It's been a dozen years since the greatest moment in Phoenix sports history.Twelve years ago today, in a tie game in the bottom of the ninth inning in Game Seven of the World Series, Luis Gonzalez poked a Texas-Leaguer just over the infield dirt, off Yankees closer Mariano Rivera, scoring Jay Bell f ... More >>
A DUI can happen to anyone who drinks and has a driver's license. And it's happened to a lot of us fellow Arizonans: 656 last Labor Day alone. That doesn't stop us from digging stories about politicians, celebrities, pro athletes or other notables who found themselves wasted and in handcuffs on the ... More >>
The Arizona Cardinals are best in the league at something, and it's certainly not offense, defense, or special teams.No, the Cards are the best in the league at avoiding being arrested.
The number of people killed by drunk drivers in Arizona went down slightly compared to last year -- but only because fewer people overall died on state roadways. As a percentage of the total fatalities, more drunk drivers were responsible for killing people in 2012 than the year before, according t ... More >>
Finally, Justin Upton sucking is a good thing.Upton went 0-for-2 last night for the Atlanta Braves, although he did draw two walks, as Patrick Corbin and the Diamondbacks bullpen shutout the Braves for a 2-0 victory last night at Chase Field.See also:-Justin Upton Returns to Chase Field to Punish th ... More >>
Nativist Nimrod and birther nutbar John Philip Sousa IV slays me with his whole, "Guess who my great-grandpappy was?" song and dance, which he uses to sell his lame book about the original John Philip Sousa, shill for racist organizations like the Federation for American Immigration Reform, and pimp ... More >>
Note: Please see update below. Think Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio's been doin' a bang-up job lately, and not just on that broken arm of his? See also: -Don't Tread On Me, I'm DON SHOOTER!: Senator Allegedly Assaults Teacher I mean, we hardly see "America's toughest sheriff" these days after ... More >>
Among the things Arizona Diamondbacks general manager Kevin Towers took some heat for this off-season was trading for 35-year-old reliever Heath Bell (and the remainder of his gigantic contract) after a miserable season pitching for the Miami Marlins.Bell's debut with the Diamondbacks Tuesday night ... More >>
Former Arizona Diamondbacks first-baseman and color-commentator Mark Grace was sentenced this morning to four months in jail.According to a Maricopa County Superior Court spokesman, Grace was granted work release, and will also serve two years on probation.See also:-Mark Grace and Daron Sutton Being ... More >>
For fans of erstwhile D-backs broadcasting tandem Mark Grace and Daron Sutton, there was probably a low likelihood of being impressed with their replacements.Touché, Arizona Diamondbacks, touché.See also:-Arizona Diamondbacks Ax Commentators Daron Sutton and Mark Grace
The past few days have been exceptionally crappy ones for Arizona sports.The Cardinals lost their first game of the season (recap coming momentarily), the Coyotes and the rest of the NHL teams are already seeing their games canceled, the Diamondbacks missed the playoffs, and the team announced that ... More >>
Arizona Diamondbacks fans will be hearing some new voices calling the action on television when the team takes the field next year. Say goodnight, Gracie. You too, Daron. Derrick Hall, the team's CEO, informed the media earlier today that the D-backs' longtime commentary team of Daron Sutton and ... More >>
A man described as a bush-league version of the "Rock Burglar" is probably responsible for "at least" 42 burglaries that occurred in the Valley this summer, according to the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office.Kilian Hale -- a 50-year-old guy who lives with his mommy in Sun Lakes -- is accused of makin ... More >>
Vh1's latest reality endeavor, Baseball Wives, is based in (where else?) spring training hotspot Scottsdale. The catty crew includes Anna Benson, Erika Monroe Williams, Chantel Kendall, Tanya Grace, Brooke Villone, and Jordana Lenz. The six women have (or have had) romances with MLB players, and, as ... More >>
There's good news about the Diamondbacks vs. Major League Baseball's best team, the Phillies -- Arizona's 3-3 this season against Philadelphia. The other good news is that while the Diamondbacks were losing 4-1 to the Phillies before and after a more-than-two-hour rain delay in the City of Brothe ... More >>
Scottsdale Police Department Mark GraceBombing around Scottsdale boozed up on "two glasses" of scotch, former Arizona Diamondbacks ballplayer Mark Grace was busted by Scottsdale Police with a BAC of .128, according to court documents obtained by New Times. The famed former ballplayer, who ... More >>
Last night's Home Run Derby was surprisingly terrific entertainment, and we were fortunate (thanks to a pal) to be seated just a few feet from the owner's box near the third-base dugout.Jerry Colangelo with Mark Grace after the 2001 World Series winRobinson Cano's superman hitting show was one fo ... More >>
As baseball fans from around the nation and, indeed, the world, trickle into the Valley of the Sauna for the All-Star festivities, we thought this would be a fine time to shout out a few lists. Jennie Finch could really bring it! We've literally been on hand since the first pitch (by righ ... More >>
Seems that everywhere we went yesterday, everyone wanted to discuss the surprise acquittal of Florida's Casey Anthony, who went in one moment from facing the death penalty to being on the cusp of being set free into a world that hates everything about her. Nancy Grace: "The Devil is dancing t ... More >>
scottsdalearizonanews.comProfessional athletes beware. Scottsdale doesn't mess around when it comes to DUIs.With news of former Diamondbacks first baseman Mark Grace getting arrested for DUI in Scottsdale making headlines yesterday, he now joins the ranks of several prominent sports stars who get ... More >>
Alleged "Rock Burglar" Robert James NeeseAccording to Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio, the man infamously known as the "Rock Burglar" is 58-year-old Robert James Neese.Neese was arrested this morning at a restaurant in south Phoenix.Arpaio says DNA evidence links Neese to some of the burglarie ... More >>
sports.yahoo.comChicago Cubs starting pitcher Ryan Dempster got wrecked last night.Chicago Cubs starting pitcher Ryan Dempster's had a miserable outing last night -- far, far beyond miserable. Dempster pitched 1/3 of an inning in the Arizona Diamondbacks' 11-2 home win over the Cubs Thursday -- ... More >>
Photo by Matthew Hendley From left to right, Phoenix Mayor Phil Gordon, MLB Executive Vice President Tim Brosnan, Diamondbacks legend Luis Gonzalez, right fielder Justin Upton, Managing General Partner Ken Kendrick, team CEO Derrick Hall, and play-by-play TV announcer Darin Sutton in front of ... More >>
APRyan Roberts' first trip around the bases last night.When four home runs are just enough to eke out a win, you know you're watching Arizona Diamondbacks baseball. With two home runs from third baseman Ryan Roberts and six solid innings of pitching from starter Armando Galarraga, the D'Backs wo ... More >>
Seattle Times Branyan can swing the bat -- which should be good enough for the Diamondbacks."Defense" will be a "key" factor in determining who will play first base for the Arizona Diamondbacks this season, which means the Diamondbacks are asking the wrong question of their candidates. Th ... More >>
insidesocal.comDerrick Hall Let's face it, any hopes of the Arizona Diamondbacks having a decent baseball season are long gone here in the Valley. This team isn't making the playoffs and some changes obviously need to be made. The coaching change was a good start but what else needs to be done? ... More >>
I ate dinner with Joe Arpaio the other night. More specifically, my family and I ate dinner beneath a gigantic black and white photograph of Maricopa County's sheriff, one of several "celebrity" photos lining a wall at The Grind. The Grind is strictly a burger joint (hailed ... More >>
If you're hitting up the ballgame tonight, chances are, you're already building up an appetite for some ballpark eats. But there's good reason to eat ahead of time. I just got the word that the fabulous Mark Grace -- announcer and former D-Back -- will be in attendance at this evening's pre-ballgame ... More >>
Every Diamondbacks pitcher who stepped on the mound last night wound up sucking -- even the Juan Gutierrez: Does this clown deserve his own baseball card?usually mighty Dan Haren. Though Haren struck out the first nine batters he faced through three innings, things eventually fell a ... More >>
The greatest moment in the Valley's sports history happened eight years ago last night in downtown Phoenix, when the Arizona Diamondbacks scored two runs in the bottom of the ninth of the ultimate game of the World Series to upset the mighty New York Yankees. Memories of the remarkable eve ... More >>
www.mlb.com Mark Reynolds hit a 400-foot, three-run homer to end the stalemate in the 18th.It was a marathon game in which the Arizona Diamondbacks seemingly had it won early. When ace Dan Haren left after seven innings, Arizona held a commanding 6-1 lead over the San Diego Padres. Haren ... More >>
Mr. Bungle: Tony Peña helped screw the D-Backs in the eighth last night. One single out. Just three little strikes. That's all the Arizona Diamondbacks bullpen -- or more specifically, Tony Peña -- needed to protect a five-run lead with two away in the bottom of the eighth versus the Los Angeles ... More >>
Ryan Roberts' left arm now has a fresh bruise to match his numerous tattoos.Things seemed to get a little personal during the Arizona Diamondbacks' 3-1 loss to the Cincinnati Reds on Tuesday night at Chase Field. For proof, look no further than the nice-size bruise that Ryan Roberts is probabl ... More >>
The Bob Melvin Era: 2005-2009. As far as losses go, yesterday's Arizona Diamondbacks' 4-3 extra-inning loss to the San Diego Padres didn't seem to be that big of a deal, all things considered. But to the team's front office, however, it might have been the last straw, as manager Bob Melvin sh ... More >>
Even after catching the big unit's masterpiece, Robby Hammock still marvels that he's made it to the show.
Make downtown attractive to locals, not to outsiders wearing knee socks and nametags. It only makes sense.
Letters from the week of October 17, 2002
Chuck Kniffin caught the break of a lifetime as the Diamondbacks' new pitching coach
Should journalists sign a confidentiality agreement to attend a Survivor party? The Spike votes that idea off the table.
New Times presents its first-ever Doofus and Darling Awards
Hunches almost sunk Bob Brenly. But in the end, they defined his legacy.
How the Diamondbacks used huge debts to level the playing field of pro baseball.
What makes Randy Johnson the most feared Pitcher in baseball?
March 25 - 31, 1999