Author: Kyle Maki

Kyle Maki

I'm an Arizona native with Minnesota roots. I was brainwashed at an early age to follow Minnesota sports teams - which I still follow to this day. Of course I also love my Arizona teams equally. As a kid I never understood the state rivalry between ASU and UofA. Then I attended and graduated from ASU and the rivalry became much clearer. Every day I become more of an Arizona State Sundevil and couldn't be happier. Phoenix is an interesting sports town because the majority of fans also have allegiances in other cities and states - just like myself. With the exception of the Suns, our professional sports teams are relatively new, so they don't have the luxury of a deep-rooted fan base like the more established franchises. I cherish the opportunity to share my insight and passion for sports to hopefully contribute to the growth and popularity of our hometown teams. Win or lose we need to support our teams. Of course it's more fun to win.

D-backs Digest | Now or Never…Naturally

August 24, 2012 | By

The D-backs are only a few games back and can control they’re own destiny.

D-backs Digest | Within Striking Distance

July 26, 2012 | By

Head to a game this weekend, cheer on the D-backs against the visiting Mets and pick up a Justin Upton bobble head.

D-backs Digest | Hottest Team in the NL West

June 26, 2012 | By

The D-backs are heating up at the right time and Upton may be on the verge of a breakout.

D-backs Digest | Time to Hit the Road

April 27, 2012 | By

Perhaps a change of scenery will change the fortunes of our Diamondbacks.

D-backs Digest | Season Kicks Off on a Positive Note

April 17, 2012 | By

DPJ blogger Kyle Maki digs into the new regular season of our hometown ball club.

D-backs Digest | Gearing up for a Banner Year

February 6, 2012 | By

Kyle Maki’s D-backs Digest returns with his take on the team’s off season and a look ahead to FanFest and spring training.

D-backs Digest | D-backs Season Comes to an End

October 10, 2011 | By

The division series proved once again the D-backs are a home team to be proud of.

D-backs Digest | Backs Against the Wall

October 3, 2011 | By

The Arizona Diamondbacks may be down but not out as they return home to Chase Field.

D-backs Digest | Displaying Postseason Form

September 26, 2011 | By

The Arizona Diamondbacks swept the San Francisco Giants, clinching a postseason berth.

D-backs Digest | Down to the homestretch

September 19, 2011 | By

Led by pitching performances by Joe Saunders, the AZ Diamondbacks’s magic number is now at five games.