I’ve been a baseball fan for as long as I can remember. As I was born and raised in New England, I am obviously a Red Sox fan, but since I moved to Phoenix 9 years ago, wow 9 years already, I have become a D-backs fan and have adopted them as my #2.
I moved here in late March of 2006, and I was there for opening day a few days later. I have been to every opening day except one since I moved here.
This year I am really excited about the team. No, I do not think they will make a playoff run. No, I don’t even think they will go .500 on the season. I do believe they are going in the right direction though.
If you look at the names we are going to see on the Dbacks opening day roster. Names such as Archie Bradley and Jake Lamb, AJ Pollock, Chris Owings, Nick Ahmed, David Peralta, Paul Goldschmidt. What you have is a solid young team who is probably a few years away from contending, but the rebuilding process has started. And instead of what we saw last year with playing older players just because they were making more money, this new regime seems to be ready to play the best players despite their paycheck.
I have told my wife many times, as soon as the last of our six kids is out of the house, we are selling and buying a downtown Phoenix condo so we can get season tickets to the D-Backs and walk to every game.
There are so many great communities right there in downtown such as Summit at Copper Square, Orpheum Lofts, Artisan Parkview, Renaissance Park and more. If you are interested in a list of homes within a mile of Chase Field, here is a list below. Just contact us and let us know if you want to take a look at any.
And see you at the ballpark!
Homes in downtown Phoenix near Chase Field
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