Cody Ross: Arizona Diamondbacks Outfielder

Cody Ross, Arizona Diamondbacks outfielder, photographed at Chase Field, by Nicki Escudero

Cody Ross, Arizona Diamondbacks outfielder, photographed at Chase Field, by Nicki Escudero

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Cody Ross isn’t just one of the nicest guys in Major League Baseball. The Arizona Diamondbacks outfielder is also a Miley Cyrus fan. So much so, he walked out to her song “We Can’t Stop,” due to a recommendation by his good buddy, Atlanta Braves second baseman Dan Uggla. The song must have worked, because Ross goes into the All-Star break with hot hands, both in terms of hits and fielding. The 10-year veteran, who came to the Diamondbacks this year after being a free agent from the Boston Red Sox, won a World Series with the San Francisco Giants in 2010 and has become a Diamondbacks leader. He’s hit 25 RBIs, making him one of the most consistent players on the team — a characteristic he thinks is key for the Diamondbacks to a win a World Series this year. Keep reading for the 32-year-old Scottsdale resident’s outlook on the team, as well as to hear five reasons why he’s loved living in the Valley since buying a home in Arizona in 2005.

What brought you to Arizona?

I moved here at the end of 2005. The weather in the off-season brought me here to work out and train. I fell in love with it and moved here. Continue reading