As the world struggles to contain the spread of the coronavirus, Arizona Diamondbacks star Ketel Marte is trying to help people in his hometown. Marte posted a video to Instagram of himself passing out food and supplies in the city of Nizao in the Dominican Republic.
If you’ve been to enough games at Chase Field, home of the Arizona Diamondbacks, you may be familiar with the Hot Dog Derby. It’s a game that’s played between innings in which three kids are given big hot dog costumes to wear, and they run in place on the warning track as corresponding hot dog characters on the screen race each other.
Former MLB pitcher and current Arizona Diamondbacks pitching strategist Dan Haren wants to do more. He’s already donated to two of his favorite charities amid the coronavirus crisis: Children’s Action’s Alliance in Phoenix and the Hollywood Food Coalition in Los Angeles.
Thursday would’ve been the day. The Arizona Diamondbacks were scheduled to open their 2020 slate against the Atlanta Braves at Chase Field, but the season has been pushed back due to precautions to prevent the spread of the coronavirus.
The Arizona Diamondbacks announced Monday they will donate $550,000 to unspecified non-profit organizations that are helping “those most vulnerable” as the coronavirus outbreak has caused both healthcare and economic crises.
Salt River Fields, the spring training home and defacto headquarters of the Diamondbacks during the coronavirus hiatus, has closed, general manager Mike Hazen said in a conference call with reporters on Wednesday.
In September of 2001, the United States came to a screeching halt. The sports world wasn’t impervious to that ripple effect. Major League Baseball was put on pause, and the country found itself in unfamiliar territory.
Carlos Correa has decided to dig his heels in and defend the Astros against some of the criticism they are facing, and one former MLB star found one thing Correa said about the scandal particularly entertaining.
Urueta joined the Diamondbacks organization in 2007. He became a field coordinator for the team’s Dominican Summer League team in 2011 and later served as manager for the Arizona League team from 2013-14.