It was a battle of the prospect pitchers: Colorado’s Drew Pomeranz against Arizona’s Trevor Bauer. In here, you’ll see all the pictures I snapped from this game on March 3rd. Enjoy!
All these pix are mine except for the last one…I saw it and had to add it :)
Here are some of the many pictures I got that day…enjoy!
It’s the time of year that all baseball fans wait for…it’s the time of year that is like Christmas Day to each fan…it’s the start of Spring Training camps all over the Cactus & Grapefruit Leagues. I love seeing the Boys Of Summer do what they do best: prepare for the season and also greet their fans with smiles, hugs, autographs, and pictures.
Like many fans, I was out at Salt River Fields at Talking Stick to see the Arizona Diamondbacks have their first full-squad workout of 2012. My friend and I were out there with cameras in hand ready to snap pictures of our favourite players, in hope to capture the perfect action shot, awesome smile shot, or just a random shot to portray the events of the day. I captured many a shot that day, and my friend captured what turned out to be my favourite picture of all: Geoff Blum & I together. Geoff is a longtime favourite of mine and is an all-around wonderful guy and great athlete. His smile and personality are as warm as the Arizona sunshine. His sense of humor is one of the absolute best, and I give him kudos for sporting the best hair on the team. He’s one in a million and he knows how much I adore him :)
I got to see the pitchers and fielders all do their thing that day, but the ones missing were the catchers. I got to talk to one of them after the workouts (Konrad Schmidt) and saw Miguel Montero whiz past me on a scooter. These catchers have to protect their knees somehow, so Miggy’s idea is in the form of a scooter. Whatever it takes, right?
A few days ago, my pal Augie Ojeda received news from his agent that he would not be returning to the Diamondbacks for the 2011 season. Always the class act, Augie took the news with dignity. It will be very strange and empty for me, not seeing Augie at Fan Fest, Spring Training, and on the field at Diamondbacks games. His leaving has left a very big hole and void in my heart, as he and I befriended each other during 2007 upon his arrival to the team and we have been friends ever since.
Good morning to all of my readers! I hope you all had a great Thanksgiving yesterday. I had a nice, quiet one with a small turkey breast, green bean casserole, mashed potatoes, gravy, and stuffing. It was a small meal but good enough to satisfy the appetite. For dessert, it was apple pudding cake and egg nog. Oh how I love the holiday meals and everything about the holidays :)
It’s a few days before Thanksgiving and about 2 weeks before the MLB Winter Meetings. I am hoping that my favourite Diamondback, infielder Augie Ojeda, will return to the Diamondbacks in 2011. Augie has told me a few times how much he’d love to be here this coming season and he has the desire to end his career (when the time comes) as a Diamondback, so I am hoping Kevin Towers will decide to keep him.
I always dread the offseason…first of all because I miss going to Chase Field for games. Second, because I worry if my favourite players will return the next year or not. Third, I am not as big into football or basketball as I used to be. Fourth, I don’t follow hockey much anymore either. But I do go to Arizona Fall League games here and there to get my fix of live baseball and to cure the Offseason Blues, I watch baseball movies. “Major League” tops my list of baseball movies (and movies overall) that I love. I can never get sick of Ricky ‘Wild Thing’ Vaughn, Pedro Cerrano, Willie Mays Hayes, and Jake Taylor!
Now that you’ve found me, allow me to introduce myself to you. My name is April and I am a diehard baseballaholic, if you will. I follow two teams: the Arizona Diamondbacks & the Colorado Rockies. I know they are in the same division, but let me explain why I follow them both: I was raised in Colorado, spending a great majority of my life there since the age of 6, and have followed the Rockies since their Inaugural Year, 1993. In 1998 when the Arizona Diamondbacks came along, I began to follow them, being they were a new team in the National League West and one of my best friends went to work for the team at the time, so it was hard for me NOT to follow them!