Fish Bites: Miami Marlins and Opening Day

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Opening Day has come and gone and the Marlins played their first game against the 2012 NL East champion Washington Nationals. Also, "could Loria be selling the team?" That and more on this post-April Fool's edition of Fish Bites.

Opening Day becomes reality for nine Miami Marlins | marlins.com: News

Nine Miami players experienced their first big league opener yesterday -- Rob Brantly, Donovan Solano, Adeiny Hechavarria, Justin Ruggiano, A.J. Ramos, Wade LeBlanc, Chris Valaika, Alex Sanabia and Jose Fernandez. And for Mike Redmond, it was his first opener as a big league skipper.

Breaking News: Loria to sell the Marlins to Arison for $680m - Marlin Maniac - A Miami Marlins Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

Yup, It is an April Fool's Day joke.

Strip Club With Stanton: THIS IS YOUR MARLINS OPENING DAY ROSTER. APRIL FOOLS! NO, BUT SERIOUSLY, THIS IS IT :(

A rather unorthodox look at the Marlins opening day lineup.

LoMo on DL til end of May " The Fish Pond

Logan Morrison might be spending a bit more time on the DL than previously believed. Joe Frisaro with the story.

Around the League

The SPRiNG Projections for 2013 MLB Standings - Beyond the Box Score

What can the spring standings tell us about the upcoming season? Lewie Pollis of Beyond the Box Score takes a look.

San Francisco Giants at Los Angeles Dodgers - April 1, 2013 | MLB.com LAD Recap
Clayton Kershaw pitched a shutout and homered for the winning run in his first outing of the season. In related news, Clayton Kershaw is a good baseball player.

Live Major League Baseball Scores | MLB.com: Scoreboard

Every opening day box score from around the league.

At Fish Stripes

2013 Miami Marlins Season Preview: Bold Predictions - Fish Stripes
The Miami Marlins season began yesterday versus the defending NL East champion Washington Nationals. Here are some bold predictions to start the 2013 season right!

2013 Miami Marlins Season Preview: Ichthyomancy Is Back! - Fish Stripes

The Miami Marlins may be in for a rough 2013 season, but that doesn't mean you cannot enjoy everyone's favorite Marlins prediction contest, Ichthyomancy! The game is back for another season of excitement!

Fish Cap: Miami Marlins 0, Washington Nationals 2 - Fish Stripes

The Miami Marlins put up a valiant, if offensively light, effort versus Stephen Strasburg and the Washington Nationals, but ultimately they failed to score and lost the game 2-0. Rickey Nolasco provided most of the #minorvictories on opening day

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