D-backs to honor RJ
Randy Johnson will not get his 300th victory at Chase Field having done it already last week and he may not get the chance to get 301 there either due to a bruised shoulder.
However, the Big Unit’s accomplishment will be recognized by the D-backs.
The club is putting together a video tribute of Johnson’s career, which included two stops in Arizona, and hopes to show it in game during Tuesday’s series opener. The reason to do it in game would be to make sure there are fans in the stands to give Johnson the ovation he deserves. Sometimes with pregame ceremonies the attendance is sparse because fans have not filtered in yet.
The D-backs are planning to talk to Johnson to inform him of their plans and hope that he will step to the top step of the dugout to acknowledge the fans as they hope there will be a big ovation.
“Becoming one of just 24 Major League pitchers in history to reach such a milestone is a tremendous feat and one that we are proud of because he amassed so many of those in a Diamondback uniform,” D-backs team president and CEO Derrick Hall said. “It will be an honor and pleasure to salute him when the Giants arrive in front of the fans who enjoyed watching him pitch in their park for so many years.”