Author Archives: Jeff Summers

About Jeff Summers

Just a guy from Section 132 Row 9 Seat 9 trying to understand the metaphysics of baseball and whether the knuckleball defies Newton's first law of motion.

Elation Followed By Misery – The Path to the Dark Side Continues

I have to admit, I came home yesterday with visions of Racing Gracie wielding a light saber laying waste to the Jedi Council. There was something unnerving about that vision. When I tried to describe it, all I could think … Continue reading


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The Path to the Dark Side

Star Wars Day; it seemed like the perfect backdrop for Racing Gracie. What better storyline than a young Legend who becomes a Jedi and using the old Jedi mind games overtakes the evil empire freeing the princess, destroying the Death … Continue reading


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Arg! There Be Barnacles in Yer Beard

With Diamondbacks ace Ian Kennedy on the mound to face the San Francisco Giants, fans throughout Chase Field hoisted signs proclaiming the right-hander’s dominance against the other team. In his first start since winning 20 games, Kennedy would be facing … Continue reading


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Racing Gracie Has No Future

The one question I get asked more than any other when talking about the 2011 Major League Baseball All-Star game in Phoenix Arizona is, “Will the Racing Legends be running during the games?” To be honest, I had no idea. … Continue reading


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Birthday Boy Botches Big Win

It was the last game of the home stand and after a few close calls everyone at Chase Field was hoping that today would be the day that Racing Gracie would finally enter the win column not just for this … Continue reading


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A White House Whoopin’

As the trumpets sounded and the gates to the Washington Nationals bullpen burst open the four Racing Legends emerged running as fast as they could towards the Diamondbacks dugout. During the pre-game warm-ups you could see a look of determination … Continue reading


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Losing Horse Power

After having lost 75 consecutive races you would begin to think we had seen every possible way there is to lose a Legends race but Racing Gracie somehow seems to invent news ways to finish out of the winners circle. … Continue reading


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A Nationals Disaster

After a frustrating loss to a bunch of radio talk show hosts it was time to get back to business trying to find an elusive win for the Racing Gracie. Tonight seemed like the perfect night for Gracie’s first win. … Continue reading


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Not Even a Celebrity Can Help

Tonight’s D-backs Legends race had a celebrity feel to it, even more than is normally the case. For tonight’s races several members of the KTAR radio family donned the Legends suits to try their hand at racing. Morning talk show … Continue reading


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Not Slap Happy

It has been an incredible month for the Arizona Diamondbacks. They had gone from struggling to stay out of last place when the month started to leading the division when the month ended. The sun was shining brightly in the … Continue reading


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