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Guest Recaps for July open!

Hello? Is this thing on?

MLB: Los Angeles Dodgers at Arizona Diamondbacks Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports

Every weekend throughout the regular season, we open the doors of the ‘Pit to any member as a guest recapper, who can cover the game from their own unique perspective. You do the recap of the game as a Fanpost, however you want. It can be light-hearted or not; stats-heavy or not, detailed or atmospheric - it’s all about your own voice. One of the editors then takes it, adds the bells and whistles like roll-calls and Fangraphs and it will appear on the front cover of the SnakePit. It’ll also be submitted to Google News, Yahoo! and a bunch of other outlets, so you can amaze your friends and impress your family! We’ll be on hand to help if you have questions on the day.

This is open to everyone: lurkers, commenters or writers elsewhere on the ‘Pit who fancy their hand at recappage. [It’s how quite a number of regular writers here got their start, most recently DbacksEurope] Each weekend has one guest slot open - while mainly Sunday, check carefully, as which day will depend on various factors like Turambar’s beercappage! To sign up, just post a comment, with the date of the game you want to cover. When I spot them, I’ll cross the games off the list. You’ll then get an email, a day or so before, with details. If you haven’t done it before, you need to reply at that point, confirming you’re still up for it. I tend to have more faith in repeat recappers!

In this piece last month, I wrote “June. Well, it can’t go as badly as May, can it?” Turns out, it actually went even worse. But I’m sure the D-backs won’t lose 24 games in July. Albeit, this is because they are only playing 23. Here’s the schedule for any brave souls interested: all times are Arizona, adjust for your location as appropriate. Note the Independence Day game is a rare Sunday evening one, because fireworks.

  • Sun Jul 4 vs. San Francisco, 6:10 PM
  • Sun Jul 11 @ L.A. Dodgers, 1:10 PM
  • Sun Jul 18 vs. Chi. Cubs, 1:10 PM - Imstillhungry95 [prov]
  • Sun Jul 25 @ Chi. Cubs, 11:20 AM - Justin27 [prov]