Let’s All Watch The D-Backs’ New Manager Fail

The most dysfunctional team in baseball toils in obscurity, but only because no one has ever paid attention to the Diamondbacks. But that could change, because Arizona has become a volatile mix of factors that could boil over anytime.

A.J. Hinch

The problems started with the hiring of A.J. Hinch, a 34-year old ex-catcher who had never managed before, at any level. OK, the problems really started with a terrible team that required a new manager a month into the season, but Hinch’s presence seems to be rubbing some current and former Diamondbacks the wrong way. According to one, “he doesn’t have any credibility between the lines as a manager.”

Yikes.

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D’backs P Davis Comes Back From Cancer Surgery

Diamondbacks pitcher Doug Davis had an impressive line against Atlanta Friday night.

Doug Davis Arizona Diamondbacks

That line: 7 innings pitched, four strikeouts, one earned run allowed, one comeback from cancer. Read more…

Blog Expo-Fest-O-Rama: Oh, the Mascot Carnage!

10,000 TAKES delivers the goods: mascot-referee violence in hockey.

• REUTERS alerts us that India’s Olympic air weapon competitors are so angry that they could shoot somebody. Fortunately for all involved, they’re angry because they’re out of ammo.

• MONDESI’S HOUSE points out that Seattle’s still a little pissy (and spitty) about the results of their last Super Bowl. Steelers fans should hire personal tasters.

• THE BIZ OF BASEBALL discovers the Boston Red Sox openly support organized gambling in the form of Massachusetts lottery scratch tickets.
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