Found June 20, 2013 on Diamond Hoggers:
If you’ve got the time – this is one of the best reads I’ve ever found about L.A., the Dodgers, Kirk Gibson, life, and the 80′s in Los Angeles. Great work by David Davis of SB Nation. [SB Nation]

Ross’ blurry vision cause for struggles?

\When Cody Ross was signed to a three-year, $26 million contract during the winter, the Diamondbacks were expecting to get a corner outfielder with some pop in his bat and an ability to come up with big hits in clutch situations.

D-backs' Prado confident of offensive turnaround

PHOENIX -- Martin Prado is at ease, at home, in the Diamondbacks' clubhouse. He greets his teammates with a handshake and a hug every day. On Wednesday morning, he traded hand slaps with Cody Ross' young son. Miguel Montero made it a point to show Prado the wrist decal that his son Angel had applied that morning, a tradeoff for taking his medicine. Prado rolled his shoulders...

Goldschmidt does it again in D-backs' big win

PHOENIX -- Would it be bad form to renegotiate? Just kidding. But less than three months into his new deal, Paul Goldschmidt is making his five-year, 32 million contract extension look like the biggest bargain in baseball for the team he has driven to the NL West lead. Goldschmidt had two more home runs in a 11-5 victory over the Reds at Chase Field on Friday, giving him four homers...

D-backs' Cahill exits after being hit by line drive

PHOENIX -- Diamondbacks starting pitcher Trevor Cahill left in the second inning of Wednesday's game against the Marlins after being hit by a line drive the previous inning. In the first inning, Marlins outfielder Marcell Ozuna lined a ball off what appeared to be Cahill's right hip. It deflected to Martin Prado, who threw to first for the final out of the inning. Cahill...

Diamondbacks' Eric Chavez set for rehab trip next week

Eric Chavez was having an outstanding season for the Arizona Diamondbacks before an oblique injury forced him to the DL at the end of May, but's Steve Gilbert reports that it should not be too much longer before we see Chavez back on a major league field. The 35-year-old has been hitting, throwing and running and seems to be ahead of schedule for a return, with the...

Diamondbacks' Brandon McCarthy continues to progress

In spite of a very scary moment several days back, it appears that Brandon McCarthy's trek back to toeing the rubber for the Arizona Diamondbacks is back on the straight and narrow. Earlier in the month, the lanky righthander suffered a seizure while eating dinner with his wife, who acted quickly after McCarthy fell over in his seat: That's the story I've been...

Photo: Diamondbacks fans pay homage to Jay-Z song with custom jerseys

A pair of Arizona Diamondbacks fans, presumably a lovely couple, were spotted at a game recently donning custom jerseys in tribute to Jay-Z's "99 Problems" hit song.As you can see, the guy in this photo is wearing the No. 99 with "Problems" written in the name section. Meanwhile, the lady is sporting the No. 1 with the message "I Aint" on her back...

Diamondbacks’ J.J. Putz to begin rehab assignment

Arizona Diamondbacks reliever J.J. Putz – who’s been on the disabled list with a strained elbow – is slated to begin his minor league rehab assignment tonight with the team’s Triple-A affiliate, according to Steve Gilbert of After making his rehab debut tonight, Putz is scheduled to pitch again on Saturday. If all goes well, he’ll then take the mound...

Ross fixes vision, lifts D-backs over Marlins with pinch homer

PHOENIX -- It might just be coincidence, but the timing of Diamondbacks outfielder Cody Ross fixing a persistent vision problem and hitting a game-winning home run was just uncanny. Ross hit a pinch-hit three-run home run in the eighth inning of the D-backs 3-1 win over the Marlins on Wednesday, a day after he made a trip to his eye doctor to get a long-running issue with his contact...

Diamondbacks' Trevor Cahill expects to make next start after being hit by line drive

Arizona Diamondbacks starter Trevor Cahill has been diagnosed with a hip contusion after exiting last night's game against the Miami Marlins. Cahill left the game in the second inning after being hit by a Marcell Ozuna line drive in the first. The Diamondbacks tweeted that Cahill plans to make his next start. Despite leaving today's game with a right hip contusion, Trevor...

D-backs' paralyzed draft pick Hahn visits team

PHOENIX -- Cory Hahn was on a plane about to depart from the Jacksonville airport when the Diamondbacks called to welcome him aboard as their 34th-round selection in the MLB First-Year Player Draft two weeks ago. So yes, he did fly all the way to Houston, and he has been soaring ever since. "You become overcome with emotions with something like this. That whole two-and-a...

Ross’ homer the difference in D-Backs win over Marlins

One of the main reasons why Diamondbacks general manager Kevin Towers signed Cody Ross during the offseason was his ability to come through in the clutch.

Goldschmidt homers twice as D-backs rout Reds

PHOENIX (AP) -- Paul Goldschmidt homered twice and the Diamondbacks beat the Reds 11-5 Friday night in Johnny Cueto's worst outing in three seasons. Goldschmidt drove in three runs to raise his NL-leading RBI total to 65. Gerardo Parra also hit a leadoff home run for Arizona, and Jason Kubel tied his career high with four hits. Kubel doubled in a run and scored twice. Cueto...

Offense explodes as Diamondbacks make statement with bats

What a change of pace it was for the Arizona Diamondbacks as they erupted for 11 runs on 15 hits in the series opener against the Reds Friday, toppling them 11-5. 

Ross' pinch-hit homer lifts D-backs to win over Marlins

By BOB BAUM AP Sports Writer PHOENIX -- Cody Ross hit a three-run, pinch-hit home run in the eighth inning to spoil an outstanding outing by Miami's young Jose Fernandez, and the Arizona Diamondbacks held off the Marlins 3-1 Wednesday. Fernandez (4-4) retired 14 in a row before walking two of the three batters he faced in the eighth. He was relieved by left-hander Mike Dunn...
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