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 | It’s All Coming Together

September 12, 2011 | By

The Arizona Diamondbacks celebrate the 10th anniversary of their World Series win as they prepare themselves for a pennant run and beyond.

D-backs Digest | NL West All Wrapped Up?

September 5, 2011 | By

The Arizona Diamondbacks are still leading the NL West. Can the D-backs maintain against the San Francisco Giants?

D-backs Digest | Poised For Pennant Chase

August 29, 2011 | By

The Diamondbacks hope newcomers Aaron Hill and John McDonald will help spark the team toward the pennant.

D-backs Digest | Best of times, worst of times

August 22, 2011 | By

The Arizona Diamondback bats went quiet in Atlanta against the Braves. The team looks to turn it around this week against the Washington Nationals.

D-backs Digest | Sweep propels team to 1st place

August 15, 2011 | By

Rookie Paul Goldschmidt’s first pinch-hit, Major League home run helped spark a winning week for the Diamondbacks, who took the N.L. West lead.

D-backs Digest | Half game back

August 8, 2011 | By

The Arizona Diamondbacks dropped two of three to the Los Angeles Dodgers, but remain a half game behind the San Francisco Giants for the N.L. West lead.

D-backs Digest | Upton Leads Newcomers Ziegler, Goldschmidt and Marquis Into August

August 1, 2011 | By

Justin Upton and newcomers Brad Zielger, Paul Goldschmidt and Jason Marquis lead the Diamondbacks into August.

D-backs Digest | Good Tidings We Bring

July 25, 2011 | By

The Arizona Diamondbacks just finished 6-4 home stand, highlighted with fan Ian McMillan showing off his selflessness. Padres, Giants and Dodgers are up next for the D-backs.

D-backs Digest | Race To The Trading Deadline

July 21, 2011 | By

The Arizona Diamondbacks looks to be buyers at the trading deadline this year, but will sorely miss starting shortstop Stephen Drew.

D-backs Digest | Homerun Derby Close Call

July 13, 2011 | By

Are fans a little too eager to catch baseballs during the homerun derby and regular-season games?