LOS ANGELES – If there were an organization that, by appearances, took personally the fresh abundances and ensuing strut of the Los Angeles Dodgers, it was the Arizona Diamondbacks.
They challenged the air space around Dodgers’ hitters’ ears, they drew and re-drew lines in the dirt, they retroactively announced adult swim, and they happily advanced the conversation that they, the Diamondbacks, were the willing and eager party to the commissioner’s global baseball initiative, which the Dodgers undertook with the spirit of a hemorrhaging seal dumped into Bondi Bay.
In the NL West, which the Dodgers appear equipped to win for the next decade, the Diamondbacks would fight back with grit and intellect and enthusiasm, if not bankroll, which sounded great. In reality, the Diamondbacks’ season began on March 22, which is coming up on a month ago, and they’d won four games. (Though, to be fair, they have been close a few other times.)Read More »from Diamondbacks' rough start has them coiled up in cellar of NL West