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A Bittersweet Debut: Archie Bradley pitches first game with Reds

By Nicholas Barker Former Arizona Diamondbacks pitcher Archie Bradley played his first game with the Cincinnati Reds on September 1, just a day after he was traded. Unfortunately for Bradley, however, it was likely not the...

Field of Dreams: David Peralta honored with Wickenburg ballpark

By Nicholas Barker Seven years ago, David Peralta made his Major League debut with the Arizona Diamondbacks. Fast forward to present day, and he officially becomes the 43rd player to have a field named after...

‘It Is What It Is:’ David Peralta is back with the D-backs

By Christina Fuoco-Karasinski David Peralta is happy to be back on the field after falling ill and questioning if it was COVID-19. He tested negative four times—as recently as July 5—and reported to summer camp on...

Hard Work Pays Off: Tre Mitchell overcame a nasty injury en route to picking...

By Chris Fahrendorf Lamar “Tre” Mitchell, a redshirt sophomore guard on Phoenix College’s men’s basketball team, picked up his first NCAA Division 1 offer from Central Connecticut State University recently, but the road he took...

Rising Sun: Mikal Bridges was ready to win big—until the pandemic

By Christopher Boan A draft night trade sent prodigal forward Mikal Bridges to the Valley in 2018, in a move that sent shockwaves across the league. Fast-forward two years, and the swap, which sent the Overbrook, Pennsylvania,...

‘This was a lightning bolt’: Baseball insider Pedro Gomez reflects on shutdown of sport

By Edith Noriega Cronkite News For Pedro Gomez, the analogy came easily. “This was a lightning bolt.” In more than 30 years covering baseball, first for newspapers and now ESPN, Gomez has seen just about everything. But nothing...

Staying Positive: Shortstop Nick Ahmed combats isolation by being present

By Christina Fuoco-Karasinski Arizona Diamondbacks fans are missing baseball and it’s good to know players like Nick Ahmed are as well. “We’re six days into what would have been our 2020 season,” Ahmed says at the...

‘Nothing Separates Us’: Archie Bradley tears down the wall between him and the fans

By Christina Fuoco-Karasinski Arizona Diamondbacks pitcher Archie Bradley doesn’t like this assumed barrier between fans and celebrities. “The Beard,” as he’s called, would rather mingle. To give fans the chance to meet him, teammates and other athletes...

Phoenix Rising: Fighting for a chance at another record year

By Annika Tomlin Phoenix Rising head coach Rick Schantz and his players are gearing up to start the 2020 season Saturday, March 7, against Portland Timbers 2 FC at Casino Arizona Field. The pressure for...

Just like Coming Home: Madison Bumgarner ready to hit the Chase Field mound

By Haley Smilow After trading Zack Greinke last season to the Houston Astros at the 11th hour, the Arizona Diamondbacks saved roughly $54 million, but still needed a leader. “When we traded Zack away last year,...

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