Arizona Diamondbacks first baseman Paul Goldschmidt placed second in the NL MVP voting, losing out to Pittsburgh Pirates center fielder Andrew McCutchen.In fact, Goldschmidt didn't receive a single first-place vote in the Baseball Writers' Association of America voting, but he should have. Actually, ... More >>
The Arizona Diamondbacks have been hot lately -- scoring at least six runs in their previous seven games -- but the hot spell fizzled out last night, when the 'Backs lost the third and final game in a home series against the Colorado Rockies. Right-handed pitcher Trevor Cahill had another less-tha ... More >>
Stayed up to watch all of the baseball games that mattered last night--which were several.Playoffs start this Saturday in Milwaukee!May we be allowed to understate for once?Greatest finish to a regular season in the history of the game.At home, the Arizona Diamondbacks needed to win and the Milwa ... More >>
ESPNEvan LongoriaWhile Tampa Bay Rays all-star third baseman Evan Longoria is swinging away in Florida as his team prepares for the upcoming season, thieves back in Arizona took off with his $75,000 Chevy Camaro. Longoria's 1967 Chevrolet Camaro RS was one of two cars stolen out of the parking l ... 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:
nydailynews.comDon MattinglyDon Mattingly is finally getting his chance to manage a baseball team, although the major leagues are still a step away. The Dodgers' bench coach will manage the Phoenix Desert Dogs in the Arizona Fall League, a hopeful step in the right direction for Mattingly. Mat ... 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 >>
Chris Young: The D-Backs' lone All-Star?The Arizona Diamondbacks' 3-3 record on its recently completed road trip is a smashing success, considering the team's generally poor play this year and the competition (two likely playoff teams, the Tampa Bay Rays and the St. Louis Cardinals). The D-Backs ... More >>
komonews.com Edwin JacksonIt was an eventful weekend for the D-Backs as they took two of three (yes, they actually won a road series) from the stumbling Tampa Bay Rays. The obvious highlight was the no-hitter thrown by Arizona's Edwin Jackson on Friday, the second time an opposing team ha ... More >>
komonews.com Edwin JacksoA mere three days after pitching a no-hitter, Edwin Jackson already is reaping the rewards. Jackson, who threw his gem against Tampa Bay on Friday, was named National League Player of the Week for his work. Carlos Quentin of the Chicago White Sox won the awar ... More >>
thesundevils.cstv.com/.../recaps/040209aaa.htmlAs the Arizona State baseball team keeps rolling along with all eyes on the prize in Omaha, 10 Sun Devils now have a future in the sport after college. As expected, junior Seth Blair, the 2010 Pac-10 Pitcher of the Year, was the firs ... More >>
Turnaround, thy name is Yusmeiro Petit. Baseball loves a good old-fashioned turnaround, whether it's the Tampa Bay Rays going from worst to first last season, or the Detroit Tigers' surprising come-from-behind win over the Baltimore Orioles on Monday. Last night, Yusmeiro Petit became the s ... More >>
Ace high: The Royals' Zack Greinke is third in the bigs in ERA.Unlike football (Arizona Cardinals) and basketball (Orlando Magic), Major League Baseball is stingy with its surprises. Sure, the perennial-doormat Tampa Bay Rays made it to the promised land last year, but that was the rare except ... More >>
Your beloved Braves aint what they used to be
Even after catching the big unit's masterpiece, Robby Hammock still marvels that he's made it to the show.
The fans gave up even before the Diamondbacks did.
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