Not Much Spoiling Going On

The Arizona Diamondbacks had been playing well over the past couple of weeks until they hit yet another roadblock this week – two good teams.  The Diamondbacks have fallen flat on this 7 game road trip, so far going 2-4 after back to back losses in Colorado to the Rockies.

I’m not sure what it is.  Is it the good teams?  Is it the Dbacks have given up?  I don’t think that’s what it is, although it does seem like they are just going through the motions these days.  Last night, starter Doug Davis gave up a couple of runs early and the Dbacks never recovered.  One of their strong suits early was their knack to comeback.  Now that they are out of the playoff race (although they were never really in it), it seems at times they just want to get this season over with.  However, last week it seemed maybe after a five game win streak and six wins out of seven, maybe they could play the role of spoiler.

Nope.  Not so much.

The only thing they are doing these days is spoiling my appetite whenever they leave runners on base, or swing at ppitches 45 feet out of the strikezone, or allow Chris Young to hit.  You know, things like that.

My only hope is with a handful of home games left, is they leave a good taste in our mouths with their September play and have us yearning for February to come around when the team reports for spring training.

Scott Allen


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  • Daniel Shoptaw

    Couldn’t find an e-mail address, so I apologize for leaving this here. Please let me know if you are interested, as I’ve not been able to lock down any Arizona blogs yet.
    Hi! I run the St. Louis Cardinals blog C70 At The Bat and I’m trying to organize something I’m terming the Baseball Bloggers Alliance. I’d like to see if you were interested.

    What I have in mind for the BBA is first and foremost, to create a pool of contacts across baseball. So if the Diamondbacks have an upcoming series against the Reds, for example, you can easily contact a Reds blogger to exchange insights, ask questions, etc. Some of our members do radio shows at Blog Talk Radio, so having contacts for a blogger for an team they are playing in an upcoming series could be helpful in that regard.

    The other thing I want to do is an occasional project together. For example, I’m hoping to get two blogs per team by October, so that we can do our own MVP or Cy Young voting and compare our results to the baseball writers. I also think this winter would be a good opportunity to do something like an All-Decade team, since we’ll be through the aughts.

    I don’t plan on many projects–it may be just the voting on a yearly basis. I know everyone is busy with their own writing, etc. Please let me know whether or not you are interested and, if possible, another blog that might be interested as well. Thanks for your time!

  • Scott Allen (azscott)

    Hi Daniel,

    Sure I’d be happy to join. I can’t speak for any of the other bloggers in our network, but I’m sure you could find one or two interested, definitely.

    Looking forward to hearing from you soon!


  • Daniel Shoptaw

    Great! Drop me an e-mail at cardinal70 at gmail so I can send you all the info. Thanks!