Originally written on Fox Sports Arizona  |  Last updated 9/30/11
MILWAUKEE The Diamondbacks improbable ride to the NL West title is filled with remarkable stories. Ian Kennedy and Justin Upton captured national attention with their career years; closer J.J. Putz far exceeded expectations with his return to pre-eminence; and the braintrust of Kevin Towers and Kirk Gibson have been widely lauded for their culture shift and healing touch. Those are the biggest reasons the Diamondbacks find themselves preparing for Game 1 of the National League Division Series against the Milwaukee Brewers on Saturday. But it hardly ends there, of course. The D-backs enter their first postseason appearance since 2007 with 48 comeback victories, the most in the majors this season and the most in franchise history, and it seems as if there is a story to go with every one of them. They could not have made their 29-game improvement without passing the baton. While the season is usually considered a marathon, the D-backs made it look as if it were a relay, a hero re...
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