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D-backs show their support for Coyotes

PHOENIX -- The D-backs had their own version of a "white out" Saturday, wearing white Phoenix Coyotes T-shirts that read "BEAT LA" during batting practice.

The Coyotes and Los Angeles Kings will face each other in Game 1 of NHL's Western Conference finals on Sunday in Arizona. It's a tradition in Phoenix to "white out" the competition and show solidarity among fans with white T-shirts or white pom-poms at hockey games.

"We certainly want to lend our support and celebrate their accomplishments," D-backs manager Kirk Gibson said. "We won't be able to wear them tomorrow because we won't have [batting practice], but we'll do it today."

Gibson is a big hockey fan. His sons are involved with the sport and have skated with the Coyotes. Phoenix team captain Shane Doan has been a great role model to Gibson's children, the manager said.

"It's a good game and it's great competition," Gibson said. "It's certainly a test of wills. This should be an interesting series because they are two really different teams."

PHOENIX -- The D-backs had their own version of a "white out" Saturday, wearing white Phoenix Coyotes T-shirts that read "BEAT LA" during batting practice.

The Coyotes and Los Angeles Kings will face each other in Game 1 of NHL's Western Conference finals on Sunday in Arizona. It's a tradition in Phoenix to "white out" the competition and show solidarity among fans with white T-shirts or white pom-poms at hockey games.

"We certainly want to lend our support and celebrate their accomplishments," D-backs manager Kirk Gibson said. "We won't be able to wear them tomorrow because we won't have [batting practice], but we'll do it today."

Gibson is a big hockey fan. His sons are involved with the sport and have skated with the Coyotes. Phoenix team captain Shane Doan has been a great role model to Gibson's children, the manager said.

"It's a good game and it's great competition," Gibson said. "It's certainly a test of wills. This should be an interesting series because they are two really different teams."

This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.