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Your Saturday Baseball Post

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It’s a summer Saturday, maybe the nicest day of the summer. I move into my first real house with my wife and daughter in two days, so I’m busy as Hell. It’s funny, when you buy a house you think you’re set. Then you have about 1,000 other odd items you need to buy for it.

But you have to love a Saturday. We have a wedding to go to tonight, so I’ll miss most of the good action. Every team is in play, and the standings are starting to tilt so that we have some semblance of what’s really going on in this game. This is a time of year when people who don’t really love baseball seem to get bored with it. For me, this is the time of year I appreciate it most and start to fear it’s end. It’s the only game in town right now, and there’ something great about that.

Your 80’s song of the week that should be blared on a ballpark loudspeaker near you is Huey Lewis and the News. A classic.

Thank you for your continued support of Diamond Hoggers. Enjoy your Saturday.

Your Saturday Baseball Post

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A mid-June Saturday, full slate of baseball; and as always Saturday is the grandest day of the week during a baseball season.

As customary, we put the flag at half mass with this post. This is the game we love most on earth, and there are a full slate of great games on tap.

And it’s Father’s Day weekend! So for all you dads out there, you should have the green light to sit around in peace and quiet and see that prized pitching match up you want!

Sorry this is so short, but it’s on my iPhone. I’ll have more later today, at some point.

Thank you for your continued support of Diamond Hoggers, enjoy your Saturday!

Your Saturday Baseball Post

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Today was truly a summer scorcher. The hottest day of the year that I remember, and my mother’s AC is out. And it’s Old Timer’s Day in the Bronx.

The lightning bugs are out like crazy. It is definitely Summer. We couldn’t go a Saturday without getting this post up, although it’s late.

So we hope you enjoyed your Saturday everyone. Hopefully you’ve got your sunburn and you’re winding down with a few late night innings!

Thank you for your continued support of Diamond Hoggers.

Your Saturday Baseball Post

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It’s officially the best day of the week. Saturday is the best day of the week, and during baseball season it’s something a little extra special. If you can’t be in a good mood on a Saturday, there’s something wrong with you. Every friggin’ day should be Saturday.

As I type this post, the White Bear El Oso Blanco Evan Gattis has just gone deep into the Crawford Boxes in Houston. There’s baseball on from now until when you’ll barely be able to keep your eyes open. MLB was nice enough to schedule a few games late night on this Saturday night, including the Dodgers at home with Clayton Kershaw on the bump.

Don’t you dare think about watching the NBA Finals which is about the most predictable thing ever.

Here’s your 80’s song of the week that should be played at a ballpark near you:

And as for us, we’ll be checking in sporadically today with some posts. So we salute the game of baseball and thank you for your continued support of Diamond Hoggers where we love baseball and recognize it as the greatest game on earth.

Your Saturday Baseball Post

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When I get up and the sun is shining on a Saturday like this one and the AC is on; it reminds me of Saturday mornings when I was a kid and I would grab the sports page out of the stack off my parents table. I would take the box scores and find all my favorite guys. If they did something worthwhile, I circled them and then cut out the box score and pinned it on my bulletin board. That’s back when there was no ESPN.com or MLB.com, so you had to get the paper to see what the out of town guys did. And if it was a ‘late’ game you had to wait TWO days to see what guys on the west coast did. And then you ran the risk of someone throwing the damn paper away when it came.

As always, full slate of games on tap today for people who love baseball; you’ll likely do something else fun today on this Memorial Day weekend but baseball will be there waiting for when you’re bored. And that’s why it’s great.

Your song of the week that should be played on a loudspeaker near you is a good one. This one is straight out of Boyz N’ the Hood/Grand Theft Auto V.

Enjoy your Saturday everyone. Thank you for your continued support of Diamond Hoggers. Don’t be that guy in your fantasy league who neglects his lineup!

Your Saturday Baseball Post

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Happy Saturday, and arguably the first Saturday of summer now that school is starting to let out everywhere. Of course if you’re like me; Monday will just be another day in your cube. But this was the time of year where the humidity started to hit and if myself and the neighborhood kids didn’t have a travel baseball game or two on the slate during the week, we were throwing down the obscure objects to be our first, second, and third base in the front yard and a homer was knocking one over the road. You could of course, only homer to center in my front yard. It taught us to hit up the middle at least.

My Saturday is everything from shopping for flooring to painting a swing set. It’s just like everyone said it would be when they said I would be 33 and I didn’t listen.

Now your 80’s song of the week that should be played on a ballpark loudspeaker near you. This one, maybe during batting practice or something.

Saturday is the best day of the week this time of year, so soak it in. Thank you for your continued support of Diamond Hoggers.

Your Saturday Baseball Post

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Welcome to Saturday, the best day of the week for those who love baseball; the best sport on earth. Whether you’re running errands, doing yard work for your old lady, babysitting your kid while your wife caters a wedding or just laying around like a slob and watching baseball like you should; we can all agree there’s something special about a Saturday during baseball season.

Because we were out of town last weekend, this post was neglected. We’re sorry. It won’t happen again all season.

There’s a ton of action today as usual on a Saturday, all your favorite stars will be in play and the pitching match-ups are extra shitty so there should be an abundance of offense. There’s also a Coors Field game mixed in so things can get extra wild. Eddie Butler goes down hard today at Coors.

So as we set the flag here at half mass in honor of the greatest sport there is, we also wish you a great Saturday. Thank you for your continued support of Diamond Hoggers.

Your Saturday Baseball Post

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You know the drill, it’s Saturday; and even though it’s NFL Draft weekend, this is still baseball’s day during the springtime.

Friday was pretty quiet as far as offense goes, so this is sure to be a wild and whacky day of action and who even knows what is in store.

Saturday is of course the greatest day of the week. And we’re here each Saturday to remind you during baseball season that it’s the greatest sport on earth.

Your classic rock song of the week that should be blared on a ballpark loudspeaker nearest you is Bruce Springsteen, Out in the Street:

So don’t peak too much at the NFL Draft. No one exciting is being chosen today. Use your precious spare time to watch more baseball. Thank you for your continued support of Diamond Hoggers. Enjoy your Saturday, folks.

Your Saturday Baseball Post

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It’s Saturday, and it’s the best day of the week. Today is Blake Snell’s big league debut; and after getting car sick and puking all over her new car seat, me, and the backseat of my car while simply going to get breakfast, my kiddo is safe and sound and down for a nap. Not even a car-sick kid can ruin a baseball Saturday.

I’m going to collect my bearings, I’ll be back with more later today.

Here’s your Saturday song of the week that should be played on a ballpark loudspeaker nearest you. Thank you for your continued support and readership of Diamond Hoggers baseball blog. Enjoy your Saturday!

Your Saturday Baseball Post

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It’s the best day of the week, at the best time of the week, on possibly the most beautiful day of the entire year. Full slate of baseball on tap as always and this post is here to salute that and the week that was of the greatest game on earth.

My wife and I are taking our 17 month old to her first baseball game ever today, at our Alma Mater. It’s best to test the youngster out at a game that charges minimal admission before you take her to the show later in the summer and you’re wanting to pluck all your hair out after three innings; so we’ve heard. I’m planning on seeing about four pitches today in between chasing her and making sure she doesn’t trip over any blunt objects.

That said, it’s a Saturday; and there’s baseball. And you can feel summer in the air. Enjoy your Saturday and thank you for your continued support of Diamond Hoggers! We hope all your teams win today unless you’re a Cardinals fan.

Your Saturday Baseball Post

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Has it ever felt better to get to the first Saturday afternoon of the MLB regular season?

There is a full slate of games on tap on a Saturday for the first time in about seven months. We’ve all waited a long time for this. I’ve spent the morning on Daddy duty, and surely the hardest part is behind me.

Hopefully your fantasy teams are off to a shining start and you aren’t losing your bets on your heavy moneyline favorites. Hopefully you can catch nine innings tonight without being interrupted by the other stresses of life. Hopefully you see something really special.

Today’s 80’s song of the week that should be played on a ballpark loudspeaker nearest you is Fallen Angel by Poison. A real classic:

So enjoy your Saturday! Thank you for your continued support of Diamond Hoggers – where we always put the flag at half mass on Saturday during baseball season to give thanks to the best sport on earth.

Your Saturday Baseball Post

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It’s your first Saturday Baseball Post of the offseason, we’re 58 days from Opening Day. Pitchers and catchers will report soon. Your fantasy league should be filling with familiar faces and it won’t be long until we’re all gathered round rooting for the same old categories that remind us it’s truly spring.

As for us, well we’re trying to sell our condo. It’s truly the most miserable experience to do the daily drill of showings and offerings and counters. Please don’t ever sell your home. It shows you that every person in this world has some shrewdness in them. And when you do show it you will be forced to vacate and loiter at your nearest convenience store for hours on end. So if you care about yourself and your family you will stay where you are!

Today’s 80’s song of the game that should be played on a ballpark loudspeaker near you is a true classic! Enjoy your Saturday.

Your Saturday Baseball Post

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There are only two games today, and college football has really taken center stage. But it’s LCS Saturday, and the Cubbies and Mets kick things off in Queens tonight.

Leaves are on the ground, the fall nip is in the air, and for the first time it really feels like October baseball all around us. We definitely needed to give homage to this with a Saturday baseball post.

Hopefully you don’t miss too much of the action because you’re being into going somewhere to watch the Ohio State Buckeyes trounce Penn State. This Cubs game tonight will be tight and full of drama! The only thing that would have made it perfect is if it would have been at Wrigley.

Soon enough.

Thank you for your continued support of Diamond Hoggers and the greatest game on earth. Enjoy your Saturday, all.

Your Saturday Baseball Post

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This is the final Saturday before the last Saturday of the MLB regular season. In some ways it’s so hard to fathom. The baseball season has been a blast, seeming like it’s been just a few weeks long. In other ways you think back to some stuff going on in your life in April, and you think it was two seasons ago. It’s been the best of times, it’s been the worst of times.

Overall though, we would prefer that it not end. There’s just something magical that comes with a full slate of games and every team in play on a Saturday. It stinks to think about not having that until next spring.

We’re also at that weird part in the season where you get two teams playing for absolutely nothing and you know it’s a formality and they’re playing simply because it’s on the schedule. And it’s at those times that you get some really weird and unpredictable outcomes.

We implore you to enjoy your Saturday, and enjoy this final week of baseball. Pull out all the stops in fantasy baseball to get the finish you desire and what you’ve worked all season for.

Your 80’s song of the week that should be played on a ballpark loudspeaker at a park near you is Chicago, from 1988. Look away, baby look away:

Enjoy your Saturday all, and thank you for your continued support of Diamond Hoggers.