The stunning Opening Day win on Sunday for new Diamondbacks manager Torey Lovullo over the Giants was special on so many levels. The game started with a F-16 flyover and National Anthem and finished with a 6-5 victory at a jam-packed Chase Field.
It was Lovullo’s first as a full-time manager after six years working as the bench coach in Boston and Toronto and the first walk-off Opening Day win in D-backs history. But most importantly, it was the first since Lovullo’s father, Sam, passed away this past January. “My dad was very special to me,” Lovullo said. The Lovullo clan came to the desert this weekend en masse – 65 of them, including his mom Grace, wife Kristen and youngest of three sons Connor.