Based in Phoenix, Arizona, the Diamondbacks (known locally as the "D-Backs" or "Snakes") burst onto the scene as a force to be reckoned with in the West Division of the National League.Click Here to Buy Arizona Diamondbacks Baseball Tickets
Just four seasons into the team's professional life (they were founded in 1998) they defeated the New York Yankees to become the "youngest" World Series Championship franchise in baseball history. Unfortunately for Snakes fans, Randy Johnson, the pitcher who led the team to that victory, has since moved to the Yankees lineup while his equally talented former colleague Curt Schilling has joined the Boston Red Sox.
The D-Backs suffered in the absence of these key players and finished the 2006 season with a dismal 76-86 record-- a 25 game improvement over the even more abysmal 2004 season. 2007, however, will bring a new lineup, a new pitching coach (former Seattle Mariners coach Bryan Price), and a new look for the Arizona Diamondbacks.
The official team colors will shift from purple and teal to red, black and sand. The change in aesthetics reflects the dawning of a new day for the Diamondbacks, and as the 2007 Diamondbacks schedule unfolds time will tell whether this change will be enough to jumpstart Arizona's flagging energy.