By Sean Holstege | Phoenix New Times
It is crunch time for the Arizona Diamondbacks.
So said sports columnist Dan Bickley, and Bickley would know.
“Now comes their moment of truth,” Bickley wrote last week in The Arizona Republic. “By nightfall on August 17, you will know much more about their staying power.”
He was postulating about a key series of 20 season-defining games against top opponents. He could just as well been describing the stuffy courtrooms of the Maricopa County Superior Court.
That’s where a franchise-defining duel of sorts is playing out this week, with another at-bat scheduled today. On the mound, the county is staring down its biggest hitter, the Diamondbacks.