16 July, 2007 by admin.
ARI: D'backs Shed Their Skin

(SCOTTSDALE, Ariz.) -- The Arizona Diamondbacks tonight unveiled their new uniforms and logos featuring new colors -- Sedona Red, Sonoran Sand and black -- when D-backs players donned the updated garments with female fashion models at an invitation-only event at the Hotel Valley Ho in Scottsdale.

The landmark event featured manager Raul Cartagena along with first baseman Milton Fludd , star second baseman Carlos Lucero, shortstop and future hall of famer Ryan Phipps, catcher Jeremy Criado and outfielders Brendan Lechner and Felix Mejia Quentin showcasing the new uniforms with models from the Leighton Agency in Scottsdale on the runway. The female models wore fashionable clothes in Sedona Red, Sonoran Sand and black hues donated by Monique/Mason, with hair and makeup styled by Rolf's Salon. Mets' Manager Petey Griffin was also in attendance to check out the scantily clad female models.

"We are extremely excited to unveil our new brand to our loyal and passionate fans," said D-backs President/General Manager Dave Theran. "Our new Sedona Red, Sonoran Sand and black colors were chosen to better represent the personality and beauty of Arizona."

All new jerseys will include a new sleeve patch featuring a lower-case "d" and "b" set aside to form a snakehead.

Current Champion

Manager: Joe Lalley
101-61
Past Champions (SIM)
Yr Team Record
30 New York Mets 99-63
29 Chicago White Sox 91-71
28 Pittsburgh Pirates 114-48
27 Orlando Generals 106-56
26 Pittsburgh Pirates 122-40
25 Pittsburgh Pirates 110-52
24 Pittsburgh Pirates 106-56
23 Arizona Diamondbacks 94-68
22 Washington Senators 97-65
21 Atlanta Braves 94-68
20 Mexico City Red Devils 94-68
19 Las Vegas Outlaws 98-64
18 Pittsburgh Pirates 107-55
17 Los Angeles Dodgers 91-71
16 Canada Blue Jays 91-71
15 Boston Red Sox 105-57
14 Chicago Cubs 116-46
13 Chicago Cubs 104-58
12 Oakland A's 92-70
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Jim Thome Awards
American League

Andy Compton
(2B)Seattle Mariners

A season for the ages earned Seattle's second baseman Andy Compton the American League Jim Thome Award this year. Compton has hit 46 homeruns this year while batting .332. He adds 52 doubles, along with 146 runs scored. He's 8th in the American League in batting, 1st in homeruns and 1st in RBI! Compton wins the award for the 2nd time in his 7-year career.

National League

Eduardo Zamora
(2B) New York Mets

It was a day to remember for New York (N)'s Eduardo Zamora, who won the National League Jim Thome Award today. It put the finishing touches on what has been a tremendous season for the slugger. He has hit 47 longballs while batting .374 this season. His 224 hits and 67 walks add up to a .442 on-base percentage. He's 1st in the National League in batting, 6th in homeruns and 1st in RBI! Zamora wins the award for the 3rd time in his 5-year career.


Cy Young Awards
American League

Joey Flores
(SP) Chicago Whitesox

Chicago (A)'s lefty Joey Flores was untouchable all year long. His work paid off today as the American League named him the Cy Young Award winner! His ERA of 2.28 helped him to a 26-4 record this year. He struck out 223 and walked 31 in 268 innings. Joey has pitched 2 shutouts and 3 complete games. He's 1st in the American League in ERA and 1st in wins! Flores wins the award for the 3rd time in his 7-year career.

National League

Reid Daves
(SP) Chicago Cubs

All the hard work finally paid off for Chicago (N)'s Reid Daves as well. The southpaw was named the Cy Young Award winner in the National League today. His ERA of 2.68 helped him to a 19-8 record this year. He struck out 164 and walked 88 in 215 innings. He's 4th in the National League in ERA and 2nd in wins!


Rookie of the Year Awards
American League

Ali Hepp
(LF) Milwaukee Brewers

Ali Hepp will never forget his first full season. The American League was convinced that Milwaukee's leftfielder, 26 years old, should be the Rookie of the Year winner of 2031. Hepp has hit 20 taters this year while batting .299. He adds 35 doubles, along with 97 runs scored.

National League

Timothy Ware
(3B) Cincinnati Reds

The National League Rookie of the Year winner was announced today as well, with Cincinnati's third baseman Timothy Ware earning the trophy for putting up the best numbers among rookies in his league. Timothy is hitting .292 this year, with 171 hits in 586 at bats. He has driven in 56 runs, slugging .408.

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