Found July 26, 2012 on The Victory Formation:
Everyone that watches sports knows about the walk-off home run that Arizona Diamondbacks manger Kirk Gibson hit in the 1988 World Series as a member of the Los Angeles Dodgers. The Dodgers are commemorating this moment with a Kirk Gibson bobblehead which features his famous fist pump from that moment. Uhhhh? That’s just kinda creepy, [...]

Kirk Gibson’s Dodgers bobblehead may or may not be doing something highly inappropriate

Obviously he’s not Master of his Domain. On July 31 the Dodgers will be giving away this Kirk Gibson bobblehead to the first 50,000 ticket holders through the gates for their game against the Diamondbacks.  The bobblehead was made to celebrate the hobbled Gibson’s historic home run off A’s closer Dennis Eckersley in Game 1 of the 1988 World Series, specifically the iconic...

Kirk Gibson’s bobblehead: When a fist pump becomes overtly masturbatory (vid)

Who can forget the dramatic home run then-Los Angeles Dodgers star Kirk Gibson hit in Game 1 of the 1988 World Series off Oakland A’s shutdown closer Dennis Eckersley? With the team trailing 4-3 with two outs in the 9th inning, Dodgers skipper Tommy Lasorda turned to a severely hobbled Gibson as pinch hitter — [...]

D-backs' Saunders, Young coming on strong

PHOENIX Joe Saunders did not want to go on the disabled list. Chris Young did not want the occasional day off. It is the way they, like most athletes, are wired. As it has turned out, however, the Diamondbacks seem stronger for the enforced layoffs. Saunders made his third consecutive quality start since returning at the All-Star break in a 6-2 victory over Colorado on Tuesday...

D-backs' Cahill still searching for consistency

PHOENIX -- Call it unlucky. Call it streaky. Whatever the spin, 2012 has been about as inconsistent a season as they come for Diamondbacks pitcher Trevor Cahill. Though Cahill's ninth loss of the season Wednesday night was not all that bad of an effort, it served as an example of all that has been hard to figure about his first season with the D-backs. "I'm not really...

GM : Unlikely that team will trade Upton, Drew

Arizona Diamondbacks General Manager Kevin Towers says it's ''highly unlikely'' the team will trade outfielder Justin Upton or shortstop Stephen Drew this season. Towers spoke to reporters before Tuesday night's game against Colorado and explained that it was other clubs asking, not the Diamondbacks offering, that led to all the rumblings about Upton being...

D-backs trade Roberts to Rays

The Arizona Diamondbacks traded infielder Ryan Roberts to the Tampa Bay Rays late Tuesday night after designating him for assignment hours earlier. Roberts, known as ''Tat Man'' for his multitude of tattoos, was expected to join the Rays on Wednesday. Arizona received Double-A infielder Tyler Bortnick from Tampa Bay. Roberts was Arizona's regular third baseman...

Diamondbacks 6, Rockies 2

Joe Saunders scattered three hits over seven strong innings and Chris Young homered to help the Arizona Diamondbacks beat the Colorado Rockies 6-2 Tuesday night for their fifth straight win. Stephen Drew and Willie Bloomquist added RBI doubles and Miguel Montero had a two-run single for the Diamondbacks, winners of eight in a row at home. Young also singled, walked twice, stole...

If You Want A Big Time Player Like Upton You Better Pay Up

There are a ton a rumors swirling around regarding Justin Upton. This has led to rampant speculation on whether or not that Mets should be in especially with the Mets’ need for a right-handed bat and the GM’s almost daily reminder that his team will be buyers. That’s all fine and dandy, but one thing we all need to realize is that we have to look at and trade from the Diamondbacks...

Roberts homers in Rays debut

Ryan Roberts certainly made a good impression on his new Tampa Bay Rays teammates. After arriving in the Camden Yards visitors' clubhouse around 5 p.m., Roberts started at third base in his Rays debut, homering and reaching base two other times in Tampa Bay's 10-1 win over the Baltimore Orioles. "I just wanted to come over and blend in and do my part," Roberts...

Minor league report: Holmberg quiet, in control

PHOENIX -- David Holmberg is not flashy, just effective. The young left-hander shies away from attention while his numbers demand it. It is his way. Holmberg may be less in the public eye than some of the Diamondbacks' other top pitching prospects, but he is certainly on the D-backs radar as a future major league starter. A just-turned-21-year-old, Holmbergs future is bright...

Northwest Athlete Profile: Willie Bloomquist

Drafted not once, but twice by M’s Not many players can say they played on the Major League level with their home town team, and Willie Bloomquist may have thought that dream was shot out the window in 1996. Position: Utility Man Date of birth: November 27th  1977  (age34) Height: 5  ft  11 in Weight:185 lb College: Arizona State University Place of birth: Bremerton...

Rays acquire Ryan Roberts

The Tampa Bay Rays have acquired infielder and lover of tattoos, Ryan Roberts from the Arizona Diamondbacks for minor leaguer infielder Tyler Bortnick, the teams announced. Roberts, 31, was designated for assignment earlier today. He hit .250/.306/.357 with 6 HR's, 34 RBI's and a 74 OPS+ in 280 plate appearances with the Diamondbacks this season. Prior to Robert being DFA...
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