Found June 15, 2012 on Fox Sports Detroit:
He wouldn't, would he? Oh wait, it's Gibson? Never mind. Kirk Gibson totally would. The undertaker of understatement, the man who brought us the instantly quotable line "I'm not out here to win a beauty contest" is at it again. Gibson guided the Arizona Diamondbacks to an 11-3 victory over Texas on Thursday -- in lieu of attending son Cameron's graduation from Grosse Pointe South High School. As it turns out, Kirk Gibson doesn't find the achievement all that breathtaking. "You're supposed to graduate," he told reporters following the game. "His mom and the rest of the family will be there. He's coming to see me next week." An interesting take on the revered ritual, Kirk. The revelation does come on the heels of Wellesley High School's "You're not special" commencement speech that has recently gone viral. The video has racked up over 1 million views on YouTube in just over two weeks, with a simple, yet...

Gibson misses son's graduation, gives interesting answer

Diamondbacks manager Kirk Gibson was busy and missed his son's graduation. He gave a very interesting explanation for why.


Reliever finds rare Bieber card

According to his teammate Brad Ziegler, J.J. Putz was thrilled to pull a rare autographed card of the Biebs from a recently opened pack of baseball cards.

Video: Announcer predicts batter's home run

Your browser does not support iframes. Mark Grace is either clairvoyant or lucky, because the Diamondbacks broadcaster successfully predicted that Jason Kubel would hit a home run seconds before it happened. Kubel bashed a two-run blast in the top of the second of Arizona’s game against Texas on Thursday to make it 2-1 and open the door for an 11-3 win. As Rangers starter Scott...

Cahill too good for Halos, hot streak continues

ANAHEIM, Calif. Part one of the grand reunion played out Friday, when the Diamondbacks beat former teammate Dan Haren. Birthday boy Joe Saunders will attempt to make it 2-for-2 when he turns 31 on Saturday. And while Haren and Saunders, the principles in the D-backs' 2010 trading deadline deal, will take the mound within 24 hours of each other this weekend, Trevor Cahill ...

Saunders faces former team in Anaheim

Arizona's Joe Saunders hopes his first start against his former team goes a bit better than Los Angeles Angels right-hander Dan Haren's did in the series opener. Saunders looks to help the surging Diamondbacks move over .500 for the first time in six weeks Saturday night in his return to Angel Stadium. In their first trip to Anaheim since 2001, the Diamondbacks (32-32)...

D-backs notebook: Offense finds its stroke

The Diamondbacks broke out of a mini-offensive slump with another three-homer game Thursday, avoiding a three-game sweep in Texas in the process. After scoring only one run in the first two games of the series, the D-backs blew open an 11-3 victory with a five-run sixth inning, which was capped by Gerardo Parra's three-run homer. Parra has been a major contributor in the D...

Ziegler, Putz and a Justin Bieber card go viral

ANAHEIM, Calif. -- What started with a fun tweet -- a picture of Diamondbacks closer J.J. Putz holding a Justin Bieber baseball card -- has blown up. "The only thing missing Bieber himself," D-backs reliever David Hernandez said Friday afternoon. That may change, too. The D-backs players have floated the idea of inviting pop icon Bieber and his opening act, Carly Rae...

Diamondbacks 5, Angels 0

Trevor Cahill pitched three-hit ball into the eighth inning, Aaron Hill hit a three-run homer, and the Arizona Diamondbacks slowed the Los Angeles Angels' roll through June with a 5-0 victory Friday night. Jason Kubel had three hits and drove in an early run for the Diamondbacks, who earned their ninth win in 12 games and got back to .500 (32-32) for just the second time since...

Top Play: Mark Grace Calls Jason Kubel’s Shot

Former mlb great Mark Grace made headlines on Thursday by predicting a home run by Jason Kubel live on the air. Grace called the home run shot by Kubel on a 2-0 count against Texas Rangers pitcher Scott Feldman. Although Grace was not known in his time as a power hitting first baseman, he was an excellent hitter who understood the importance of a batter working a count in his favor...

J.J. Putz pumped about finding autographed Justin Bieber card (Picture)

Jackpot. For whatever reason, Diamondbacks pitcher Brad Ziegler recently decided to hand out packs of Justin Bieber cards to his teammates in the Arizona locker room. Ziegler acquired the goods at the Panini headquarters, a company in Arlington, Texas that sells officially licensed collectibles and memorabilia. In one of his packs, closer J.J. Putz happened to find a card that was...

Diamondbacks 11, Rangers 3

Jason Kubel and Gerardo Parra homered to back Daniel Hudson's seven solid innings in Arizona's 11-3 victory over the AL West-leading Texas Rangers on Thursday night. The Diamondbacks scored one run while losing the first two games of the series, but led for good in the finale after Kubel's two-run homer in the second off Scott Feldman (0-6). Parra's three-run shot...

D-backs' win at Texas first since 2000

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) -- Jason Kubel and Gerardo Parra homered to back Daniel Hudson's seven solid innings in Arizona's 11-3 victory over the AL West-leading Texas Rangers on Thursday night. The Diamondbacks scored one run while losing the first two games of the series, but led for good in the finale after Kubel's two-run homer in the second off Scott Feldman (0-6)....

Welcome Back Joe Saunders!

By Brian Waller, Columnist Joe Saunders has always been the type of player that tends to get over looked. The 31-year old lefty has never won 20 games in a season, never struck out 200 batters and never pitched in the World Series. There is nothing about Joe Saunders that is eye popping, nothing that would draw your attention to him more then any other starter in...

Minor league team gives away seat cushions with Obama & Romney on opposite sides; ask fans to vote by sitting

    The Stockton Ports, Class A affiliate of the Oakland A’s who play in the California League, lost 8-4 last night to the Visalia Rawhide (Arizona Diamondbacks) but after the game many who were on hand might have been talking about what took place in the stands, not on the field. The Ports went [...]

Game Preview 6/16/12 -- Technical Difficulties -- Angels vs. Diamondbacks

@ Arizona Diamonbacks (32-32) @ Los Angels Angels of Anaheim (34-31)Pitching Probables: ARI -- Joe Saunders (4-4, 3.48 ERA) LAA -- Ervin Santana (3-7, 5.74 ERA)Game Info: 7:05 PM PT; TV - Fox Sports West; Radio - KLAA 830 I would have never thought an Angels-Diamondbacks series could have so much intrigue. Last night brought us the Dan Haren vs. his old team dynamic (which did...
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