In which the Diamondbacks, having already demonstrated rock-headedness in the signing of Russ Ortiz and handling of the Jason Grimsley situation, have invited the Hands Of Stone to Chase Field. (link courtesy Baseball Think Factory)

5 time World Champion Roberto Duran played little league baseball and has always had a great passion for the sport. He considers himself a big league fan, flattered for this invitation to participate in the Diamondbacks pre game festivities. “I’ve got a strong arm, the catcher better be ready,” stated Duran.

Said ceremony will take place Wednesday night before a meeting with the Mariners. It seems a shame this couldn’t have waited for the Dodgers to come to town — the long awaited Nomar / No Mas photo opportunity could’ve finally taken place.