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Byline: Jan Jonas JJONAS@ABQTRIB.COM / 823-3627
Baseball is his religion; the ballpark his church. Now he's meeting his bride at the game's altar - home plate.
It's summer. It's baseball. It's a wedding.
And it's at Isotopes Park, where the bridegroom can give his bride the biggest diamond in the world.
Every baseball diamond is the biggest diamond, the groom says.
"In a small sense, I like to be different. Do something out of the ordinary. Not the typical 'Here's your flower. Here's your ring,'" Ruben Lardizabal says.
"No matter what ballpark you go to, it's 90-foot bases," Lardizabal says. Three bases and home plate.
"I just have a close relationship with the diamond," he says. "I love the game. It's in my blood. Ninety-five percent is baseball, and the rest is life."
His fiancee, Darlene McDuffie, 40, lays her head on his shoulder and rolls her eyes. …