Josh “The Tomahawk” Collmenter, of upcoming Zombie Night fame, and his Diamondbacks teammates are heading Down Under for the Opening Series against the Dodgers, but Collmenter has ulterior motives.
The Arizona Diamondbacks' reliever, he of the 11 o'clock arm slot, new curveball grip, 0.00 spring ERA, and love of bearskin rugs and poetry recitations, assented to a contest loosely titled Win a Date with Josh Collmenter, sponsored by The Daily Telegraph in Sydney, Australia. The Diamondbacks and Los Angeles Dodgers arrive there Tuesday morning and open their season at the Sydney Cricket Ground next weekend. In between, Collmenter will conduct his blind date, culled from Twitter and Instagram submissions and chosen by a panel of Diamondbacks.
"I don't take myself too seriously," Collmenter explained. "Luckily – or unluckily, whatever you want to call it – I'm one of the few single guys on the team."