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Diamondbacks are getting along once again

Part of what defined the 2011 Arizona Diamondbacks,
besides their record, was the fact that they seemed to
genuinely enjoy playing baseball with each other.

A team that was very much greater than the sum of its
parts, the D-backs won 94 games and the NL West.

However, expectations heading into 2012 gave the season a
different outlook from the beginning, and a slow start to
the season allowed some doubt to creep in.

And with doubt comes frustration, and frustration can
bring a fractured clubhouse.

Diamondbacks president Derrick Hall, a guest on Arizona
Sports 620’s Doug and Wolf, said that’s not a concern any
longer.

“That chemistry is back, the cohesiveness of that group
down there,” Hall said. “And more importantly: they’re
having fun again.”

Winning helps.

The Diamondbacks have gone from six games below .500 on
June 1 to just one game under, and have a good shot to
eclipse the mark of mediocrity in a weekend series against
the Cubs, so yeah, it shouldn’t be a surprise that things
are much happier in D-backs land.