The last six months for Major League Baseball have been a roller coaster of highs and lows for the sport. But despite concerns that the offseason lockout would have lasting ramifications on the season, things are seemingly back to normal. Attendance was down across baseball 3.2 percent in April 2022 from April 2019, the last season unaffected by the pandemic….

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Derek Montilla, occasionally known as The Mayor of PHNX, has covered the Arizona Diamondbacks beat for over 10 seasons. He's a career .093 hitter as an amateur with more errors than runs scored, so everyone decided that the press box was a better fit. The Arizona native is a diehard fan of all Valley sports and can also be found roaming free ringside at local pro wrestling shows.