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SBD/June 13, 2013/Franchises
Published June 13, 2013
SNAKES ON A PLANE: D'Backs President & CEO Derrick Hall and a group of 30 team employees this week "embarked on a five-day trip to the Dominican Republic." Hall yesterday "hosted a dedication ceremony" for a field in Boca Chica that the team "recently renovated with new grass, improved irrigation, new dugouts, a rebuilt seating area with new concrete foundation and new bathrooms" (ARIZONASPORTS.com, 6/12).
WISH UPON A STAR: YAHOO SPORTS' Doug Farrar reported eight-year-old Lateef Brock, who was "born with chronic kidney disease," attended Redskins practice Tuesday through the Redskins Charitable Foundation and the Make-A-Wish Foundation. Brock "got to hang out in the locker room with [RB Alfred Morris] and his teammates, got a few punting tips from Sav Rocca, tried on London Fletcher's very large helmet, and enjoyed a private passing tutorial with Robert Griffin III" (SPORTS.YAHOO.com, 6/12). Meanwhile, MLB.com's Greg Johns reported four-year-old Sophia Robinson through the Make-A-Wish Foundation on Monday at Safeco Field "was greeted by several Mariners players." P Felix Hernandez "wound up down on his hands and knees building dirt piles with her as the two got to know each other" before the team's game against the Astros (MLB.com, 6/12).