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What Baseball Teaches Us About Big Data

Mike Cassidy | Posted 09.08.2014 | Sports
Mike Cassidy

The idea that stats can outsmart baseball brains is the source of a heated and ongoing debate. It is wise, but not necessarily universally accepted by fans and pundits. How can a machine outperform years of coaching ball?

WATCH: D-Backs Player's Gutsy Play Pays Off

The Huffington Post | Michael Klopman | Posted 08.10.2014 | Sports

Colorado Rockies catcher Mike McKenry and reliever Rex Brothers didn't see it coming. With Arizona's David Peralta extending his lead on third bas...

WATCH: Pirates Player Lost A Bet

The Huffington Post | Thomas McKenna | Posted 08.04.2014 | Sports

When Pirates second baseman Neil Walker smashed a deep home run at Chase Field Saturday night, he was convinced that the ball had landed in the stadiu...

Ouch! D-Backs Player's Foul Ball Chase Didn't End Well

Posted 06.23.2014 | Sports

A fan's head got in the way of Diamondbacks third baseman Martin Prado when he chased a foul ball heading toward the seats on Sunday. As Prado reached...

Brewers Got The Best Kind Of Revenge

The Huffington Post | Michael Klopman | Posted 08.03.2014 | Sports

Milwaukee Brewers catcher Jonathan Lucroy taught the Arizona Diamondbacks a lesson in payback on Tuesday. After Arizona reliever Evan Marshall appeare...

Minor Leaguer Goes On Incredible Home Run Streak

AP | Posted 05.23.2014 | Sports

KODAK, Tenn. (AP) — Arizona farmhand Jon Griffin ran his homer streak to five at-bats Thursday, connecting leading off the second inning in the Mobi...

WATCH: Fan Spills Beer On Date trying To Catch Foul Ball

The Huffington Post | Arman Walia | Posted 04.29.2014 | Sports

A Diamondbacks fan tried catching a foul ball on Monday night at Chase Field, but failed and ended up spilling his beer over his date. Good luck, bro....

Stories the Mets Tell Themselves

Lincoln Mitchell | Posted 06.24.2014 | Sports
Lincoln Mitchell

Despite four pennants and two World Series victories, the Mets have embraced the lovable loser narrative. This is a difficult thing to define; clearly Mets fans to prefer their team to win, but the existence of this narrative, even though its relationship to reality is more tenuous, gives the Mets a more forgiving environment than some teams.

What if the Dodgers Don't Win the Pennant This Year?

Lincoln Mitchell | Posted 05.30.2014 | Sports
Lincoln Mitchell

The Los Angeles Dodgers, pre-season favorites according to most baseball analysts and experts, are currently in first place in the NL West and have the best record in baseball after beating the Arizona Diamondbacks in a two game opening series in Australia.

Report: Angels Trade Slugger In 3-Team Deal

AP | RONALD BLUM | Posted 12.11.2013 | Sports

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — The Arizona Diamondbacks have agreed to acquire outfielder Mark Trumbo from the Anaheim Angels as part of a three-team...

A Baseball Lesson in Building Culture and Managing Talent

Dov Seidman | Posted 12.23.2013 | Sports
Dov Seidman

In our era of "Moneyball," quant jocks, and $100 million-plus payrolls, the story of how one baseball team found a more enduring competitive advantage offers a valuable playbook for Little League coaches, corporate chief executive officers, and leaders of all organizations.

Mariano Rivera Was Not Perfect, But He Was Resilient

Lincoln Mitchell | Posted 11.17.2013 | Sports
Lincoln Mitchell

Nobody, even the great Mariano Rivera, is perfect. Great athletes must be able to bounce back from defeat; and Rivera proved over and over he was able to do this.

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The Huffington Post | Chris Greenberg | Posted 09.07.2013 | Sports

In just his third start of the 2013 season, Yusmeiro Petit was nearly perfect for the San Francisco Giants. The 28-year-old righty retired the fir...

Generous Giants Fan Gives Gift To Opposing Fan

Posted 09.05.2013 | Sports

An act of generosity by a young Giants fan in enemy territory provided an unexpected highlight during a game at Chase Field in Arizona on Sunday. ...

D-Backs Star Earns College Degree

AP | BOB BAUM | Posted 09.04.2013 | Sports

PHOENIX (AP) — In the midst of a breakout season, Arizona Diamondbacks first baseman Paul Goldschmidt has earned a college degree. Go...

WATCH: Diamondbacks Pitcher Pranked By Teammates

The Huffington Post | Thomas McKenna | Posted 08.19.2013 | Sports

In addition to posting a consistently solid sophomore season for the Arizona Diamondbacks, starting pitcher Wade Miley is apparently also known for hi...

'About Ready To Come Out?'

AP | CHRIS ADAMSKI | Posted 10.18.2013 | Sports

PITTSBURGH — Kirk Gibson would like to have a private conversation with disgraced slugger Ryan Braun. The Arizona Diamondbacks manager said Sun...

D-Backs Walk Off In Epic Fashion

AP | BOB BAUM | Posted 10.14.2013 | Sports

PHOENIX — Arizona did it again. Not a walk-off home run this time. A game-ending base hit did just fine. The result was another excruciating lo...

WHOOPS: Stadium Noise Disrupts D-Backs Pitcher

Posted 08.11.2013 | Sports

Arizona's J.J. Putz was about to pitch to Mets first baseman Justin Turner in the ninth inning on Saturday night, but the man running the stadium's PA...

PHOTOS: Two D-Backs Reporters Live Tweet Getting Stuck In Fenway Elevator

Posted 08.04.2013 | Sports

Two reporters who cover the Arizona Diamondbacks briefly became the story on Saturday night when they were stuck in an elevator at Fenway Park. St...

WATCH: Dominant Darvish Strikes Out 14

Posted 08.02.2013 | Sports

Yu Darvish may yet single-handedly turn the Arizona Diamondbacks against Interleague play. For the second time this season, Darvish has recorded 14 st...

Padres Trade For Star Pitcher

AP | Posted 07.31.2013 | Sports

PHOENIX (AP) — The Arizona Diamondbacks have sent struggling right-hander Ian Kennedy to the San Diego Padres for left-handed reliever Joe Thatcher,...

WATCH: Ball Boy Makes Amazing Catch

Posted 07.31.2013 | Sports

A Tampa Bay ball boy received a standing ovation from a handful of Rays relievers when he made an amazing catch during a game against the Arizona Diam...

With Soriano Trade Looming, Cubs Lose

AP | JOSE M. ROMERO | Posted 07.26.2013 | Chicago

PHOENIX -- Chicago players were upset about the news of teammate Alfonso Soriano's impending trade to the Yankees, and manager Dale Sveum thought that...

Cubs Power To 7-6 Win Over D'Backs

AP | Posted 09.24.2013 | Chicago

PHOENIX — Nate Schierholtz lined a two-out double into the left-field corner in the top of the 12th inning to drive in the go-ahead run and the ...