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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... More »

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... More »

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,
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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... More »

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... More »

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... More »

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... More »

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... More »

D'backs Beat Rockies, Webb Improves to 9-0

(Newser) - Backed by Stephen Drew's career-high four hits, Brandon Webb became the major leagues' first nine-game winner when the Arizona Diamondbacks defeated the Colorado Rockies 8-5 last night. Webb (9-0) – who has won his first nine starts - allowed three runs on six hits, walked one and struck out eight.... More »

D'backs Bite Rockies 8-4

(Newser) - Backed by Stephen Drew's three-run homer, Randy Johnson went five shaky innings for his 287th career victory and the Arizona Diamondbacks beat Colorado 8-4 on Tuesday night. The Big Unit (3-1) gave up four runs and nine hits, striking out four and walking none. Chris Young had three hits as... More »

Ward Double Clinches Cubbies' Sweep

Chicago avenges series loss to Arizona in last year's playoffs

(Newser) - Pinch-hitter Daryle Ward delivered a two-run double in the eighth inning, and the Chicago Cubs rallied again to beat Arizona 6-4 Sunday after the anticipated showdown between Carlos Zambrano and Randy Johnson got wiped out. Carlos Marmol (1-0) struck out two in a perfect eighth and Kerry Wood pitched the... More »

Soriano Sparks Cubbies' Rally

Six run seventh ruins strong outing by Arizona rookie

(Newser) - Alfonso Soriano had four hits, including a go-ahead double in a six-run seventh inning, and showed some flair on the bases to help the Cubs beat Arizona 7-2. Kosuke Fukudome's first homer since opening day capped the seventh-inning rally as the Cubs won their second straight against the team that... More »

Cubs Cruise Past Diamondbacks

Lily strikes out 10 and drives in tying run

(Newser) - Ted Lilly kept his glove on his hand this time. Lilly gave up another homer to Chris Young, but instead of throwing a tantrum the left-hander led the Chicago Cubs over Arizona 3-1 today in the first meeting between the teams since the Diamondbacks' sweep in last year's playoffs. Young... More »

Webb Goes Distance, Improves to 8-0

Arizona tops Philly 8-3 behind ace's 13th career complete game

(Newser) - Brandon Webb became the first pitcher to win his first eight starts in three years, tossing his 13th career complete game to help the Arizona Diamondbacks beat the Philadelphia Phillies 8-3 on Thursday. The 2006 NL Cy Young Award winner struck out four and didn't walk a batter in his... More »

Phillies Top D-backs 5-4

(Newser) - Chase Utley singled in the go-ahead run in the eighth and Arizona twice blew late-inning leads Wednesday night when the Philadelphia Phillies beat the Diamondbacks 5-4. Conor Jackson went 2-for-3 with two RBIs, including a run-scoring double that put Arizona up 4-3 in the seventh. More »

Big Unit Earns 286th Career Win

(Newser) - Stephen Drew hit a three-run homer and Randy Johnson earned his 286th victory as the Arizona Diamondbacks defeated the Philadelphia Phillies 6-4 on Tuesday night in a matchup of NL division leaders. Drew's homer capped a five-run outburst against Adam Eaton (0-1) in the fourth inning. Johnson (2-1) went six... More »

Moyer Pitches Phillies Past D-backs 11-4

45-year-old lefty hands Arizona third loss in last four games

(Newser) - Jamie Moyer pitched seven strong innings and had an RBI double as the Philadelphia Phillies routed the Arizona Diamondbacks 11-4 on Monday night in a matchup of division leaders. Eric Bruntlett had a three-run triple and Geoff Jenkins and Carlos Ruiz both had three hits as the Phillies managed a... More »

Three-Run Ninth Leads Mets Over Diamondbacks

Santana and Haren duke it out; neither gets the win or loss

(Newser) - First baseman Conor Jackson's ninth inning throwing error allowed Carlos Beltran to score the go-ahead run from second and the New York Mets went on to beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 5-2 yesterday. The Mets won at Arizona for the 15th time in 17 tries and handed the Diamondbacks' just their... More »

Webb Leads Diamondbacks

Right-hander wins his seventh game as Ojeda drives in 6

(Newser) - Brandon Webb became the majors' first seven-game winner, Augie Ojeda drove in a career-high six runs and the Arizona Diamondbacks beat the New York Mets 10-4 today. Webb (7-0) matched Randy Johnson in 2000 for the fastest start by a Diamondbacks pitcher. Starting in place of injured second baseman Orlando... More »

Reyes Nearly Hits for Cycle in Mets Win

He's thrown out at home trying to stretch a triple into a homer

(Newser) - Jose Reyes had four hits and was thrown out at the plate in the eighth inning while trying to complete the cycle with an inside-the-park homer, leading the New York Mets over the Arizona Diamondbacks 7-2 Friday. He motored around the bases after hitting a long drive off the center-field... More »

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