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Michael Jong

Manager

Michael Jong has been a Marlins fan since its first World Series victory in 1997. He freely admits to having jumped on the World Series bandwagon the first time, but is proud to say that he never left since then. Michael withstood the lean times in the post-fire sale era of the Marlins, which made experiencing the Fish throughout their 2003 World Series season all the more satisfying. Since 2003, Michael has kept following the team on and off but was intrigued by sabermetrics and advanced analysis of the game in 2008. After a year of familiarizing himself with some of the basics of sabermetrics, Michael began the Marlin Maniac blog over at FanSided and spent two and a half years blogging for Marlin Maniac. In November, Michael took over Fish Stripes and has been here for a year, providing quality Marlins analysis and insight on his favorite team. Michael has also written for Baseball Prospectus and Beyond the Box Score in the past.

MOST RECENT POSTS

Nathan Eovaldi somehow generating strikeouts

Nathan Eovaldi has almost exclusively relied on two pitches so far this season. How has he racked up 14 strikeouts in 13 innings of work as a result? The answer is reminiscent of an old Marlins name.

MLB Scores: Marlins 0, Nationals 5

The Miami Marlins failed to deliver any offense against Gio Gonzalez and the Washington Nationals, while the Nats capitalized on two-out opportunities at multiple turns. The result was an ugly 5-0 shutout loss.

Marlins vs. Nationals: Game 8 Thread and Ichthy

The Miami Marlins begin a week on the road, as they first visit the NL East favorites, the Washignton Nationals, in a three-game set starting tonight. Henderson Alvarez looks to recover from a poor first start to 2014.

The 2014 Miami Marlins and wins in the book

It is easy to say that the Miami Marlins are going to regress going forward in 2014. But if the Fish extend their good luck into a second week, you have to at least consider how many wins the Marlins will start with in the books before their slide.

The 2014 Miami Marlins: Somewhere in between

The 2014 Miami Marlins are neither the bulldozer they showed to be the first week nor the pushover they were projected to be. As with all stories, the truth is somewhere in between.

The 2014 Miami Marlins are not real

Thw Miami Marlins have started 5-2 in the first week of the 2014 regular season. There is an argument to say that this week was all a mirage, however.

The 2014 Miami Marlins are real

The Miami Marlins finished the first week of the 2014 regular season at a staggering 5-2 record, and there is one side of the coin that says this latest Fish group is here to stay competitive.

MLB Scores: Miami Marlins 5, San Diego Padres 0

The Miami Marlins attained their fifth win of the 2014 regular season, and it was achieved on the back of the team's two stars, as Jose Fernandez and Giancarlo Stanton delivered in an impressive 5-0 win over the San Diego Padres.

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