PHOENIX, AZ - JULY 11: National League All-Star Gaby Sanchez #15 of the Florida Marlins takes batting practice during the Gatorade All-Star Workout Day at Chase Field on July 11, 2011 in Phoenix, Arizona. (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)
Leading up to the Midsummer Classic, FishStripes is counting down our top 10 "hats-off" moments in Marlins All Star Game history. The Fish have 18 All Star Games under their belt, so clearly, with such a wealth of thrilling game moments to choose from, your opinion on the order and relevance of each moment may vary. Feel free to jump in on the comments and post your personal top ten, or simply rip ours to shreds. Or, ya know, just post your Ichthy picks and ignore me completely.
Here at FishStripes, we are no strangers to forecasting the future (ichthyomancy, anyone?), so it would stand to reason that our #2 hats-off All Star moment in Marlins history will not occur until Tuesday night at Chase Field in Phoenix, Arizona.
Gaby Sanchez will be the lone player representing the Marlins in this year's ASG, and it is exciting to see the homegrown South Florida native repping the Fish. It is Gaby's first trip the Midsummer Classic, and although we have no idea what he's going to do in the game, or if he'll even get an at-bat, we figure it can't be any less exciting than the majority of the Marlins All Star Game appearances over the years.
In fact, we're willing to place a little wager on it.
Post your predictions for Gaby's performance tomorrow night in the comments of this post, and if you can accurately foretell what the first baseman will do in the game, you will be awarded ichthyomancy points to add to your regular-season total.
We wish Gaby lots of luck in the game, and have our fingers crossed that the NL will add to their one-game win streak in the Midsummer Classic.
Tomorrow morning we reveal the number one moment in Marlins All Star Game history!
Note: Here is a nice article about Gaby's dad: Gaby Sanchez joined by supporting cast at All-Star Game
Even more: Gaby's wife, Judy, is writing about the All-Star experience: Marlins All-Star Gaby Sanchez arrives in Phoenix.