And now we are coming to the final three teams on the countdown. They are all NL West rivals of the Rockies and I think they all have side work as minions of the Dark Side. We'll begin with the least objectionable of the three teams, the Arizona Diamondbacks. Of course, that is like saying that lethal injection is the most preferable form of execution. It's a little less painful, but in the end you are still dead. Last year I focused on the inability of Arizona to pick a color scheme and stick with it. That is a big no-no in my book, but so is their other major flaw, the mascot. Logically, the mascot for a team nicknamed the Diamondbacks should be a snake. It's just like the Reds should always have red uniforms and the Blue Jays should always have blue uniforms and we all know how awful it was when those teams tried to infuse black into their scheme in the early 2000s. However, the mascot for the Diamondbacks is not a snake...it is a bobcat. How freaking stupid is that? If you want a bobcat as your team mascot, then don't name your team after snakes...name them the Bobcats. The NBA's version wasn't around when Arizona started, so it would have even been unique. But no, Arizona just had to be illogical and mix their animals. I guess it should for a team that couldn't even keep their color scheme for a decade before radically changing it. Maybe in 10 years they will be wearing orange and green uniforms and will be known as the Bobcats. Of course with the Arizona brain trust that would be the perfect opportunity for the to introduce their new mascot Randy the Rattler. Only in Arizona. Okay let's take a look at some team trivia from the most confused franchise in history.
DIAMONDBACKS TEAM TRIVIA
# of players to play in a Diamondbacks game (1998-2013) - 359
# of those players to have a Diamondbacks card (as of today) - 257
% of Diamondbacks players to appear on a Diamondbacks card - 71.6%
Big names left out - Kris Benson, Jeff Cirillo, Dontrelle Willis
# of new Diamondbacks in 2013 - 24
Total # of Diamondbacks in 2013 - 44
position on last year's list -- #28 = SAME
Let's take a look at the first half of the 2013 Arizona Diamondbacks with the team card leading the way.
I'll be back tomorrow with Part 2.
Thanx for reading.