Full Squad Practices and Team to Honor Tucson
Every D-backs player is in attendance today, and the full squad is on the field right now for its first full practice of the season.
Prior to heading out to the field, General Manager Josh Byrnes, President & CEO Derrick Hall and Managing General Partner Ken Kendrick spoke to the players in a team meeting, with each pressing on issues that were pertinent to the squad. Byrnes stated that team team’s goal is to win the World Series, and that the organization will push toward that. Hall and Kendrick spoke about the players representing the organization and the state of Arizona with pride.
After the meeting, as players were out on the fields, all three met with the media. We’ve got sound from all three.
President and Chief Executive Officer Derrick Hall:
Managing General Partner Ken Kendrick:
Executive Vice President, General Manager Josh Byrnes:
D-backs to Honor Tucson March 28
The D-backs will host Tucson Appreciation Day on March 28 when the team takes on the Milwaukee Brewers at Tucson Electric Park at 1:05 p.m.
The event will be a way for the organization to say thanks to the fans of Southern Arizona who have supported the team so well for 13 years.
All fans in attendance on March 28 will receive a pennant honoring the D-backs Spring Training camp in Tucson. Fans in attendance will also have the opportunity to win prizes throughout the game, including autographed D-backs jerseys. D-backs players and coaches will salute the crowd after the game and children will have be able to run the bases after the game. The club’s mascot, D. Baxter, will also be in attendance to interact with fans.
“This has been our home since our inception and 13 springs down here means a lot,” Hall said. “This has been a special place to us. There are fans who we want to pay close attention to while we’re here, and to thank them and appreciate them.”