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.

Honoring Our Service Men

It’s Memorial Day, a day for recognizing all of those who work to maintain our freedoms. The stadium was decked out in red, white, and blue bunting and the fans were all dressed in patriotic apparel. When the end of … Continue reading


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A Fleeting Victory

“Is he going to do it?” “Is today going to be the day?” “Will they let him win today?” These questions and many others greeted me almost as soon as I walked through the turnstiles at Chase Field for the … Continue reading


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Bobbing for Legends

The season is winding down. The Diamondbacks have two home games including today’s game against the Los Angeles Dodgers. That means there are only two chances left for Mark Grace to break out of his funk and finally get in … Continue reading


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Where It All Began

It seems like an eternity ago that the Legends Races began at Chase Field. I still remember July 2, 2010 as if it were yesterday. At the conclusion of the fifth inning of that game against the Los Angeles Dodgers … Continue reading


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Rocky Mountain Low

When world-class athletes are training for the Olympics, they will many times move their training facilities to high altitude in an effort for them to acclimate their lungs and heart to dealing with the thinner air. The thoughts are that … Continue reading


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Wind Aided

Ah there is nothing better than a baseball game played in the outdoors. There is just something special about sitting in the stands and gazing up to watch the stars appear in the heavens while the game unfolds on the … Continue reading


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The Incredible Shrinking Legend

Arizona is an interesting place especially during the summer. There is something abnormal about humans living in a place where the temperatures are in the high 110’s for days at a time. You quickly learn to adapt otherwise you will … Continue reading


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Breathless in Arizona

I looked down at my game ticket. Printed on the front was a reminder of how few games we have left this season. Tonight’s game was number 75 meaning after tonight there were just six games remaining this season. That … Continue reading


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A Change in Venue

Since the Diamondbacks introduced the Legend’s races in July, there have been two constants in the universe. One Mark Grace will always lose the race by one means or another. Two, the Legends race will always occur at the conclusion … Continue reading


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Laboring Greatly

The Labor Day holiday is always somewhat confusing for me to understand. I am never quite sure whether the holiday is to recognize and commemorate the accomplishments of organized labor or if it is an homage to the amount of … Continue reading


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