Ballpark Blues

By: Hannah Bronkema The premature closing of spring training facilities across the valley has led to an eerie silence in what used to be a bustling hub for baseball fans and players alike. As the dreams of Opening Day at Chase Field dance around in the heads of Arizona’s baseball hopefuls, it seems as though the…

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Nationals 2020 Season Preview

From being the worst team in baseball with an unpleasant record of 19-31 in May to winning the franchise’s first World Series title, the Nationals 2019 season was a marvel. Head Skipper Davey Martinez started the season urging his team to “Go 1-0 today”. After winning the NL Wild Card game against the Brewers with…

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Baseball’s Glass Ceiling is Starting to Crack

“You mean softball?” “No I mean baseball.” I have heard that a million times and I gladly say I’m still playing baseball.  My love for the game is unlike anything else. When I get on that field everything comes naturally. I feel at home and I wouldn’t want to be any place else. I have…

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Ride or Die Diamondbacks

There are many reasons to have an affiliation with a team. Maybe it was your parents’ favorite team, or where you were from, or maybe you just randomly picked a team one day and decided to stick with it till the end. For me, the Arizona Diamondbacks are my ride or die team. Two of…

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The Names We All Know and Love

Not only is he your favorite player, but he makes a huge contribution to the team as well. The guys in the clubhouse love being around him, and he has great stats to back him up. Before every game you can count on him signing autographs, taking pictures, and throwing balls to fans. He spends…

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Trader Joe’s Shopping List: MLB Edition

These days, grocery shopping at Trader Joe’s is more like a sporting event than anything else. Long lines, crowds, and if you get there too late you miss all the good stuff. That’s why it’s important to have a solid list (lineup) prepared before you head out. I personally curated this Trader Joe’s shopping “lineup”…

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5 Things I Learned Working in Sports

My first job in the sports industry was with the Arizona Diamondbacks. The little girl who rocked purple and teal t-shirts and grew up going to Bank One Ballpark/Chase Field was screaming. I joined the street team during the 2017 season and came back the following season as a game operations assistant. Whether it was…

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A Pittsburgh Pirates 2020 Preview

2019 was a season full of strange events for the Pittsburgh Pirates, from coaches and players fighting, freak injuries, to one of their star players getting arrested. Though there were some bright spots for the 2019 Pirates, last season was frustrating to say the least. However, there’s always next season.  During this past offseason, the…

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Cheaty, Cheaty, Bang Bang

Trash cans, wires, whistles from the dugout, a mysterious monitor, fake twitter accounts… you know the story. The Houston Astros sign-stealing scandal. Months after the 2019 World Series, where the underdogs from the nation’s capital bested the offensive phenomenon that was the Astros, the investigation findings became public. The fall out was underwhelming. A few…

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