Two weeks from today we have the glorious opener in Australia. We’re spending the entire day cleaning the house. This isn’t an authentic baseball Saturday, but we’re getting closer.
The upcoming week will be filled with team previews and fantasy draft preparation. It should help kill some more time. Two weeks from right now we’ll be throwing up another one of these posts after staying up all night watching the Dodgers and D’Backs.
Is it ever going to happen?
It’s a Spring Training Saturday, and there’s a decent little slate of action to take in if you have MLB.tv and your wife isn’t going to make you run any annoying errands or do the things that wives force you to do on a Saturday.
Three to four weeks from now there will be so much baseball we can’t even cover it all. Right now it’s still a little bit of a lull period in which we’re all chattering about who came into camp overweight and who will make the 25th spot on the roster, and all that non-important stuff.
It’s still Saturday (best day of the week) and we’re still talking about baseball (best sport on earth). That’s why we do a Saturday baseball post every week.
Here’s a look at one of the most epic games from last season if you’re bored. You can watch it in it’s entirety.
This is based on 1992, in case you’re wondering.
It’s 26 degrees where we’re at right now, and it seems like baseball is nowhere in sight. That said, just five weeks from now there will be real, live, counting-stats baseball on television.
Teams and players are starting to trickle into spring training camps; something always has me longing to go to Florida these next five weeks. That picture above is from around the era when I used to go visit my grandparents in Florida and we would hit up the various big league camps (Winter Haven, Plant City, etc.). It was a truly glorious time in life. My biggest stresses those days was would the ice cream truck stop by my grandparent’s Florida neighborhood and would I get the chance to ask for Barry Larkin’s autograph when we went to the training complex.
We really are getting closer to baseball season. We figured it was a great time to start this thread back up. Enjoy your Sochi Olympics, NBA All Star contests, or whatever the Hell it is you’re doing to keep busy while we all wait the storm out.
It’s probably the final Saturday of the baseball season – and we are a long ways from next April. Just because it’s a World Series we don’t care about doesn’t mean we aren’t still thinking of our favorite sport (even if NCAA football is on and there’s something comforting about that).
We’ll be here all offseason to have takes and react to the highlights in the baseball world. Enjoy your Saturday, and hunker down because despite being six months away it will be Opening Day 2014 before we all know it!
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It’s the best day of the week, with the MLB schedule down to it’s final four; two games, one in each league to help determine who will meet to play for the world title. Last night’s NLCS game one between the Dodgers and Cardinals in St. Louis was nothing short of UN-BE-LIEVABLE.
As for us, we’re hitting the golf course for what is likely the last 18 holes of the year. Another golf outing. More lost balls. And we’re missing Clayton Kershaw pitching in St. Louis! It doesn’t seem right.
Enjoy your autumn Saturday everyone. Thank you for your continued support of Diamond Hoggers baseball kingdom.
It’s the best day of the week and the best time of the week and the dog days of summer are upon us. There are only about three or four more true summer Saturdays to go – time flies when you love the game – it really does go by fast. Soon the leaves will change and it will be football season.
But for today – which is really all that matters – we’ve got a full slate of baseball. Several races for playoff spots are about to get really interesting. And when there is drama and baseball, it just doesn’t get much better than that.
On Saturday mornings like this one not too long ago, I was watching cartoons. Muppet babies, and Pee Wee Herman, and Gummy Bears, and I forget the other ones I was really into. It was a star-studded lineup. Saturday was also the day for WWF to put on their wrestling for the week – and I never missed it.
Now, I sit around like a mope waiting for the lineups to come out. Saturday is the best day of the week to watch baseball, unless the game you want to see for the week isn’t televised on FOX at 7:00. Or unless your wife has her mind set on going on a date and actually doing something with the best day of the week. That’s how I know I’m getting old: I’m content just to watch a game during primetime on Saturday evening.
The only thing missing is This Week in Baseball and that little claymation Mel Allen who hosted the show after the real Mel passed.
You listen to that, and suddenly it takes you back in time doesn’t it? Enjoy your Saturday everyone!
Saturday, the greatest day on earth. There’s no work for anyone and a full slate of games. The sun is shining and the farmers markets are packed. It’s a great day to go to the pool and listen to the game on the radio. It’s a great day to drink a few beers. It’s a great day to get in your seven mile run, if you’re into that. Saturday can be whatever you want it to be.
This game took place on a Saturday, only it was not in the summer but in October. I actually know it was a Saturday, because I skipped my first homecoming and called off my date with a girl to watch this game – I’m sorry Kelsey. It’s true.
Little Marquis Grissom, scampering in on a semi-passed ball. Randy Myers on the hill, Omar Vizquel at the plate. I remember it like it was yesterday. I was really happy for the Indians. And look at old Davey Johnson in that Baltimore dugout! I remember myself wishing that they they would play all night when this game was going on, and they basically did.
This was the game that swung that series and allowed the the Indians to make a World Series run.
It was a slow week for baseball, and a slow week on the blog. The Reds didn’t win all week long. Bryce Harper is still out. And until last night there wasn’t much in the way of an evening slate of baseball (I still don’t know how we survived last Monday).
The next time I update this blog, I’ll be in the city of lights. The city that never sleeps. I’ll be filling you in on all baseball betting, along with some other content you could only get from a gambler. Now there will be no classic MLB clip today, you’ll have to settle for this. It’s Casino boys and girls.
“So you’re a righty?”
Happy Saturday and welcome to the best day of the week to be a baseball fan. We’ve got baseball games from nearly sun up to sun down today, with the Rockies in Washington to kick off one of those whacky but relatively cool 12:10 starts in D.C. on Bryce Harper Bobblehead Day.
And again, because we’re obsessed with classic ballgames; you’re going to get an education on some 80′s vintage stuff right along with us. Today’s masterpiece theater is 1988 NLCS Game Four out at old Shea Stadium. The beginning of the end of the 80′s Mets dynasty (a dynasty that ended before it began, really).
Man it used to look dark at Shea. Happy Saturday of baseball everyone.
Happy Saturday baseball fans. Today is another weekend summer day of baseball you can never have back, so make sure you make the most of it. And I would imagine that ‘making the most of it’ is not sitting in the house on a beautiful day like this and watching Dennis Martinez’s perfect game from 1992 in it’s entirety on YouTube. But we’re going to allow you to do exactly that right here.
We’re warning you, once you click play and start watching and see the old names El Presidente was carving up that day like Brett Butler, Mike Scioscia, and Stan Javier; you’re not going to be able to just stop. Maybe just fast forward to the 9th inning and watch the inevitable ending of history.
Enjoy your Saturday everyone. Thank you for your continued support of Diamond Hoggers.
Happy Saturday everyone.
Our retro throwback picture features one of our favorite players from the era when we were growing up. What it must have been like to own “The Man of Steal” Rickey Henderson beginning in the 1980 season all the way until 1990. Especially back then when all those die hards kept the stats on paper somehow all season long and Henderson was tallying seasons of 100, 130, 108, 80, 87, 93, 77, and 65 through the decade. Rickey Henderson was the king player of AL-only leagues. Rickey Henderson broke the game back then. He had a cheat code.
Rickey was also an Oakland Athletic four different times in his career, returning three times after leaving the franchise.
Have a great Saturday all. I hope your team of choice hangs a ‘W’ for you. Thank you for your continued support of Diamond Hoggers.
And in honor of the Cardinals-Reds showdown tonight on Baseball Night in America, here’s a memory for you:
Welcome to another Saturday at Diamond Hoggers, where all we need is a miracle.
Classic 80′s song to kick off your Saturday.
We are headed to the ballpark today to see the Reds take on the Cubbies. This match-up brings about such fond memories.
Where were you on this night? http://youtu.be/uNzFC1KO2M8 A night that will live in infamy! Forever! Enjoy your Saturday of baseball folks. We’ll do the same.
I used to really love the 1992 Padres. Gwynn, McGriff, Sheffield, Fernandez. Oscar Azocar. I thought these guys were going to be a modern day Murderer’s Row. The problem was they had no starting pitching aside from Andy Benes.
It’s the best day of the week. Saturday is the day we give thanks for the greatest sport on earth. There’s a nice slate of games tonight for all to enjoy. As always make sure your fantasy lineups are set or you’ll lose your weekly match-up.
Thanks to YouTube finally getting on the same page with MLB, we can now give you a classic video of the week. Look at Bo Jackson get up that wall. It was a different time back then.