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 Jepson, to visit Chase Field during their concert tour that includes a stop in Phoenix on Sept. 29, and D-backs presidentCEO Derrick Hall said the team will reach out to Biebers people. The D-backs play a home game against the Chicago Cubs that night.
Will it happen? Call it a maybe.
But if it does, Biebers a core of believers may camp out around Chase Field the way they did around the NBC TV studios Thursday night in New York City before Bieber made an appearance on Friday morning's edition of "Today."
"We are checking to see if he can throw out the first pitch and come hang out in the locker room, said D-backs r...