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  • Diamondbacks rallying around new mascot — a hamster named Slider

    Mark Townsend at Big League Stew23 hrs ago

    Your browser does not support iframes. With all due respect to dogs everywhere on this National Dog Day, we must tip our cap to another furry, four-legged friend, the hamster.

    Last week in Cincinnati, the Arizona Diamondbacks adopted a praying mantis while at the Great American Ball Park and ended up sweeping the Reds to climb over the .500 mark. Now that they're back in Phoenix, they've brought in a more playful companion that can provide hours of entertainment, a hamster named Slider.

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    Hey, we all know rosters are set to expand in September anyway. The D-Backs are just getting a jump on the competition by adding their own form of reinforcements to the clubhouse.

    The Dbacks hamster on the roll

    Slider was in the Diamondbacks clubhouse on both Monday and Tuesday, rolling around in her green hamster ball as the Diamondbacks prepared for a big series against the St. Louis Cardinals.

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