Talk:Arizona Diamondbacks/Archive 1

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How should current events be handled?

I have done major revisions to this page over the last 2-3 months and included a current events section similar to the Chicago Cubs page. I would appreciate some ideas on how best to update this section, or whether or not to even continue to have it, now that the regualr season is upon us.--Msr69er 08:57, 5 April 2006 (UTC)

Vandalism

Someone keeps on vandalizing this article. He keeps on changing the logos to the old ones. Can someone warn the user that any edits like this are considered vandalism. Thank you. Ric36 17:47, 6 January 2007 (UTC)

Motto

I qualified the "Anyone, Anytime" Motto as the Player motto, and the "The Future is Now" as the team's Marketing motto. --Ubersky 17:39, 15 August 2007 (UTC)

Reaction to new uniforms?

From the article: "While some fans applauded the redesign, most of the reaction to the new color scheme, which included dropping the historical purple and traditional Arizonan colors of copper and turquoise for a reddish color known as 'Sedona Red', has been pointedly negative." The only reference listed I saw that could back up the reaction is an undated, closed Internet poll from about.com. The poll results state 43% say "No, I like the colors that they have now", which can hardly be considered "most of the reaction." Rktur 01:18, 25 September 2007 (UTC)

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Foundation

Were they founded actually in 1998, or in 1995, when Phoenix won the expansion team?

Antonio Take me out of the ball-game Martin

I think people generally count from the year the team begins play. BTW, isn't one of the team colors green? Or is that just on the "A" logo? --Feitclub 05:51, Sep 15, 2004 (UTC)

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Archiving

I set up archiving on this talk page due to some very outdated comments.   jj137 (talk) 01:49, 28 January 2008 (UTC)

Wrong Uniform Cap

The away uniform cap should be the red one, not the black, as evidenced here[1]. I don't know how to do this, so I'm hoping somebody can. 68.98.103.86 (talk) 02:14, 7 June 2008 (UTC)

logos

theres no logo on this page from when thier colors were blue and Gold (color)! --Sonicobbsessed (talk) 03:07, 28 September 2008 (UTC)

Baxter

I think Baxter should be mentioned in here somewhere, and how that he was chosen to be a BobCat mascot, because of Bank One Ballpark (BOB). —Preceding unsigned comment added by 71.223.113.117 (talk) 03:47, 26 March 2009 (UTC)

One of the most exciting ever?

According to the article the 2001 World Series was "one of the most exciting series ever" ... If that's not subjective I don't know what is. Limpidgreen345 (talk) 00:22, 17 September 2009 (UTC)

Old Uniforms

What about the section regarding their old uniforms that they had during the WS championship season...the purple and green? 161.185.151.150 (talk) 17:30, 21 June 2010 (UTC)

Nationality of Players

Given the fact that baseball is becoming an increasingly more international sport (i.e., more non-U.S. leagues in existence, more non-U.S. players in the MLB), the roster formatting on Wikipedia should probably be updated to reflect that. If you look at the formatting for other international sports (such as soccer), the player nationalities are indicated using flag icons. I think this would be a beneficial update to each of the major league rosters in the MLB, it would not be too difficult to implement and it would not clutter the information on the page. However, before such change a change is implemented, I thought it would be healthy to achieve at least some form of consensus on the talk page for each team. yuristache (talk) 01:10, July 24, 2010 (UTC)

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Logo not current

As seen on http://sportslogos.net/team.php?id=50 , the primary logo for the Diamondbacks is just the fanged "A" logo. Can someone update the graphic on the page. I do not have the vector software to do this.

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Broadcasts/Communication

Rod Allen did the radio/television (mostly radio) broadcasts with Greg Schulte and Thom Brennaman during the first 5 seasons. This isn't included on the page but should. Allen is currently the television guy with the Detroit Tigers' broadcasts.

Also, Bob Brenly was one of the television broadcasters with Thom Brennaman for the first 3 seasons before being named manager before the 2001 season. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 148.126.100.82 (talk) 16:28, 3 April 2014 (UTC)

Arizona Diamondbacks owners

The primary owner of the Arizona Diamondbacks is Ken Kendrick. There's absolutely no reason to include Jeffrey Royer, because according to the Diamondbacks, Kendrick is the organization's Managing General Partner, which means Kendrick is the team's designated representative at Major League Baseball (MLB)'s owner meetings. (my URL sources for that are found here, which lists the front office personnel and here–Kendrick's bio from the Diamondbacks). I don't know why User:Dbacksfan22 (talk) continually undoes my edits, but I am determined not to get into another edit-war, which would result in me being blocked from editing for an indefinite period of time. I am seeking consensus from other editors here. Feel free to chime in on this discussion, but there's no link for Jeffrey Royer, so in my opinion, Royer should not be included in the owner field of the infobox. Charlesaaronthompson (talk) 04:04, 6 December 2015 (UTC)

This is incorrect as Jeffrey Royer, Mike Chipman, and Ken Kendrick are listed as the club's owners. There is no justification for "relevance" as the club's owner(s) list should be listed as stated on the club website as per the reference. WP:CONSENSUS (talk) (talk) — Preceding unsigned comment added by Kaiburton (talkcontribs) 17:48, 6 December 2015 (UTC)

The URL I provided lists Kendrick, Chipman, and Royer as the owners of the Diamondbacks (in that order, respectively). Also, the URL website (you can see it here for reference) states that Kendrick is the Managing General Partner, whereas Chipman and Royer are only General Partners. In my opinion, this means that only Kendrick should be listed as the club's primary owner (Kendrick's biography from the team is another URL source). Kendrick's bio states: "Kendrick has taken an active role in the day-to-day operation of the D-backs and is the organization's designated representative when Major League Baseball owners convene during the course of the year." Because there's only a wiklink for Ken Kendrick and not the other owners, and because of the URL sources I have just provided, it stands to reason that only Kendrick should be listed in the |owner= field of the infobox for the article. Charlesaaronthompson (talk) 01:53, 7 December 2015 (UTC)

Royer and Chipman are de facto owners of the team. The box is titled: "Owner(s)", not managing general partner Charlesaaronthompson has mis-used this source. Also, the bio you cited does not preclude Chipman or Royer from participating in any way. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Kaiburton (talkcontribs) 04:05, 7 December 2015 (UTC)

Since the site lists these three individuals, would it not be the most correct to list all three as stated? I don't want to have an edit-war but this is clearly the information provided by the site. ---> http://arizona.diamondbacks.mlb.com/team/front_office.jsp?c_id=ari

Charlesaaronthompson User:Corkythehornetfan — Preceding unsigned comment added by Kaiburton (talkcontribs) 04:24, 7 December 2015 (UTC)

@Kaiburton: I'm sorry, but I fail to see how I mis-used the URL sources I provided. The URL sources I provided clearly state that Kendrick is the "Managing General Partner", whereas Royer and Chipman are only "General Partners". I take this to mean that although Royer and Chipman are members of the ownership group, it is Kendrick who represents the team as its primary owner at Major League Baseball owners' meetings. Also, since there is only a wikilink for Kendrick, and not for either Royer or Chipman, it stands to reason that only Kendrick's name be included in the |owner= field of the infobox. Until or unless an article is created for Jeffrey Royer or Mike Chipman (or both), neither should be included in the |owner= field of the infobox in the Diamondbacks' main article. My main point is that there should be no redlinks in the infobox. Charlesaaronthompson (talk) 18:17, 7 December 2015 (UTC)

New uniforms

Is it about time that we update the team's uniforms? The Diamondbacks have already released their 2016 uniforms. I suggest that they should be updated to the article as soon as possible. MahuCG (talk) 17:21, 31 January 2016 (UTC)

Hall of Famers

Roberto Alomar played for the D-backs in 2004 and his name should join Randy Johnson's as the team's former players in the Baseball Hall of Fame. Unlike the Big Unit, Robbie does not sport an Arizona cap on his plaque so his name should be in regular font instead of bold.. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Quinlanaz (talkcontribs) 07:37, 13 July 2016 (UTC)

Years West Divison titles

The year 2002 stands after 2007. It should be fixed to retain chronological order. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 217.91.120.165 (talk) 07:20, 30 September 2016 (UTC)

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