Found February 19, 2013 on Los That Sports Blog:
Tweet   The Arizona Diamondbacks may very well be the top contender for Most Fun Spring Training: 2013. They wasted no time joining the Harlem Shake craze by giving us this video and with new members on the team like Brandon McCarthy, Eric Chavez, and Martin Prado next on the agenda was a little team-building [...]
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