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I think we can officially say the Arizona Diamondbacks have "Bieber Fever".
Remember last week, when Brad Ziegler tweeted the picture
of teammate J.J. Putz and his prized Justin Bieber card
Well, now, a week later, the duo (and fellow reliever Craig Breslow) are auctioning off the autographed card
to benefit two great charities...Breslow's Strike 3 Foundation and Ziegler's Pastime for Patriots.
But here's the best part, the three pitchers, along with the Diamondbacks Foundation will match the winning bid for the card up to $2,500.
"It started out with [Ziegler] having a little fun at my expense that I enjoy Bieber's music and now we decided to raise money for two outstanding causes," Putz said Tuesday. "Hopefully we can help out a lot of people."
And hopefully, the Bieber hysteria doesn't end with the auction.
The popstar is scheduled to perform in Phoenix in September and the D-backs bullpen is hoping they can convince the singer to make a visit to Chase Field while in town.
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Wednesday June 20
Chase Field – Phoenix, AZ
Moneyline: Arizona -160, Seattle +150...
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Bats Keep Pace, Top Snakes in 10
The Headline: the offense never rests as the Seattle Mariners get the win in this 10 inning nail biter.
Seattle Mariners 12, Arizona Diamondbacks 9
When: 9:40 ET, Tuesday, June 19, 2012
Where: Chase Field, Arizona
Umpires: Home — Brian Gorman, 1B — Todd Tichenor, 2B — Larry Vanover, 3B — Tony Randazzo
The hit song "Boyfriend" by Justin Bieber was the walk-up song for Washington Nationals superstar Bryce Harper as he walked to the plate to bat on Tuesday night.Check out the video below as some fans in Washington are shocked and surprised by the song. You can hear one fan say "oh my god" while another one says "hell no."I'm not a big Bieber fan...
He wishes Bieber was his "BOYFRIEND"
How ridiculously appropriate.
On Tuesday night against the Tampa Bay Rays, Nats outfielder Bryce Harper strolled to the plate to the sweet sounds of Justin Bieber’s hit single, Boyfriend. Now you’re probably thinking that Harper must have lost a wager or something, because what kind of grown man is such a fan of The Biebs to use one of his songs as their walk-up music? But...
Another day, another amusing story about Bryce Harper. On Tuesday, we addressed the origin of the now-famous “That’s a clown question, bro” line, now we have this musical-themed anecdote. On Tuesday evening at Nationals Park, in a game that had its share of controversy stemming from Tampa Bay Rays reliever Joel Peralta’s ejection for having [...]