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The misery continues for the Diamondbacks, who hire, then fire,
, new manager Wally Backman amid revelations about his somewhat drunken, abusive past.
It's hard to believe exactly how bad the Diamondbacks sucked last year. Their 51-111 record is the 11th-worst record
in modern baseball history. Several teams lost 111 games with a 154-game schedule, while only the 1962 Mets, the 2003 Tigers, the 1965 Mets and the 1963 Mets have lost more games in a 162-game season.
All I can say is Randy Johnson must like Arizona pretty good to stick it out with the D-backs. The question is, will he pull the trigger on a trade to a contender in December, or will he stick it out until next season's stretch run?
You know who needs pitching? The Braves.