Four Arizona Diamondbacks executives will join the “Diamondbacks Live” pregame show on FOX Sports Arizona as a part of Executive Week, starting Tuesday, Aug. 5. Front office personnel Derrick Hall, Tony La Russa, Mike Bell and Debbie Castaldo all join the show to discuss their part of the organization and give viewers insight into what lies ahead for the team in the future.
Below is the schedule of guest appearances for Executive Week on FOX Sports Arizona’s “Diamondbacks Live” pregame show, beginning Aug. 5 at 6 p.m.:
Tuesday, Aug. 5 at 6 p.m. – Mike Bell, director, player development: Bell is in his fourth year as Director, Player Development and his eight with the Diamondbacks organization. Bell was the Minor League Field Coordinator in 2010 and managed Single-A Visalia from 2007-2009.
Wednesday, Aug. 6 at 6 p.m. – Debbie Castaldo, vice president, corporate and community impact: Castaldo is in her sixth season with the Diamondbacks as vice president, corporate & community impact and executive director of the Arizona Diamondbacks Foundation. In 2013, the D-backs were recognized with the Phoenix Business Journal’s ACE Award for Community Impact as well as the Greater Phoenix Chamber of Commerce Impact Award as Community Champion.
Thursday, Aug. 7 at 6 p.m. – Tony La Russa, chief baseball operator: La Russa joined the Diamondbacks in May to oversee baseball operations as chief baseball operator. La Russa was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in July for his managerial career that included stints with the Chicago White Sox, Oakland Athletics and St. Louis Cardinals. La Russa managed his way to three World Series titles, two with St. Louis and one with Oakland.
Friday, Aug. 8 at 6 p.m. – Derrick Hall, president and chief executive officer: Hall has been with the Diamondbacks for eight years and has focused the organization’s efforts on five areas he calls the “circle of success” – fan experience, performance, community, culture and financial efficiency. Hall’s tenure has led to ESPN the Magazine naming the D-backs as the top Major League franchise in 2013 and the sixth best in all of sports.