March 31, 1998. After decades of watching the players leave town at the end of Spring Training, the wait for REAL baseball is over! The Arizona Diamondbacks have arrived. And what a park they have arrived to! The BOB has taken the art of stadium design to another level. With its unique shape, bizarre quirks (a swimming pool in center field???), and natural grass under a retractable roof, it is perhaps the finest ballpark in the '90s new wave.
This print takes you back to opening day at Chase Field (formerly Bank One Ballpark). With Andy Benes delivering the pitch to Colorado's Mike Lansing, a new era has begun. Like all prints in photographer Rob Arra's Everlasting Images series, every detail is in perfect focus, and as you pan across the image you feel like you are actually there. You can even see the first-ever pitch on its way to the plate! For fans of the National League's newest franchise, this item belongs in a nice frame in a prominent place on your wall.