Why can’t we have nice things? The Arizona Diamondbacks’ Triple-A affiliate team the Reno Aces were just one inning away from winning the 2022 International League Championship when the bullpen imploded in the ninth inning. Sound familiar?


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.