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Tuesday, November 21, 2017

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Top 10 February events for kids and families in metro Phoenix

Love is in the air this month — as in, we love these February family events! Chocolate lovers will want to head to downtown Glendale, but you also can get a taste of the upcoming Major League Baseball season when the Arizona Diamondbacks host a day dedicated to their fans. February also brings us a […]

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My Day at Camp: D-backs teach calendar editor mad baseball skills

I think it was my second day at Raising Arizona Kids when the publisher casually mentioned staff members get to spend a day at summer camp. “I’m in!” I thought. But how does one even start to choose a camp? That’s when it hit me like a four-seam fastball: Why not pick something my kids are passionate about? […]

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D-backs’ Derrick Hall talks fatherhood, youth sports and surviving cancer

As CEO of Major League Baseball’s Arizona Diamondbacks, Derrick Hall has a big job. But he would tell you that his most important job is being a dad. The father of three lives in Paradise Valley with his wife, Amy. Two of their children, Hayden and Kylie, still live at home; their eldest son, Logan, […]

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The Miracle League of Arizona: baseball at its finest

A balmy 76-degree morning in Scottsdale seems like the perfect day for a baseball game, especially if you’re at Dan Haren Field, where the Miracle League of Arizona holds its games. But there is never a bad day here, according to program assistant Reggie Oats. “It has all of the up sides of sports, and none of the down.” The park is named […]

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Safe pitching practices for young ball players

safe pitching practices, overuse injuries, prepubertal pitching injuries, little league injuries, youth athletes pitch

Have a young athlete who has discovered a love for standing at the mound, winding up and letting that baseball fly? As your player sharpens skills to send the ball speeding over the plate, be sure you are aware of safe pitching practices to keep that arm healthy. A new study presented recently at a conference of […]

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Hello, Kitty! And Josh, and Tony, and A.J. and Randy…

Arizona Diamondbacks, D-backs, bobblehead, giveaway, Hello Kitty, 2015 season

Baseball and bobbleheads go together like hotdogs and mustard. And for kids who are already excited to watch the hometown team play, the chance to snag a commemorative bobblehead—or one of many other kid-friendly giveaways—makes the whole experience that much more fun. The Arizona Diamondbacks will give away five promotional bobbleheads in 2015: D-backs Hello […]

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Inside the mind of a high school referee

Scott Hanson has been deeply involved in sports his whole life. He was a member of his high school football, baseball and wrestling teams. After graduating from Northern Arizona University (NAU), he worked as a television sportscaster at KNAZ-TV in Flagstaff and then KPHO-TV in Phoenix. Since 1991, Hanson has been the president of HMA Public […]

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Valley hosts huge volleyball tournament…and more sports news

One of the largest volleyball tournaments in the world kicks off Sunday, June 23 with an Olympics-style opening ceremonies beginning at 5:30pm at US Airways Center. Tournament play begins at 8am Monday at the Phoenix Convention Center. The 30th Anniversary Volleyball Festival is a six-day event featuring guest appearances from volleyball alumni, live entertainment and […]

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