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Diamondbacks Game Delayed for 2 Hours by Bees

Thousands swarmed the netting above home plate

(Newser) - Mother Nature can certainly cause game delays, but not often in such a buzzy way. Tuesday night's game between the Arizona Diamondbacks and Los Angeles Dodgers started nearly two hours later than scheduled because a bee colony showed up behind home plate about five minutes before the first pitch...

Now Just 5 MLB Teams Have Never Won a World Series

After Texas Rangers beat Arizona Diamondbacks

(Newser) - Corey Seager took a mighty hack and barely connected, sending a dribbler through an open area on the left side of the infield for his team's first hit in the seventh inning on the Texas Rangers' way to their first World Series title. The Rangers shortstop and World Series...

He Gave Up Chance to Make World Series History for a Friend

Tommy Pham asked to sit in 9th so fellow journeyman Jace Peterson could get an at-bat

(Newser) - The Arizona Diamondbacks crushed the Texas Rangers 9-1 in Game 2 of the World Series Saturday night, but there was one bit of drama left heading into the 9th inning. Tommy Pham of the Diamondbacks was due to bat, and he was already 4-for-4. If he were to get a...

This World Series Matchup Was Very Unlikely

And yet here we are: Diamondbacks will play Rangers, starting Friday

(Newser) - Tell the truth: How many people picked Arizona and Texas to meet in the World Series? A Rangers-Diamondbacks matchup had 1,750 to 1 odds when wagering opened last fall. But in an era when 12 teams make the playoffs, sustained excellence over the six-month regular season has become a...

First MLB Start Ever Produces No-Hitter

Tyler Gilbert spent last summer working as an electrician

(Newser) - Move over, Bobo Holloman. On Saturday night in Phoenix, Tyler Gilbert of the Diamondbacks threw a no-hitter in the first major league start of his career, beating the Padres 7-0. Gilbert would have been a bad bet to accomplish such a feat, NBC reports, because:
  • It's only happened three

'Indescribable Pain' for MLB Player at Wife's Sudden Death

Noelia Brazoban, spouse of Diamondbacks' Starling Marte, died of a heart attack

(Newser) - It was a weekend of celebration for an MLB player and his family, followed by tragedy. USA Today reports that Noelia Brazoban, the wife of Arizona Diamondbacks outfielder Starling Marte, has died of a heart attack. On Twitter , MLB Network's Jon Heyman noted Brazoban had reportedly been in the...

Baseball Star Has a Risky Hobby Under a Fake Name

Website 'The Athletic' reveals Madison Bumgarner's alias in the rodeo

(Newser) - In December, a rodeo rider in Arizona named Mason Saunders won $26,560 with a partner in a team-roping competition. Not bad money. As it turns out, Saunders doesn't really need it. The Athletic revealed over the weekend that Saunders is actually star Major League Baseball pitcher Madison Bumgarner....

Ballplayer-Turned-Broadcaster Joe Garagiola Dies at 90

8 Years as a professional baseball player were prelude to 57 in Broadcasting

(Newser) - Former big league catcher and popular broadcaster Joe Garagiola has died at the age of 90, the AP reports. The Arizona Diamondbacks say Garagiola died Wednesday after recent years years spent in ill health. Garagiola thrived in his post-retirement career as a glib baseball broadcaster and fixture on the Today...

Mocked Over Selfies, Sorority Students Bite Back

Arizona Diamondbacks announcers made fun of them

(Newser) - Baseball announcers mocked a group of sorority students in the crowd this week and got a slice of humble pie for their effort, Jezebel reports. As described by SB Nation and Sporting News , Arizona Diamondbacks announcers Bob Brenly and Steve Berthiaume mocked a group of female students from Alpha Chi...

Immigration Protesters Storm D'Backs Game

Baseball team attracts New York ire in game vs Mets

(Newser) - Two men carrying Mexican flags ran into the outfield during the seventh inning of the New York Mets' game against the Arizona Diamondbacks last night at Citi Field. The men were apprehended by security fairly quickly without much incident. But that wasn't the only attention the D'Backs attracted last night:...

Arizona's Jackson Tosses Year's 4th No-Hitter

Year of the Pitcher continues in MLB...

(Newser) - Edwin Jackson was so wild early there was no reason to think he would even finish the game, forget throw the fourth no-hitter of the season. This being the Year of the Pitcher, though, anything was possible. Jackson made it happen, all right, throwing a whopping 149 pitches—the most...

Arizona Boycott Targets Baseball, Tourism

Gov. 'disappointed' by call to action

(Newser) - People opposed to Arizona's tough new immigration law should stay away from Diamondbacks games and the Grand Canyon, say organizers of a national boycott of the controversial state. Tourists are being urged to avoid Arizona, and business groups are being told they should hold their conventions elsewhere, Reuters reports. The...

Best Ballpark Hot Dogs
 Best Ballpark Hot Dogs 

Best Ballpark Hot Dogs

Forget apple pie—nothing goes with baseball like these

(Newser) - Baseball season’s in full, ahem, swing, and in that spirit, Delish runs down the best ballpark hotdogs. Some highlights:
  • Georgia Dog, Turner Field, Atlanta. A blanket of cole slaw and some sautéed Vidalia onions make this a winner.
  • Arizona Dog, Chase Field, Phoenix. Southwest rules this foot-long—chorizo,

Randy Johnson Retires
 Randy Johnson Retires 

Randy Johnson Retires

Lefty pitcher calls it a day after reaching 300 wins

(Newser) - After 22 major league seasons, The Big Unit is walking away from baseball, ending one of the greatest pitching careers in baseball history. The 6-foot-10 Johnson announced his retirement on a conference call late yesterday, a decision that had been expected from the overpowering left-hander who reached 300 wins last...

Wife of D'Backs Pitcher Found Dead at Home

Tests pending to see why Gabrielle Schoeneweis died

(Newser) - The wife of Arizona Diamondbacks pitcher Scott Schoeneweis was found dead in the couple's home yesterday, the Arizona Republic reports. Investigators have yet to determine how Gabrielle Schoeneweis died, but they said there are no signs of foul play. Schoeneweis learned of his wife's death just before last night's double-header...

Pitcher Schilling Retires at 42

(Newser) - Red Sox pitcher Curt Schilling says he's retiring from baseball. The 42-year-old right-hander who won World Series championships with Arizona and Boston announced on his blog today that he's leaving after 23 years with "zero regrets." Schilling missed all of last season with a shoulder injury. For his...

Giants' Lincecum Wins NL Cy Young

Right-hander who led majors in strikeout easily fends off Arizona's Webb

(Newser) - San Francisco Giants right-hander Tim Lincecum won the National League’s Cy Young Award today, the Chronicle reports. The 24-year-old, in his first full season in the big leagues, led the majors in strikeouts with 265, and posted an 18-5 record with a 2.62 ERA. Lincecum got 23 of...

Dodgers Clinch NL West
 NL West 

Dodgers Clinch NL West

(Newser) - The Los Angeles Dodgers clinched the NL West today before they even got on the field. Because the Arizona Diamondbacks lost to St. Louis, the Dodgers are assured of their first division title in 4 years, the LA Times reports. "The main goal is to get to the World...

Curt Schilling: A Very Human Superman
 Curt Schilling:
 A Very Human

Curt Schilling: A Very Human Superman

Love him or hate him, departing ace was a compelling figure

(Newser) - Plenty of fans adore Curt Schilling, plenty more harbor less admiring thoughts about him, and Kevin van Valkenburg, writing in the Baltimore Sun, feels a little bit of both. As the Red Sox pitcher faces a season-ending surgery, a look back at his career shows a gifted athlete with a...

Byrnes Breaks Slump, D-Backs TopTigers

Arizona capitalizes on Guillen throwing error in seventh inning

(Newser) - Eric Byrnes lined out to left field in his first at-bat Friday night and finally felt good about his swing. Byrnes broke out of a monthlong slump with a homer and two RBIs, Dan Haren pitched seven innings and the Arizona Diamondbacks beat Detroit 4-3 to hand the slumping Tigers...

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