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Your Saturday Baseball Post

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It took all day, but damnit this post is going up. It’s Saturday, and it’s baseball day! Every day should be Saturday!

I spent the day with my family doing stuff, and didn’t have time to get the post up until now. But tradition carries onward.

Thank you for your continued support of Diamond Hoggers. Hopefully your Saturady was a great one.

Your Saturday Baseball Post

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It’s Saturday; the best day of the week and best day for baseball. So with this post, we pause and give thanks. It’s already mid-July and the second half of the season is officially one day into things. It won’t be long and football will be intruding on the Grand Ol’ Ballgame’s spotlight.

But in these parts, we’ll stay devoted to baseball. If you’re finding yourself at the bottom of the pile in a few fantasy leagues make sure you still are a good league mate and set your lineups. If you’re at home with the fam’ this weekend and unable to get out and do much, light up the grill and turn on a game. There’s nothing more relaxing.

Your song of the week that should be played at a ballpark near you is King of Wishful Thinking by Go West:

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

Your Saturday Baseball Post

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Welcome to Saturday, the best day of the week for baseball and during the summer.

I’ve already spent my morning assembling an entire grill (okay, my dad did it), so my tasks are likely done for the day.

With all the crazy and wrong stuff that’s been going on in this world; I’m really glad I’m so wrapped up in baseball that I miss half of it. Honestly, a look at the nightly FOX News is just depressing anymore. So sit back today, and forget about the troubles of the real world. Put on a game and get lost in nine innings. You’ll be better off for it.

Your 80’s song of the week that should be played on a ballpark loudspeaker nearest you is ‘Love Song’ by Tesla. A true classic!

Everyone enjoy their Saturday. Thank you for your continued support of Diamond Hoggers.

Your Saturday Baseball Post

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Happy Saturday to all baseball fans on this holiday weekend. For the first time in my life, at 33 years of age; I have a yard to mow. It’s almost amazing to think about. So that’s exactly what I need to tackle today. I’m gonna gas up this bad boy and do work.

But at some point today when the sun goes down and my face has a little bit of a burn I’m going to find a game, whatever the schedule offers me; and I’m going to relax in my new house and just kind of realize how lucky I am to watch a little baseball in the friendly confines so to speak. My wife also signed us up to watch my buddies kids, so there’s that.

Today’s 80’s song of the week that should be played on a ballpark loudspeaker near you is from 1985, a true classic from Glenn Frey (RIP). A little Miami Vice action for you all. Now this is music. They don’t make them like this anymore.

Thanks for stopping by, where we always set the flag at half mass on Saturday in honor of the greatest game on earth. And there’s no work on Monday for humanity so you can fire up the grill and basically treat it as Friday. Thank you for your continued support of Diamond Hoggers.

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.