The Arizona Diamondbacks were created as a result of the growing population in Phoenix,
Arizona, where there was a lack of a MLB team. In 1995, Jerry Colangelo was granted a
franchise that would soon be known as the Diamondbacks. They were to begin play in 1998,
and demand for Diamondbacks tickets was never higher, because many people who buy
Diamondbacks tickets now used to be fans of other teams before the Diamondbacks were
created. The name Diamondback comes from the Western Diamondback, a highly
poisonous rattlesnake that is commonly found in Arizona.
The Diamondbacks began play in 1998, and got off to a great start. They were able to win
division titles in 1999, 2001, and 2002, along with the World Series in 2001. Many believe
that this was due to the pure dominance of their pitching team: Curt Schilling and Randy
Johnson were the two stars. These two pitchers alone were enough to get Diamondbacks
tickets to outrageous prices around a decade ago.
After 2001, things took a turn for the worse, and Jerry Colangelo ended up selling his stake in
the team. They had a brief return to glory with a playoff berth in 2007, but again have been
floundering the past few seasons. Many Diamondbacks fans continue to purchase Diamondbacks
tickets to this day, hoping for a return to the glory that was the 2001 season.
Buying Diamondbacks tickets, grants fans access to Chase Field, the
Arizona Diamondbacks stadium, located in downtown Phoenix. It was built for the
Diamondbacks and opened on the day of their very first game. One of the most unique
aspects of Chase Field is the dynamic roof. If it's an extremely hot day, the roof will be closed and blast the entire stadium with air-conditioning.
Fans of the Diamondbacks are rabid and enthusiastic, as well as being fiercely loyal to
the team. Many of the older fans are extremely dedicated to the Diamondbacks, often
purchasing season Diamondbacks tickets every single year. Most of them are hoping for a
throwback to the original success of the Diamondbacks in 1998 through 2001, but the rest
are simply content that they have a team in the desert. After years of following Southern
Californian and Texas-based teams, in 1998 many future Arizona Diamondbacks fans were
elated to hear that they would have a team of their own. It's not uncommon to hear chants
for every single player on the Diamondbacks.
Diamondbacks tickets often sell out even when the team is doing poorly, because of this
loyalty. This rabid fan support contributes greatly to the morale and esteem of the
Diamondbacks, boosting them on to future success and glory.
12-9-13: The Arizona Diamondbacks are trying to be busy this off-season but recently lost out on two outfielders one of which was their own in Chris Young who went to the Mets. Rumors on the hot stove say that the Diamondbacks were in play for Carlos Beltran and in fact offered him a more lucrative contract and the Yankees did. However last week Carlos Beltran and the New York Yankees agreed on a three-year deal worth $45 million. The National League West was not one of the more competitive divisions and the Diamondbacks were able to finish in second place with only 81 wins giving them a 500 record. They finished 11 games out of the division lead but did put together a decent home record of 45–36. 32-year-old outfielder Cody Ross is recovering from off-season hip surgery and will apparently resume running at the end of the 2013 year.
8/21/13 - The Arizona Diamondbacks are in second place and trail the division by 7.5 games. They're six and four in the last 10 games. Last night the Diamondbacks pulled out a road victory in Cincinnati and won the game 5 to 2. Diamondbacks ace Patrick Corbin pitched a complete game with 10 strikeouts. Both Martin Prado and Paul Goldschmidt homered in the game. Over the weekend the Diamondbacks will travel to Philadelphia for a three game series against the Phillies. The Diamondbacks are 45 games out of the wildcard.
8/6/13 - The Arizona Diamondbacks have fallen out of first place and are now in second place with a record of 56 – 55. They have lost two straight games and will face the Tampa Bay rays this week.
7/31/13 - The DBacks have traded Ian Kennedy to the Padres in exchange for left-handed reliever Joe Thatcher, Class A reliever Matt Stites and a sandwich pick between the second and third rounds of the 2014 draft.
7/19/13: The NL West is one of the weaker divisions in baseball and the Arizona Diamondbacks are in first place while being just 5 games over .500. With a record of 50-45 the D-backs have a 2.5 game lead for the division. Before the break, Arizona went 6-4 in their last 10 games. When play resumes they will face their division foes the SF Giants. Paul Goldschmidt leads the team in virtually every offensive category, including batting average, home runs as well as RBIs. Arizona ranks 14th in the MLB in terms of runs scored with 399. Ian Kennedy will face Chad Gaudin on Friday when the season resumes.
7/7/13: Left-hand pitcher Patrick Corbin, and first basement 1B Paul Goldschmidt were named 2013 National league All Stars. This is the first All-Star appearance for both players.
6/12/13 - The Arizona Diamondbacks are in first place of the NL West division with a record of 36-29. With upcoming matchups against the Dodgers and Padres, they will look to continue the small success they have had so far this season. Led offensively by Gerardo Parra and Paul Goldschmidt, the D-backs have a balanced attack at the plate. Pitching wise it is Patrick Corbin leading the way with a perfect 9-0 record and an ERA of 1.98. The 23 year old lefty is in just his second year in the majors and already dominating.