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D-Backs honor Cubs in more ways than one

Originally Published: April 5, 2005
By Gary Miller | Special to ESPN.com

PHOENIX -- One of the oddest and oddly charming ceremonial first pitches on Opening Day was at Bank One Ballpark. It's not enough that a full house had to endure the liberal sprinkling of Cubs fans throughout the stands, but the Diamondbacks' selection to throw out the first pitch was the Cubs' newly minted Hall of Famer Ryne Sandberg. And who was picked to catch him? Mark Grace.

Granted, Grace was part of Arizona's world champions in 2001 and is one of its broadcasters, and Sandberg ...

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