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Arizona Diamondbacks take series of slights into surprise World Series against Texas Rangers

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Before opening the World Series, the Arizona Diamondbacks wanted to recount a series of slights.Overlooked by oddsmakers and angered by analysts, the Diamondbacks find themselves in a Surprise Series against the ...

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Before opening the World Series, the Arizona Diamondbacks wanted to recount a series of slights.

Overlooked by oddsmakers and angered by analysts, the Diamondbacks find themselves in a Surprise Series against the also unexpected Texas Rangers. But the mindsets couldn’t be more different ahead of Friday night’s opener in Major League Baseball’s third all-wild card title matchup.

“We just put it on our list and keep those receipts and walk around with a little bit more of a chip on our shoulder,” Arizona manager Torey Lovullo said Thursday. “It gives you a little bit more motivation. And when you can get a little bit more, you take it.”

Diamondbacks closer Paul Sewald has become keeper of the receipts, reminding teammates of what they consider disrespect.

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“Maybe I found screenshots that maybe other people didn’t,” he said, wearing a T-shirt that proclaimed “Snakes Alive.” “We took offense to that and we’re excited that we’re here and people are still not giving us that much credit here.”

The Diamondbacks are tracking closely what the public says, with MLB Network a clubhouse constant. Meanwhile, the Rangers insist they pay no attention.

“We don’t listen to the outside noise that much,” second baseman Marcus Semien said.

Zac Gallen, a 28-year-old right-hander coming off a career-best 17-win season, starts Game 1 for the Diamondbacks, in the Series for the first time since beating the New York Yankees for the franchise’s only title in 2001. Texas starts Nathan Eovaldi, a 33-year-old right-hander and a two-time All-Star who has overcome two Tommy John surgeries.

Gallen, who grew up in a Philadelphia suburb, followed the pennant-winning Game 7 victory over the Phillies with a tweet highlighting the losing team’s spring training and reminded Philadelphia fans to “ make sure to get those tix for your next game.” When the Phillies led the NLCS 2-0, backup catcher Garrett Stubbs talked about celebrating in the Chase Field pool. Gallen responded to what he said were online direct messages.

“I just figured if they want to talk junk to me, I’ll say one back,” he said. “And I feel like being from there, I knew how to hit them the hardest.”

Both teams worked out Thursday under a closed roof at Globe Life Field, where World Series logos were freshly painted on the turf. Both clubs are two years removed from 100-loss seasons, and the Diamondbacks could become just the second champion with a negative run differential after the 1987 Minnesota Twins.

Arizona went 84-78 during the season and earned the NL’s sixth and last postseason berth, finishing with what would be the second-fewest wins for a Series champion behind the 2006 St. Louis Cardinals’ 83. The Rangers were 90-72 and got the fifth AL slot.

Texas hasn’t won a title since the franchise started play as the expansion Washington Senators in 1961, and odds of a Diamondbacks-Rangers Series were 1,750 to 1 when wagering for the 2023 season opened.

“We weren’t concerned with what people thought of us,” said first-year Rangers manager Bruce Bochy who led San Francisco to three titles from 2010-14. “We thought we belonged and we thought we could win.”

Lovullo, excited about his first Series as a manager, opened his news conference by snapping a photo of assembled media “just to break the ice.” He had a message for MLB Network’s Chris “Mad Dog” Russo, who promised before Game 6 against the Phillies to “retire on the spot” if Arizona won the pennant.

“You can’t back out of that one, Mad Dog. You’ve got to do something,” Lovullo said. “I do like Howard Stern’s thought about walking with a billboard saying that I am whatever, a liar ... in Midtown Manhattan for half a day. That will do it for me, but I ain’t going to forgive you until you do something unbelievable, maybe show up here and say you’re sorry to the entire team.”


Eovaldi is 4-0 in this postseason. He was to have started Game 4 of the 2018 Series for Boston but instead relieved in the 12th inning of Game 3 and delivered a memorable performance before giving up Max Muncy’s winning home run leading of the 18th for the Los Angeles Dodgers.

“I kind of had my moment there,” Eovaldi said. “Having Game 1, trying to set a tone for the team, there’s a lot of pressure with that, but also a lot of excitement.”


Arizona had the fewest errors in the major leagues during the season (56), one less than Texas. The Diamondbacks have allowed three unearned runs during the postseason and the Rangers one.


Lovullo, 58 and in his seventh season as a big league manager, effusively praised the 68-year-old Bochy, in his 26th. Lovullo recalled giving Bochy a gift during his last season with San Francisco in 2019.

“It’s been an absolute honor to manage against you. I hope you find your way back to doing this one day,” Lovullo recalled saying, adding Bochy responded: “If I do, it will be an honor to be managing against you, as well.”

“I couldn’t believe he said that to me,” Lovullo said. “I was just honored to be in his presence. And I will be for these next nine days.”


Surprise makes social media push to attract IKEA to city

Posted Wednesday, August 23, 2023 9:04 am By city of SurpriseThe Surprise Economic Development Department is “rolling” out a social media campaign on Swedish Meatball Day Aug. 23, aimed at attracting IKEA, one of the community’s most sought-after retailers.The city released its ...

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The Surprise Economic Development Department is “rolling” out a social media campaign on Swedish Meatball Day Aug. 23, aimed at attracting IKEA, one of the community’s most sought-after retailers.

The city released its campaign kickoff video, showcasing the overwhelming support from Surprise residents for IKEA’s presence in the city.

IKEA is a most-wanted retailer, according to the annual Surprise Retail Survey, which asks residents what businesses they most want to see next in their community.

In 2023, over 5,300 residents responded, and for the second year in a row IKEA landed among the Top 10 most wanted.

This, coupled with the recent news that the company is looking to open 17 new stores in the U.S., was enough to get the creative juices flowing in Surprise.

The “Surprise Loves IKEA” campaign will also include several fun and original social media posts throughout the day showcasing the city’s unique attributes, vibrant community, thriving business environment and its immense love of IKEA Swedish Meatballs.

Arizona Honorary Consul to Sweden, Mikael Örn, will even be at Surprise City Hall to receive a proclamation of Swedish Meatball Day from Mayor Skip Hall.

The Surprise Economic Development Department enjoys unique social media strategies and previously conducted an award-winning “Costco…It’s Your Birthday” campaign from 2016 to 2019, which was ultimately followed by an announcement that the company decided to build a new location in the city.

“Amazing companies like Costco and IKEA are constantly being pursued by hundreds, if not thousands, of municipalities across the world. This is a unique way to stand out from the crowd,” said Surprise Economic Development Director Jeanine Jerkovic. “While it’s never a guarantee that a new location will result, its sure fun to try – and most importantly demonstrate to the residents that we’re doing all that we can to attract the retailers they want.”

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SimonCRE will develop Elm Street at Surprise City Center

SimonCRE, a national commercial real estate development and acquisition firm, recently announced it closed on the purchase of the land for the upcoming development of Elm Street at Surprise City Center. The development brings more than 70,000 square feet of mixed-use commercial space to the growing civic center in the heart of Surprise’s downtown area.READ ALSO: ...

SimonCRE, a national commercial real estate development and acquisition firm, recently announced it closed on the purchase of the land for the upcoming development of Elm Street at Surprise City Center. The development brings more than 70,000 square feet of mixed-use commercial space to the growing civic center in the heart of Surprise’s downtown area.

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“We are really excited about the opportunity that Surprise City Center brings and the businesses that we can bring to the growing downtown area. We see the vision the city has for this area, and there is a lot of potential for an amazing and walkable streetscape,” says Joshua Simon, founder and CEO of SimonCRE.

The center, which sits at Bullard and Bell, will provide a range of new retail, restaurant, and entertainment options, as well as two stories of office space, as the developer begins construction on the first phase of the major development for the city. Just minutes from the City of Surprise’s municipal complex, Ottawa University, and the Surprise Stadium, it will offer a range of high-profile restaurant and retail options for local residents. With close proximity to these major traffic drivers, the center is poised to benefit year-round, with spring training games, Ottawa University events and classes and local city government bringing a wide range of potential customers to the area.

Pre-leasing activity

The developer shared that the pre-leasing activity for this center has been monumental, and they currently have signed leases for Mission BBQ, Better Buzz Coffee Roasters, Osteria Mia, Cafe Zupas and Lush Nails. Additionally, the developer has multiple pads within the center that are currently at lease. The developer also shared that this phase is just the beginning of their involvement in the major downtown area. The Elm Street at Surprise City Center development is slated to be ±10 Acres of mixed-use commercial space that will provide a range of retail and entertainment options for the residents of Surprise.

“To develop an emerging downtown takes patience, perseverance, and choosing the right partners. Our partnership with SimonCRE moves us all closer to the ultimate vision by introducing the next phase of our walkable ‘main street’ retail. This will tie into the mix of uses already in place to the east, and into higher density retail, entertainment, and residential uses and a city park and event space to the west approaching Bullard. Combined with the strong partnerships with the city of Surprise and the growing partnership with Ottawa University, the vision of creating a dynamic, dense, thriving downtown for residents of today and future residents is proceeding,” says Scott Phillips of Carefree Partners.

The developer indicated their excitement at being part of the joint venture with Carefree Partners and the City of Surprise to develop the city’s growing downtown district, which occupies 640 acres of land. The ultimate vision for the area has been in the works for years and is planned as a mixed-use destination that would provide the City of Surprise with a walkable downtown on par with Downtown Phoenix in terms of size.

“We are delighted to venture with SimonCRE on this retail opportunity of our Elm Street at Surprise City Center entertainment corridor. This is the second of 8 blocks of mixed-use retail, residential and employment. We have had a great partnership with the City of Surprise and are eager to experience the results with SimonCRE,” says Rick West of Carefree Partners.

With Arizona’s West Valley being the fastest-growing industrial market in the country, a record number of businesses and residents are moving to the area. BNSF Railway Co. recently received approval from the city for their planned rail complex and logistics center to be built northwest of the city near Wittman. The 4,000-acre intermodal and industrial hub is the beginning of what the company hopes will grow to a 30 million-plus square foot industrial development that would bring more than 11,500 construction jobs to the area. Further north, the TSMC plant continues to progress in its development, with an average of 12,000 construction workers on site daily. Once completed, the semiconductor production facility is expected to bring thousands of jobs to the state.

At the same time that industrial job sites have been moving to the West Valley, Americans have been relocating to the region, and Surprise has certainly benefited from the influx. In the last ten years, the Surprise population has increased by 4.3%, and this number is expected to grow by another 1.2% in the next five years. This represents more than 12,000 additional residents joining the community of Surprise by 2028. As the community continues to grow, new and existing residents will be in need of a range of retail and dining options, and this new development aims to satisfy those needs.

“We are thrilled and honored to collaborate with SimonCRE on this project. We are excited with the tenants we’ve signed up and for the future ones to come,” West says.

More information about Elm Street at Surprise City Center can be found at

Surprise captures second straight Fall League title

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- Same champion, different year.The Surprise Saguaros won the Arizona Fall League Championship for the second consecutive season after defeating the Peoria Javelinas 6-5 on Saturday night at Scottsdale Stadium.It's the first time the Saguaros have won back-to-back crowns and made four consecutive championship game appearances in the premier prospect circuit."Everyone deserves thi...

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- Same champion, different year.

The Surprise Saguaros won the Arizona Fall League Championship for the second consecutive season after defeating the Peoria Javelinas 6-5 on Saturday night at Scottsdale Stadium.

It's the first time the Saguaros have won back-to-back crowns and made four consecutive championship game appearances in the premier prospect circuit.

"Everyone deserves this," Blue Jays No. 18 prospect Damiano Palmegiani said. "So many guys did their part to get us here. It means the world to us. It's awesome.

"[We] just mesh as a group right away. We kind of started to bond together really well and we play for each other. We could kind of sense that as we were going through the season, it was about wins and losses, not about stats."

Palmegiani's biggest asset has been his power, as he slugged six homers this fall and was the runner-up in last week's AFL Home Run Derby, but his plate discipline allowed him to play a huge role in the victory.

The Blue Jays' 2022 14th-round Draft pick walked in the third inning and scored the first run of the game two batters later on a Liam Hicks (Rangers) single.

Palmegiani started a four-run, fifth-inning drive by singling and later scoring. He added his third run scored in the sixth when he walked and then scored on a Wes Clarke (Brewers) double, which proved to be the game-winning run.

"That's all you can do in these big moments," Palmegiani said. "Is trust all the work you've put in all year, and I couldn't be happier for the guys."

It also helped that Surprise starter Angel Zerpa (Royals) ended his AFL season with his strongest outing by delivering three scoreless innings. After giving up a second-inning double to Nasim Nuñez (MIA No. 17), Zerpa retired eight consecutive batters. His six strikeouts were the most he's had this fall.

While the AFL is reserved for up-and-coming prospects, it isn't uncommon to see some players with Major League experience. However, Zerpa has made 19 appearances from 2021 to '23, making him one of the most experienced players in the AFL. The Royals sent him to the desert to throw more innings after suffering a left shoulder injury in June.

"I wasn't worried about who was batting," Zerpa said in Spanish. "I was looking to attack the hitters, and it doesn't matter if they are mostly Minor Leaguers, we still have to get the job done no matter where I'm at."

Despite being up 6-1 through six innings, the Saguaros couldn't feel comfortable with that lead. In Friday's play-in game, Peoria erased a nine-run first-inning deficit by responding with 12 unanswered runs -- seven in the second inning -- to complete the largest come-from-behind victory in AFL postseason history.

The Javelinas were on the brink of completing another comeback as they scored four runs in the ninth inning and had the game-winning run on base. But after Saguaros pitcher Justin Yeager (Brewers) struck out Chase DeLauter (CLE No. 4) on three pitches, the festivities began.

"They, they forced us to be perfect," Palmegiani said. "Because if you don't play perfect baseball against them, you're going to lose."

The Saguaros players ran to the dugout and headed toward second base to celebrate the triumph by spreading an infectious joy and embracing each other one last time, culminating the end of the 2023 AFL season.

"The special thing about this team is that we're always having fun in the clubhouse," Zerpa said. "We're always enjoying each other's presence and we're always pushing ourselves to become the best version of ourselves."

"It's a special group," Palmegiani said. "I wish all these guys the best in their careers and we're going to be seeing all of them in the big leagues soon."

City of Surprise to resume curbside recycling program

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SURPRISE — The city of Surprise is reintroducing its curbside recycling program that was halted in 2019 due to operational costs.

The director of the city's public works department says the United States has since strengthened its recycling market and local vendors have made "significant" investments in their processing facilities, leading to a cleaner recycling stream and a reduction of good recyclable material ending up in the landfill.

"Due to these improvements and the desire of our residents to provide more recycling options, Surprise believes that this [is] an ideal time to reinstate its curbside recycling program," Public Works Director Kristin Tytler wrote in an email.

The "pre-launch" program will begin on Monday, July 24, with a full launch anticipated in early 2024, according to Tytler.

During the pre-launch period, the recycling bins will be collected by a recycling truck on regularly scheduled trash pickup days.

The city says bins will be checked by the city's public works team to look for unacceptable items. Educational tags will then be left to help residents avoid violations when the recycling program officially begins.

Although a recycling truck will pick up the blue bins, everything will continue to be landfilled until the program officially begins to allow for the materials to be checked, according to the city's statement.

To have your recycling and trash bins picked up, be sure to have them out by 6 a.m. and at least four feet away from each other and 15 feet away from all vehicles.

During the pre-launch period, the city's drop-off recycling program will continue. Materials can be dropped off at the Public Works North Yard, located at 17274 N Litchfield Rd, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Saturdays 8 a.m. - 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. - 3 p.m.

According to Tytler, the drop-off recycling facility receives approximately 10 tons of recyclable materials per month.

"While the amount of drop-off materials at this facility was not a factor in bringing recycling back to Surprise, it is indicative of the desire of our residents to continue recycling," Tytler wrote in an email.

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