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  • Remembering your dad this Father's Day
    Doug Franz | June 11, 2013 6:22 pm
    My huge take away from Tuesday's show didn't happen on the air. It happened during a not so beautiful part of the program. I love our conversations with our guests regarding their dads. Tom Candiotti...
  • Doug's Four-Point Stance: Bravo, D-backs fans
    Doug Franz | June 10, 2013 7:11 am
    TREVOR CAHILL: He's given up more earned runs in two June starts than he did in all of April or May. CODY ROSS: Made the third out at third base Saturday night while trailing 8-0. It is unimaginable...
  • Two Diamondbacks extremes
    Doug Franz | June 07, 2013 9:51 pm
    I spent the day at the ballpark today. You know there's something special going on when every player loves talking about the guy who's carrying them. Paul Goldschmidt gets completely harassed...
  • My fascinating day
    Doug Franz | June 07, 2013 6:43 am
    I had a fascinating day. Started with ASU basketball, then went to Cardinals football and on to the show. I met with Herb Sendek for coffee and donuts. I'm not special. A few members of the media...
  • Doug's Four-Point Stance: Why pitch to Goldschmidt?
    Doug Franz | June 05, 2013 9:07 am
    PAUL GOLDSCHMIDT Top of the 14th inning. Two on and two outs. He does it again. In baseball terms, if you have runners on second and third, there is a base open. If the runners are on first...
  • Times are golden for Paul Goldschmidt
    Doug Franz | June 03, 2013 5:29 pm
    Let me add to a great stat provided by Nick...
  • The four things I want to see this weekend - 5/31
    Doug Franz | May 31, 2013 4:43 pm
    1) For me to finally hit my 4-wood like a man. 2) Ian Kennedy has to step up on Saturday. The D-backs have been rocked with early deficits in their last two games. The bullpen is still beat up from...
  • Gee for President
    Doug Franz | May 30, 2013 9:14 pm
    E. Gordon Gee was ranked as the best president among American colleges. Now we know what is wrong with the American educational system. If this is the role model that all other universities look...
  • Pitch well or be replaced
    Doug Franz | May 29, 2013 5:35 pm
    The rotation is unbelievable. The Diamondbacks have some major choices ahead of them. Tyler Skaggs was great in the early game of the doubleheader. Daniel Hudson's rehab is basically over. He's now...
  • Suns are still in the tunnel but there is light
    Doug Franz | May 28, 2013 4:08 pm
    I can see the light! I completely accepted moving Steve Nash and beginning the rebuilding process for the Phoenix Suns. However, recognizing the time to rebuild and knowing how to do it are two completely...
  • Here are three things I want to see this weekend
    Doug Franz | May 24, 2013 4:45 pm
    RUNS The D-backs' offense has been a hair above terrible in the last two weeks. The Padres have been playing much better ball than their talent should allow. They've also owned Arizona at Chase...
  • Doug's Four-point Stance: Cahill's disappointing, but he's been better than Parker
    Doug Franz | May 23, 2013 7:24 am
    TREVOR CAHILL I'm really disappointed at how good Cahill's stuff is and how average (at worst) or inconsistent (at best) he is as a pitcher. Keep in mind though, he is pitching much better...
  • Doug's Four-point Stance: It's time to bust the Umpires Association
    Doug Franz | May 22, 2013 7:11 am
    ADRIAN JOHNSON You do not lose baseball games based on umpires. The D-backs lost to the Rockies because they were down 4-0 in the seventh inning. They lost because Ian Kennedy isn't pitching...
  • Doug's Four-Point Stance: Patrick Corbin really is this good
    Doug Franz | May 20, 2013 8:52 pm
    PATRICK CORBIN Every week I'm writing something else about Corbin. Too bad the national media haven't figured it out yet. At least MLB Network spent some time on him after the near-shutout...
  • Phoenix Suns: Just say 'no' to Kelvin Sampson
    Doug Franz | May 17, 2013 1:00 pm
    Please don't do it. Please step up now and alleviate all concerns. Please don't hire Kelvin Sampson as the head coach of the Phoenix Suns. He has an excellent basketball mind. He's an excellent...
  • Doug's Four-point Stance: Kennedy gets a win he doesn't deserve
    Doug Franz | May 16, 2013 7:24 am
    IAN KENNEDY I am happy for Ian because there were so many games in 2010 that he got the loss or a no-decision that he didn't deserve. Josh Byrnes and the 2010 bullpen cost him so many wins,...
  • Doug's Four-point Stance: Gentry should be the next coach of the Bobcats
    Doug Franz | May 14, 2013 8:57 pm
    ALVIN GENTRY He came in studio on Tuesday. As you can guess, when an NBA head coach comes in studio to talk basketball, he's a friend of the show. In our conversations during "not-so-beautiful-parts-of-the-program"...
  • Doug's Four-point Stance: Can't wait to see Upton back at Chase
    Doug Franz | May 13, 2013 4:27 pm
    JUSTIN UPTON Suddenly cooling off as the series with the D-backs is approaching. Probably it has more to do with the health of Jason Heyward, but I'm still interested. It doesn't matter whether...
  • Doug's Four-Point Stance: What Corbin's ascension means
    Doug Franz | May 10, 2013 4:27 pm
    PATRICK CORBIN The D-backs are 7-0 when he starts. There's two ways to look at the D-backs this season. 1) They're being carried by two young pitchers who won't be able to sustain this on...
  • Three random conversations
    Doug Franz | May 09, 2013 5:48 pm
    I quickly talked with three men at new Suns general manager Ryan McDonough's introductory press conference Thursday. They were casual conversations with three people. I'm going to leave two people's...
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