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  • Doug's Four-Point Stance: ASU's Crow alienating respected Valley twosome
    Doug Franz | July 18, 2013 9:25 pm
    SEC MEDIA DAYS There's just nothing like it. Over 1,000 members of the media. Thousands of fans in the hotel area because the hotel is attached to a mall. We get Bret Bielema versus Gus Malzahn,...
  • Second half hopes for the Arizona Diamondbacks
    Doug Franz | July 17, 2013 10:28 pm
    If the Arizona Diamondbacks hope to stay atop the National League West in the second half of the season, there are a few scenarios that must play out. Don't trade Skaggs, Bradley or Holmberg The...
  • MLB needs to decide if the All-Star Game is an exhibition or if it counts
    Doug Franz | July 16, 2013 9:37 pm
    The All-Star Game is a great vehicle to determine home-field advantage for the World Series. This exhibition game is a terrible idea to be the determining factor for home-field advantage. Baseball...
  • I hope Johnny Manziel figures it out off the field
    Doug Franz | July 16, 2013 9:22 am
    I hate chocolate but I like candy bars. I love tomatoes. I love cheese. I love Caprese. I hate tomato soup and grilled cheese. I know. I can't explain it either. In sports, I root for losers...
  • Weekend wants
    Doug Franz | July 12, 2013 7:13 pm
    Here's what I want to see this weekend. AN OUTSTANDING OUTING Ian Kennedy pitches Sunday. We know he's been straddling the fence this year between poor and below average. The chances of...
  • We need Kennedy
    Doug Franz | July 10, 2013 2:35 pm
    It's even harder when there are no answers. When work ethic isn't in question, is it talent? When talent isn't in question, is it family or personal problems eroding performance? When mental...
  • Doug's Verbal Vomit: Cahill's struggles continue
    Doug Franz | June 26, 2013 4:37 pm
    Doug Franz of Doug and Wolf had a lot of topics he wanted to touch on during Wednesday's show, but not enough time to touch on them all. So, he crammed his thoughts into about three minutes -- or what...
  • The season's fulcrum
    Doug Franz | June 25, 2013 4:21 pm
    There is not a more important 20 games for the D-backs than between now and the All-Star break. The fulcrum of the season starts now. The starting pitching hasn't won a game in the last 16. Trevor...
  • Breaking down the Phoenix Coyotes ownership situation
    Doug Franz | June 24, 2013 10:45 am
    If you've been wondering who to get mad at, who to support and who to believe in when it comes to the Phoenix Coyotes, the answer is NO ONE. Nobody is evil. Nobody is a saint. Very few are in over...
  • Doug's Four-point Stance: NBA Finals Edition
    Doug Franz | June 21, 2013 8:11 am
    GREGG POPOVICH: It's clear why you didn't play Tony Parker at the end of Game 6. He must be hurt much worse than the team is letting on. TIM DUNCAN: I love how you blamed yourself...
  • Call for Colly
    Doug Franz | June 20, 2013 8:25 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 10:04 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 10:16 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 11:45 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 7:57 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 7:22 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 8:11 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 10:51 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 7:43 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 10:07 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...
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