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You’ve heard of angels in the outfield, now get ready for diamonds in the infield

A screenshot of a Friday, July 27, 2018, Facebook post by the Upper Valley Nighthawks announcing there would be a diamond buried in the infield for one lucky person to find during a game on Saturday night at Maxfield Sports Complex in White River Junction.

A screenshot of a Friday, July 27, 2018, Facebook post by the Upper Valley Nighthawks announcing there would be a diamond buried in the infield for one lucky person to find during a game on Saturday night at Maxfield Sports Complex in White River Junction.

Yeah, you read that right.

In a Friday night Facebook post, the Upper Valley Nighthawks announced they would be hosting a “Diamond Dig” event sponsored by Von Bargen’s Jewelry. The team will be burying a diamond somewhere in the infield for one lucky fan to find during tonight’s game with the Vermont Mountaineers.

The game is set to begin shortly: Play starts at 6:30 p.m. at Maxfield Sports Complex in White River Junction. (It’s also finally less humid outside, so it should be a nice night for baseball.)

Read the letter the U.S. Olympic Committee sent to Oxbow administrators in Bradford, Vt., population 2,776

Oxbow High’s Madison Fornwalt delivers a pitch Saturday against BFA-Fairfax during the Vermont Division III title game at Castleton University. The junior struck out 15 Bullets and walked one to power the Olympians (13-3) to a 2-1 victory and their second consecutive title. (Valley News – Tris Wykes) Copyright Valley News. May not be reprinted or used online without permission. Send requests to permission@vnews.com.

Earlier this week, Valley News sports reporter Jared Pendak reported that the U.S. Olympics Committee has renewed its feud with Oxbow High over the use of the Olympians nickname.

Virtually all of the reaction that I saw online was, let’s say, not exactly supportive of the USOC’s decision.

And on, and on, and on . . .

Today’s update is that Oxbow — located in Bradford, Vt., population 2,776 — is fighting back. and looking for pro bono legal counsel.

p.s. More on this in this afternoon’s Well-Dressed Sports Heads episode.