The festivities begin at 8:00 p.m. The game should start around 8:20 p.m.
Hanley Ramirez is the starting short stop for the NL, but you knew that already. Do expect to see Josh Johnson on the mound at some point in the game. Even Charlie Manuel isn't dumb enough to leave JJ in the pen. But I will say this Manuel has surprised me in the past, so we will see.
If you are looking for a fun place to hangout with others and watch the game, may we suggest the Marlins Watch Party at:
|Corona Watch Party
Boomers! Greater Ft. Lauderdale
1700 NW 1st Street
Dania Beach , FL 33004
We think Billy and the Mermaids will be there handing out prizes and just generally brightening up the place.
Ichthyomancy is slightly different in that you won't be making an attendance pick. What you will be deciding, if you choose to play, is whether the AL or NL will be victorious, the MVP of the game but take heart there will be two other players deemed point worthy other than the actual MVP. And also, the standard AAB pick is in play.
Since I have no idea what the participation rate will be tonight, your name will be added along with your picks when they are made. Or maybe to be more precise, when I get home from work or sometime there after. Once again you do not have to select a Marlin, you can if want, though it is not required. The points do count towards Ichthyomancy. GameFish and I play in this version of Ichthyomancy, but as always, our points don't count.
Here is the Ichthyomancy pick table:
||Infante: grand slam
|GameFish||NL||Votto||JJ: 2+ K|
|Bumppo||NL||Pujols||JJ: 2+ K; Hanley: 1+ H|
|Guitarist||NL||Hanley||JJ: 3+ K|
|Spud||NL||Cantu||AL P: WP|
|Xquiles||NL||Braun||JJ: 1+ K|
|Bourbon||NL||Heyward||JJ: 1-2-3 inning|
|Dgriot||NL||Hanley||Game: no save|
|HadMatter||NL||Hanley||JJ: 0 ER; Hanley: MVP|
|Ocelotfox||NL||Pujols||Price IP > Jimenez IP|
|GMFB||NL||JJ||Game: 8+ XBH|
Best of Luck to You!