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Your Saturday Baseball Post


Today, the final Saturday before Christmas 2014 hits on the calendar. This time of year will forever remind me of open gyms, indoor hitting, conditioning and lifting weights, asking my parents for things like eye black, pine tar, batting gloves, and if I was lucky enough; a new bat.

With as quickly as it feels like that the holiday has arrived this year, in some ways it is a reminder that before too long we will be opening up the 2015 season once again, celebrating in unison with other baseball lovers.

Until then, here’s Giancarlo Stanton getting a good piece of one from April 2014:

Your Saturday Baseball Post


It’s the best day of the week, and there are two VERY big baseball games on today. With an ALCS of the friggin’ Royals and Orioles all but decided; only the Nationals and Dodgers can save us from a final four of boring teams.

So here’s to a little of the right kind of magic today. Because neither Washington or Los Angeles had any of that going yesterday. And let this open thread post be a reminder on this Saturday that if you hang around the park long enough, sometimes a little magic sprouts up out of nothing.

That’s still one of the best traditions baseball ever had and it came out of relatively nowhere. And then the Nationals organization decided to make it go kaputz. This was an awful idea, and if they know what’s good for them they’ll roll it out today in Washington.

Here’s to a great Saturday to you and yours. I know if you’re any type of regular checking out this blog you’ll catch some of the baseball action going on today. A legend could be born, dreams could die, the finality of playoff baseball is unparalleled anywhere else in sports.

Thank you for your continued support of Diamond Hoggers.

Your Saturday Baseball Post


Finally, we have reached our expiration date on the baseball season. At the same time as saying ‘finally’, it’s come all too soon. And it’s sad.

This weekend is not only the end of the Derek Jeter era but possible countless many others. And the sun sets on yet another glorious, memorable and fun baseball regular season.

It won’t be long until spring comes and all 30 teams are back in play. Until then, we’ll hold it down here. As long as there is baseball to talk about and appreciate, we’ll be doing it.

Enjoy your final regular season Saturday, when the sun is pulled up into the disappearing summer sky for just a few extra hours for us baseball fans who love the game dearly.

Thank you for your continued support of Diamond Hoggers.

Your Saturday Baseball Post


Just eight short days of regular season baseball remain counting this one. It’s hard to wonder how we got to this point in such a short amount of time. It’s the second to last regular season Saturday, which is always kind of somber.

It won’t be long until we’re pulling a Rogers Hornsby, sitting inside, staring out the window; waiting for spring to come.

We hope your fantasy team didn’t let you down and is still fighting for a championship; and we hope your real team hasn’t been mathematically eliminated. But if they have both failed you – make sure you take some time this Saturday to pay your respects to the greatest game on earth and at least check out a few innings of some action.

Thank you for your continued support of Diamond Hoggers. Have a great Saturday.

Your Saturday Baseball Post


Happy Saturday in Major League Baseball!

After today, by our count there are only two Saturday dates remaining in the regular season. That’s entirely awful. Mostly everyone out there – even some who love baseball – are more focused on the NCAA football schedule today and they’re simply killing time until the opening round of the MLB playoffs. That’s understandable.

It’s still hard to beat a Saturday during the baseball season when everyone is in play, and fantasy baseball championships are on the line.

And if you playing on placing a wager today, you can see the odds at allpro. Special thanks to the Pittsburgh Steelers who have started us in a hole this football season.

Thank you for your continued support of Diamond Hoggers.

Your Saturday Baseball Post


It’s the final Saturday in August in the 2014 season, and College Football is underway. Soon the weather and leaves will change; the field of MLB teams in play will be reduced to just a dozen or less, and the season will wind down.

Your little siblings are likely back in college – leaving town with only memories of what you did with your summer together.

The baseball season rolls along, beautifully and elegantly for us all. Full slate of games today as always during the best day of the week in the game of baseball.

Thank you for your continued support of Diamond Hoggers.

Your Saturday Baseball Post


It’s the last Saturday of the baseball season where there is no football involved. Also, the Simpsons Marathon is taking place on FX; and last night I dived in when I was trying to fall asleep. Last night while trying to fall asleep I ended up watching three episodes. I laughed until I woke up my wife and the dog at this:

Today we’ll be away from the baseball scene for most of the day. Make sure your fantasy lineups are set, as we will. If you’re not in first place in your fantasy league, you’re probably not going to be when the season ends. But be a good owner and finish things out the honorable way.

Have a great Saturday. Thank you for your continued support of Diamond Hoggers.

Your Saturday Baseball Post


It’s Saturday, and summer is unofficially over. The kids are back in school Monday. If you try hard enough, you can feel the football nip in the air; which isn’t all somber unless you’re a diehard baseball fan.

It’s a weird slate for baseball today with a Clayton Kershaw start highlighting a schedule that sees no games before 4:00 PM ET and no games after 9:00 PM ET.

It’s still a Saturday, and baseball is still the grandest sport on earth. It won’t be long until fantasy baseball champions are crowned and the postseason field is defined. Until then, we hold it down; we wait and we watch for the moments of high drama.

Thank you for your continued support of Diamond Hoggers.

Your Saturday Baseball Post


Welcome to what is still the finest day of the baseball week, and regular week. Preseason NFL football has started to impose on the baseball season as it always impolitely does, but that doesn’t mean that baseball is taking a backseat. There’s another meaty month of the baseball season left before the real football begins, and a lot of high drama yet to be decided in your fantasy and our real life standings.

As always, full slate of baseball today from sun up to sun down with the first game kicking off here as the post goes live.

Enjoy your Saturday, and pay homage somehow to the best sport on earth while you still can. The flag will be at half mass today here at the blog that always salutes baseball.

Thank you for your continued support of Diamond Hoggers.

Your Saturday Baseball Post


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.

Thank you for your continued support of Diamond Hoggers.

Your Saturday Baseball Post


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


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.

Thank you for your continued support of Diamond Hoggers.

Your Saturday Baseball Post


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


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.