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Your Saturday Baseball Post

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Like a roll call at Yankee Stadium, we always show on a Saturday. And speaking of Yankee Stadium, the Reds are playing there as we speak. There’s something so beautiful about a Saturday afternoon game in the summer starting at 1:00 at Yankee Stadium. How do people waste their weekend down time watching golf when this is going on? This is how you relax! This is how you really live!

We’re batching it this weekend, so we should have time to get a lot of important stuff done like a few extra blog posts, and a few extra daily fantasy lineups.

Baseball on the weekend, you simply can’t beat it. Soak it in.

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Your Saturday Baseball Post

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Happy baseball Saturday. Today we’re going with Vince Coleman, who was a legend to us even before we knew what Vince Coleman looked like.

The reason for this is we had R.B.I. Baseball for the NES, and we never played as the Cardinals (Mets typically) but this Coleman character was absolutely unstoppable for St. Louis. He was an absolute pest who robbed us blind on the basepaths. He was a menace to society, even when we were six years old we hated seeing ‘Coleman’ come to the plate with his .298 average and three home runs. If you owned the game and tangled with the Cardinals, it wasn’t Jack Clark you feared.

None of the games start until 3:00 PM today, so you’ve got time to get some household chores done before the fun begins. It’s been a glorious week of baseball with what seems like a lot of bombs and big moments. And of course in the non-baseball world (if there is such a thing), LeBron James announced his return home to Cleveland yesterday. Good on you ‘Bron.

Enjoy your Saturday. Thank you for your continued support of Diamond Hoggers, where baseball is at the center of our universe.

Your Saturday Baseball Post

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It’s the first July Saturday of baseball season, pennant races are heating up and some big trades are starting to go down. Now that summer’s biggest celebration has ended, we are all faced with the reality that before we know it, there will be an autumn chill in the air and the boys of summer will pack up their gear and return to their respective hometown’s for the winter.

But it’s not time yet. There’s still half a season remaining of big moments, great plays, and high drama that makes baseball the greatest sport on earth.

Enjoy your Saturday, wherever you may be, whatever you may be doing.

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Your Saturday Baseball Post

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We stayed up entirely too late last night watching the first four episodes of Breaking Bad on Netflix. Now we can’t stop. It provided a good little mental break from baseball – not that it’s ever needed.

We’re into the real dog days of summer and the heat is sweltering. Baseball is sprinkled throughout the afternoon and into the evening, no one with a script could tell us the theatrics we’re about to see today and tonight.

Saturday is the best day of all, and the last weekend in June is a good time to slow down and appreciate the greatest sport on earth for all it’s beauty. And no – World Cup is not more beautiful.

Your Saturday Baseball Post

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Happy summer Saturday, where baseball season is at it’s apex.

We’re officially bringing Tony Gwynn week to a close with this post. The greatest pure hitter of our generation and just an all-around great guy. Hopefully this brings to a close our hunting for Tony Gwynn items on eBay as well. Once you start down that path, there’s no stopping.

So here we sit about an hour before the first games of today’s slate begin, and it is time to put the flag at half mass not just for baseball being the greatest sport on earth but for the greatest sport on earth losing one of it’s most legendary and storied figures this past week. Here’s Tony Gwynn’s 3000th hit in that Stadium Olympique up in Montreal. I miss that place as well.

And here’s what Gwynn called the biggest moment and biggest hit of his career, his World Series home run after all those years in the game. Look at those quick hands, getting inside the ball.

Enjoy your Saturday in baseball and life! Thank you for your continued support of Diamond Hoggers.

Your Saturday Baseball Post

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It’s an absolutely flawless Saturday in the summer with the sun shining. Baseball for the day is within an hour of starting. It simply doesn’t get much better than this – life is good.

So whether it’s going to play a round of golf, heading to the pool to catch some rays, taking your pooch on a walk or simply going outside for a game of catch with the old glove; make sure you’re soaking in the beautiful day it is across the nation.

It’s going to be a glorious evening within the game we love. Thank you for your continued support of Diamond Hoggers. Enjoy your Saturday!

Your Saturday Baseball Post

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Happy Saturday – a day where everyone who loves baseball as much as we do can relax, decompress, and watch the greatest game on earth from sun up until sun down.

Unless of course you’ve put off landscaping your small plot of garden until June like we have. In that case, your wife will have you to a farmer’s market, a garden center, and to get your oil changed all by noon. That leaves us with less than an hour to set our fantasy lineups, do this essential post, and we’re going to be humping mulch when the games start.

Hopefully you have a different fate on this Saturday, for at some point we will be set free to dilly dally in nine inning somewhere. Until then we wish you well, and we hope you’ll tip your cap somewhere today and find some time to watch a game. That’s what Saturday in the summer is really for.

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Your Saturday Baseball Post

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For this Saturday it’s the last day in May, and my wife and I are on the New Jersey shore for a wedding (congrats Brett and Kelly!) where the Yankees fandom pretty much dominates things.

(And since I am a baseball weirdo) I think it’s really cool to walk this beach and think about a Saturday much like today back in the 1960′s when Mickey Mantle was going to be in the lineup over at old Yankee Stadium which is just a short hour and change away from here. I think about stuff like that and what I would give to build a time machine to go back in time and be right here in this part of the country on a Saturday when Mickey Mantle was in the lineup; you can bet I would catch that train and go watch him take batting practice even if I was by myself. These are the odd things I daydream about.

As for those of us who choose to live in reality, we’ve got a full slate of games today with the present day Yankees playing at one and some kid debuts for the Cardinals today. It’s going to be a banner Saturday in baseball.

Another May of baseball is in the books after today, then the real meat of the season begins. Enjoy your Saturday everyone!

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Your Saturday Baseball Post

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It’s a holiday weekend, so Happy Memorial Day to you and yours; and this is the time of the season where things start to really take shape and be considered ‘for real’. Anyone in first place or making a Cinderella run is no longer a pretender, and any guy who is still hitting .300 has a legit shot to do so all year.

Your neighborhood pool is open for the summer, for the next several months baseball will be center stage. School is pretty much out and little league will be holding their Opening Days as you read this post. This is what we live for.

It doesn’t get much better than this. Enjoy your Saturday full of relaxation and baseball! Thank you for your continued support of Diamond Hoggers.

Your Saturday Baseball Post

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Hooray, it’s another baseball Saturday.

The best day of the week, combined with the best sport on earth can only mean good things for the both of us; you and me. Everyone is in play with a few afternoon tilts (Cubs are leading at Wrigley right now).

One odd thing we note about Saturday baseball this year is there are no games that kick off after the 10:00 ET hour anymore. It seems MLB did some market research and determined somehow that fans don’t like their games late on a Saturday. We’ll take it as late as we can get it. There’s nothing to do at midnight when those final games end and the wife is asleep. You could always opt to get some shut-eye, but that’s for the birds.

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

Your Saturday Baseball Post

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Wake up, steal the sports section from your parents freshly curled paper, scan the box scores for the name that matters, hop on your ten speed and go get ice cream and a foot long coney for breakfast. Come back and play pickle in the front yard with the neighborhood buddies. Watch your favorite stars in the game hit bombs on the Saturday game of the week.

That’s what it was like before the ages of the internet on a baseball Saturday – when we were young. Saturday is the best day of the week and baseball is the best sport on earth. That’s what this post is in recognition of.

Now we’re off to play some PS4 MLB The Show, because rain bailed us out on doing garden work.

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Your Saturday Baseball Post

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Welcome to Saturday, where we always remember to put the flag at half mass for the sport we love.

A full slate of games, and we’re a little late getting this post up because we spent the day doing ‘family things’ like shopping for future baby clothes and accessories.

Still, it was a great baseball and sports Saturday. This post is to celebrate the game we all love.

Thank you for your continued support of Diamond Hoggers, the blog that salutes all things baseball.

Your Saturday Baseball Post

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Last night was one of the most action-packed evenings of baseball I’ve seen in a long time. Exploding  offenses, literally all over the league. So many big name players homered, and the explosion of runs capped off a pretty wild week of baseball that had a little bit of everything. We had the pine tar neck of Michael Pineda, a brawl with Carlos Gomez and Gerrit Cole, and last night was probably capped off by the biggest moment of the entire week. Big Cuban Stud Jose Abreu, we hope you weren’t sleeping.

And listen to Hawk Harrelson! This guy is one of the earth’s greatest treasures. When Abreu hits that ball, Hawk loses any semblance of the fact that he’s working and his job is to be impartial to either side. Instead, he’s yelling ‘GET OVER HIS HEAD’. And it does. And the White Sox have the signature moment of the week.

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This is one of the best sports Saturdays of the year so far. A full slate of MLB action, great Stanley Cup Playoff hockey, the NBA playoffs, and my wife wants me to watch ‘What to Expect When You’re Expecting’ tonight. My morning alarm clock has been replaced by my wife puking into our sink or toilet and now this is the stuff that I will watch instead of all the great ball that’s on.

Saturday is the best day of the week and baseball is the greatest sport on earth – that is the only agenda we have here.

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Your Saturday Baseball Post

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Happy MLB Season Saturday to all. This is a celebratory day on this blog and just in life. It’s a perfect day outside so you might want to harness up the dog and take him out for a walk between innings if your team isn’t hitting.

Saturday is the greatest day of all and a Saturday in the spring when the sun is shining is the best day to celebrate baseball.

Here’s a no-hitter from almost 30 years ago from a guy you’ve never heard of back in April of ’87, thrown by Juan Nieves of the Brewers:

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