We know. The beginning of the work week sucks. But if you take a quick look at the New Times calendar, you'll see we have plenty of art haps, sporting events, dance parties, and more. Here are the must-attend events from now to the weekend.
Monday, May 13: Arizona Diamondbacks vs. Atlanta Braves @ Chase Field When Justin Upton visits Chase Field this week, it will mark the first time in his young career that he does so as an Arizona Diamondbacks opponent. And what an opponent he's shaping up to be. Upton leads the majors in long balls and, thus far, has been the backbone of an Atlanta Braves club that got off to a blistering start.
Maybe the 25-year-old's MVP-caliber play is ironclad evidence that the years of trade rumors took their toll on him during his tenure here, shackling a superstar in waiting. Or maybe it's just more of the fool's gold that D-backs fans have come to expect from him. Either way, he's an Atlanta Brave now and no doubt looks to make it abundantly clear during Monday's matchup by driving home plenty of reminders along the way. -- Rob Kroehler