Shortstop Angel Berroa (above) was a late lineup scratch Tuesday after aggravating an injured left foot, apparently while walking through a Minneapolis shopping mall during Monday™s open date.œIt swelled up on him, manager Buddy Bell said. œHe was in the lineup. But he went out and hit earlier and just didn™t feel right.
Andres Blanco started in place of Berroa, who initially suffered the injury last Thursday by fouling a ball off his shin in a game against the Indians at Kauffman Stadium.
œI™ve been playing with it, Berroa said. œBut (Monday), I was at the mall, just walking around, and today it™s sore.”
MLB.com’s Steve Gilbert reports the Snakes plan to close the book on their Purple Reign Of Error (link swiped from The Griddle)
When the franchise was first awarded in 1995, the team chose a color scheme that consisted of what the club called “Arizona” turquoise, copper, black and purple. Turquoise was chosen because the greenish-blue stone is indigenous to the state and copper because Arizona is a leading copper-producing state. Purple was added because it had gained popularity in the state as the primary color of the NBA’s Phoenix Suns.
When the team began play, the club received feedback from various media outlets that the color purple is a difficult one to match up when it comes to graphics, logos and photos with the purple coming out looking either blue or black. Purple also was a challenging color to match up from a merchandising standpoint.
In an effort to continue the tradition of making the colors representative of the state, the team chose to call its shade of red “Sedona red” due to its similarity to the famous red rocks in the northern Arizona town of Sedona.
Also, for the sake of continuity, the team’s “A” logo is not expected to change much, though, the secondary “D” logo will receive an update and be more modern looking.
Hopefully, the Diamonbacks will refrain from copyright infringement, however tempting it might be.