Baseball is on Facebook. It’s warm and sunny in Portland while cool Phoenix. The Diamondbacks are better than we ever dreamed and the Dodgers are riding the struggle bus. The world is all out of whack and no one’s complaining.
In fact, there are even reasons to be excited!
Our friends from Baseball Prospectus are hosting what is shaping up to be a tremendous event at Chase Field on June 30th! If you buy a ticket, you’ll be admitted to a private event about two hours before game time. You’ll hear from Baseball Prospectus personalities like Craig Goldstein and Brett Sayre, D-backs pre/post game radio man Mike Ferrin, D-backs Director of Pro Scouting Jason Parks and D-backs Director of Baseball Operations Sam Eaton. You’ll also receive a ticket to the ballgame, a D-backs duffel bag and a discount on your next Baseball Prospectus subscription. That’s a damn fine way to spend $46, which also happens to be Patrick Corbin’s jersey number so you know it’s gonna be good.
Yours truly may also be in attendance and for those who’ve followed this site for any time at all, you’ll recognize the power and insight provided by the guests listed above. So come hang out. Come have fun! Come meet other passionate baseball fans and make new friends!
For more information and to buy tickets, please click here.
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