Dback Nation Articles

Relief Teacher

nickbaker-200x200From time to time we hear stories of baseball’s early superstars having jobs in the offseason; Jackie Robinson sold appliances, Yogi Berra sold Christmas trees with his best friend Joe Garagiola, Jim Palmer sold men’s suits, it was far from an uncommon practice. Others, like Rogers Hornsby, just sat around waiting for spring…you know the quote. It’s a different game in baseball’s current state, that is, at least at it’s highest level.

Baseball beneath the major league surface is as much a mystery as outer-space or the depths of the ocean for many people…

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Author: Joe Cortez
Date: 01/11/2017

Aces Introduce Jerry Narron as New Manager at Greater Navada Field

010417_jerrynarron_00001-x200Upon arriving at the Reno Aces clubhouse for the introductory press conference of the new manager, you notice something a bit out of the ordinary.

A gentleman was leaning up against the wall with his hands in his pockets. He was ‘decked’ out in a bright green jacket covered in aces playing cards and poker chips complete with a matching tie. I didn’t think this was actually Jerry Narron. The man who had over 40-plus years of experience in baseball, but that’s exactly who it was.

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Author: Jessica Kleinschmidt
Date: 01/05/2017

Joey Krehbiel Vs. Cancer

KrehbielArticle2 (200x200)After being drafted by the Angels and traded to the Diamondbacks, D-Backs pitching prospect and 2016 Salt River Rafters reliever Joey Krehbiel began to make a name for himself, not only thanks to his fastball that sits in the mid-nineties, but his ratio of 10.7 strikeouts per 9 innings in the minors.

Krehbiel’s 2016 season was arguably his best yet, finishing with a 2.75 ERA and 1.168 WHIP in 52 games for the Mobile BayBears, which led to Krehbiel being named to his first All-Star team, then later the Salt River Rafters of the Arizona Fall League.

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Author: Nicholas Badders
Date: 11/19/2016