Updated Jun 25, 2013 - 4:27 pm
They make an old football player want to pop the mouthguard in and rip somebody's face off.
This is the story of the season right now. It may change at some point this season, but creeping up on the halfway point of the season there's no dispute: chemistry is beating calculators.
If you're a fan of a team, there isn't a better team trait you could have than a willingness to compete to the very end. The Diamondbacks lead all of baseball in one-run wins (17), extra-innings wins (8), come from behind victories (21), and run differential from the 7th inning on (+36).
Many analysts look at these numbers and smirk, sighting how lucky the D-backs have been and I think that's a bunch of bull-flop. Although I admit these numbers can't continue on the pace they are, how many times do you have to be lucky before one declares that this is no coincidence?
Chemistry is kicking the calculator all over the diamond. And don't we love it!
Ron Wolfley, Co-host of Doug & Wolf
- Tim Kurkjian, ESPN MLB insider - Wednesday April 23ESPN MLB insider Tim Kurkjian discusses what the D-backs need to do to turn things around.
- Kevin Towers, D-backs GM - Wednesday April 23What can be done to save the season?
- Kirk Gibson, D-backs manager - Tuesday April 22D-backs manager Kirk Gibson talks about the team's struggles.
- Bickley Blast - Monday April 21Dan goes off on the struggling D-backs.
- Tim Kurkjian, ESPN MLB Insider - Thursday April 17Tim Kurkjian talks about the Diamondbacks' tough start to the season.
- Bickley Blast - Thursday April 17Bickley blasts Kevin Towers' philosophy and the need for an analytics GM.
- Derrick Hall, D-backs President and CEO - Thursday April 17Is it too early to make a change?