To be completely honest, this week's view is actually not from Studio 3 but from my family room, where the view is blinded by whiteout conditions. The Blizzard of 2015 is upon us. There's plenty of milk, eggs and bread to get us through. Come to think of it, I don't really drink milk or eat eggs, and bread is a no-no for those of us watching our waistline. Alas, peer pressure got the best of me at the grocery store. Hopefully in a few short weeks, this storm will be a distant memory when teams arrive at Spring Training camps in Florida and Arizona. This I can guarantee: Peer pressure will not be an issue for new D-backs manager Chip Hale.
Walter William Hale is a baseball lifer who does things his own way. He had to in order to succeed on the field. A self-admitted overachiever, Hale goes about his business with passion and tenacity. He's a man with an undergraduate degree in finance and a Ph.D. in competitiveness. The former Oakland Athletics bench coach traces his competitive roots back to his high school days in Moraga, Calif.
Matt Yallof is the co-host of The Rundown on MLB Network from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. ET. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.