PHOENIX -- In their first home game since the tragic Yarnell Hill fire, the Arizona Diamondbacks on Monday paid an emotional tribute to the 19 Granite Mountain Hot Shots who lost their lives last week.
The Diamondbacks and the visiting Colorado Rockies wore black caps with "Prescott Fire Dept." lettered on the crest during batting practice and the national anthem, and the D-backs also wore a special black jersey with a block "Arizona" on the front and a "19" patch over the heart instead of the normal "D-backs" as an expression of state-wide solidarity.
After a 19-second moment of silence, the honor band from the Professional Fire Fighters of Arizona played "Amazing Grace" while images of the lost fire fighters were shown on the Jumbotron board in center field. The oldest was 43, while 14 were in their 20s. The wives of four are expecting children.
The D-backs had just completed a three-game series in Atlanta on June 30 when the...