Spoiled Rotten

We love it when a baseball squad starts playing the spoiler role. We think it’s the implied spitefulness -- there’s something positively delightful about a group of players who don’t care about winning so much as they care about making another team lose.

The Arizona Diamondbacks are stuck in the National West cellar, but the good news is that they’re in perfect position to start ruining things for other people. The San Francisco Giants, who are coming to Chase Field this weekend, are ripe for spoiling. The Giants – one of the Diamondbacks’ most bitter rivals – are in the thick of the playoff race. At this point, few things could be more satisfying for the D-backs than screwing up San Fran’s chances at happiness.

Thu., July 22, 6:40 p.m.; Fri., July 23, 6:40 p.m.; Sat., July 24, 5:10 p.m.; Sun., July 25, 1:10 p.m., 2010
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Ed Kummerer