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HAD A BALL: MLB.com's Barry Bloom reported members of the '01 World Series champion D'Backs and a "quintet of baseball Hall of Famers graced the inaugural B.A.T. Celebrity Ball" Wednesday night at the Talking Stick Resort in Scottsdale, Ariz. B.A.T. is the acronym for the Baseball Assistance Team, "which has awarded more than $23 million in grants to those who are down and out in the baseball family since" D'Backs TV analyst JOE GARAGIOLA SR. "founded the organization some 35 years ago." Garagiola was "honored with the non-profit foundation's first Lifetime Achievement Award on Wednesday night" (MLB.com, 3/3).
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BEST WISHES: Rockies General Partner CHARLIE MONFORT “was being treated at a Scottsdale hospital on Wednesday for injuries he received in a fall.” Monfort is expected to be released shortly (MLB.com, 3/2).