If only D-backs legend Luis Gonzalez had a tree for every bat he broke. That's exactly what parks in Phoenix received on Friday through the D-backs and Arizona Lottery's "Break A Bat, Plant A Tree" program.
"This program is a great concept and if it existed when I was here, there would be a lot more trees around the city because I sure broke plenty of bats in my career," Gonzalez said with a laugh. "I grew up in the inner city and a nice park like this provides a place of opportunity and a safe place for these kids to play and have a good time."
Katie Krause is the D-backs' manager of corporate communications. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.