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Your Saturday Baseball Post

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It’s the last Saturday in August and I’m literally typing this post one-handed as I hold my two-day old son. I started this blog when I was still a kis I feel like and now I have two under the age of two. Insanity.

Now I’m just trying to frantically finish this post in the sake of tradition; to honor this place and the game I love. And the best day of the week. Even when you’re sitting at home in your living room and your living room becomes a madhouse.

Last night was an insane night of baseball – especially down at Dodger Stadium. Today is a full slate. I am not sure what I’ll see. I just hope to set my fantasy lineups and catch a few innings in twilight.

Today’s song of the week that should be played on a ballpark loudspeaker near you is one of my all-time favorites, by Eric Clapton. Clapton actually has a home about 20 minutes from me. Other side of the tracks.

So enjoy your Saturday – and pray for my sanity. Oh and my 21-month old just tried to slap my infants crib. How sweet. Gotta run, but thank you for your continued support of Diamond Hoggers.

Your Saturday Baseball Post

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It’s Saturday, and this post is going up on time.

In a normal life, I would be headed to Cincinnati today to catch the Dodgers playing the Reds. Since my son is due any moment; literally, I am staying home and guarding the dad post.

It’s your typical late August Saturday. You can feel as a baseball fan that time is running short. We’re about at that 40 day/40 night point. Which is kind of sad. But it’s better than just having a week remaining or something horrible like that.

Your 80’s song of the week that should be played on a ballpark loudspeaker near you is from my all-time favorite rock band, Guns n’ Roses. They were live in concert at Dodger Stadium last night and they are again tonight. Those lucky people of Los Angeles. What a scene.

So enjoy your Saturday everyone. Thank you for your continued support of Diamond Hoggers, where baseball is recognized as the greatest sport on earth.

Your Saturday Baseball Post

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It’s Saturday, and it will be a glorious baseball Saturday today.

There is just a month and a half of baseball left. So if you love it like we do, make sure you’re soaking it in. It seems like it’s been 90 or 100 with humidity for the past six weeks or so and no end in sight. I am any day from having my second kid. Crazy.

Here’s one of my favorites, an 80’s song that should be played on the ballpark loudspeaker near you:

It’s hard to believe school is about to be back in session after this weekend, so the summer nights Richard Marx sings about in this classic are anything but endless right now.

I have to end this post because my two year old is trying to climb on my lap over and over again. So, do your league-mates a turn and set your fantasy lineups if you have them. Have a great Saturday of baseball and life. Thank you for your continued support of Diamond Hoggers.

Your Saturday Baseball Post

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It’s Saturday, and the summer heat wave rolls on. It’s the dog days of August where players are worn down and a lot of teams are playing out the string.

We’re headed to a corn roast today! The first corn roast I think I’ve ever been to. Full slate of baseball action on tap to get excited about and serve as background noise in your day.

Your one hit wonder song of the week that should be played on a ballpark loudspeaker near you is from 1991 and a guy named ‘Timmy T’. One more Try!

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

Your Saturday Baseball Post

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Another Saturday, and with NFL training camps open; we are getting down to just eight to ten regular season Saturday’s left. After this weekend, we’ve got just two full months of the baseball season. And that’s sad.

But there’s still time to enjoy and soak it in. And that’s exactly what we’ll do. And exactly why this post is here each week.

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

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!