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‘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...

‘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...

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,...

‘A Dream Come True’: Kole Calhoun is looking forward to stepping into Chase Field

By Christina Fuoco-Karasinski Buckeye Union High School graduate Kole Calhoun calls signing a two-year deal with the D-backs “a dream come true.” The terms of the contract were not disclosed. “I was born and raised here, so...

Returning Home: D-backs Fan Fest slides into Chase Field

By Christina Fuoco-Karasinski The Arizona Diamondbacks Fan Fest is returning to Chase Field, where President and CEO Derrick Hall always wanted it to be. The annual event was held at the team’s Spring Training facility, Salt...

Junior achievement: After weathering storm, this class ready to lead ASU baseball back to...

By Brady Vernon Cronkite News Two years ago, Arizona State baseball coach Tracy Smith continued to insist that everything happening was for the bigger picture. The Sun Devils’ 2018 season ended up being one of the...

Helping Others: Dingers in the Desert raises money for spinal cord injuries

By Haley Smilow Corey Hahn lost all direction after suffering a spinal cord injury during a baseball game his freshman year at ASU. But baseball always kept him motivated. Although Hahn could no longer play the...

Security Change: Clear bag policy to go in effect for D-backs Fan Fest at...

By Christina Fuoco-Karasinski The Arizona Diamondbacks and Chase Field will implement the clear bag policy for all Chase Field events, including D-backs games, starting at D-backs Fan Fest on Saturday, February 15. “The safety of our...

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