to the proper authorities (ie: our Night & Day editor) and some of which we dump in the circular file (or push the delete button on our computer). One that came in earlier today caught our eye, e ... More >>
East coasters get their raucous on at Chase Field
Or maybe it sinks? Find out at Chase Field.
www.ballparks.com Chase FieldThe regular season is about two weeks away, and ESPN has come up with a formula to give baseball stadiums "power rankings." Of the most hitter-friendly parks, the Arizona Diamondbacks' Chase Field ranks third.After last year, yeah, we're a little surprised ... More >>
Flickr via allysdad's photostream Trent Oeltjen's outstanding offensive efforts for the D-Backs over the past week have put the Australia-born ballplayer in a field of his own. If nothing else, the Arizona Diamondbacks' disastrous 2009 season will be remembered for the number of breakout s ... More >>
Max Scherzer showed off his Pirate-killing skills in yesterday's 9-0 blowout. Max Scherzer might as well start calling himself Jack Sparrow, since the Diamondbacks pitcher was cutting down Pirates left and right during yesterday's 9-0 shutout over Pittsburgh at Chase Field. Instead of using ye ... More >>
Gerardo Parra whacked an RBI triple in last night's 4-3 victory over San Diego. Don't look now, but the Arizona Diamondbacks, the second-worst team in Major League Baseball, currently have the hottest win streak going in the bigs. Yes, you read that right. Our lovable hometown zeroes have triump ... More >>
Max Scherzer struck out seven in an impressive effort last night. Chris Young has come up with a few big catches this season, but none of 'em were as clutch as his game-ending nab that sealed the Arizona Diamondbacks' 6-5 victory over San Diego last night at Chase Field, snuffing out the Padre's 1 ... More >>
In the 24-hour news cycle it can be difficult to keep up. Worry not! We have the solution. Check back on Valley Fever every evening for highlights from each of New Times' blogs. Today's entries: Up on the Sun: New Release Tuesday: Maxïmo Park New Meat Puppets album hits stores today, band to per ... More >>
Answer to run-producing woes may be in the opposing bullpen
Turnabout, as they say, is fair play. A mere 24 hours after routing the Chicago Cubs, 7-2, on Monday, the Arizona Diamondbacks got a taste of their own medicine last night in the form of an 11-3 drubbing by the Windy City sluggers. So long, winning streak, we hardly knew ye. As usual, it was pra ... More >>
Sun, babes, no roof. Whats not to like?
Competitive tour separates champs from chumps
Batten down the cheap beer. Here come the Cubs fans.
Wow, look out for this bug that's going around! I'm just coming off a three-day bender of DayQuil and NyQuil -- no freakin' fun. But TGIF -- my energy and appetite are coming back right in time for the D-Backs game tonight. Somehow we managed to log on to the MLB website and get playoffs tickets th ... More >>
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