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  • Call for Colly
    Doug Franz | June 20, 2013 7:25 am
    Josh Collmenter completely belongs as the long reliever. Josh Collmenter needs to become a starter right now. Is there any chance both of those two statements are true? I have a theory into...
  • Doug's Four-Point Stance: LeBron's greatness seen when it counts
    Doug Franz | June 18, 2013 9:04 pm
    LEBRON JAMES: The fourth quarter James displayed is exactly why this human being could become the greatest player of all-time. The fact we had to wait through 23 quarters of the NBA Finals...
  • Doug's Four-Point Stance: D-backs fans didn't show up for Corbin and Co.
    Doug Franz | June 17, 2013 9:16 pm
    D-BACKS FANS: With a 9-0 pitcher on the mound, a possible MVP candidate on first and a potential Rookie of the Year at shortstop, there were fewer than 20,000 fans at the game against Miami....
  • Major League Baseball dropped the ball with Dodgers suspensions
    Doug Franz | June 14, 2013 10:45 am
    About every 10 years, my beloved game embarrasses me. Not coincidentally, Mark McGwire is at the forefront. I say "my game" not as if I own it more than you, for it is truly "our" game. I say my beloved...
  • Breakdown of basebrawl between D-backs and Dodgers
    Doug Franz | June 12, 2013 6:57 am
    The blame game has started. Everyone wants to claim they know the unwritten rules of baseball. Let's look at what really happened last night and lay the blame where it belongs while exonerating those...
  • 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...
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