The Royals battle the Diamondbacks today, at the usual time. Zach/k Grei/ienke will start.
If I was called in to name a professional sports team, I would follow two maxims: 1) no strange adjectives or concepts that don't have a clear singular/plural status ("Heat", "Jazz", etc) and always look strange when you have to do fancy things like, um, use the team name in a sentence and 2) no awkward or especially long names that will obviously be shortened by the lazy and unmotivated mass we call humanity. So "Diamondbacks" would have never made the cut. D-backs or D'backs (some weird Irish homage?) as it were is simply awful.
Todays Royals Review Super Fun Question:
Why is Damon Hollins in camp?
A) More ex-Brave cronyism
B) Year spent with Yomiuri Giants seen as somehow useful or interesting (Hillman version)
C) Year spent with Yomiuri Giants seen as somehow useful or interesting (Nomo/Yabuta/Tsao [well he's actually from Taiwan, but lets play along] version)
D) His 15 HRs with Tampa Bay in 2006 showed that he can provide the power the lineup needs