The heated rivalry between the Arizona Diamondbacks and the Los Angeles Dodgers is about to have lighter fluid squirted on it. Or at least that is the main storyline going into the series between the Diamondbacks and their closest foes in the National League West. This is not about the fist fight that happened the last time these two teams met however.
The official site does what they do to try and stir interest and such I’m sure but the storyline here isn’t that fight, it is the fact that the Diamondbacks were only worried about the Dodgers fists last time they met. This time they should be seriously worried about their comfortable lead in the division shrinking over the next few days.
This is a different Dodgers team than the one they fought with not too long ago. I mean it is actually different. Carl Crawford has come off of the disabled list to create a fourth really good outfielder for the Dodgers. Also there is the little fact that Ricky Nolasco will start the second game of the series for the boys in blue after he was recently acquired by the Dodgers from the Miami Marlins.
Who is to say if there will be another heated moment where a baseball gets thrown towards someone’s head? At this point that isn’t what matters. The Diamondbacks are the same team they were then. They are good, darn good in fact, but they might not be better than the Dodgers are right now. They did just send the Colorado Rockies packing with their tails tucked between their legs. If the DBacks can take this series from the resurgent Dodgers in similar fashion, people might actually begin to talk about how good they are. It is possible.