Michael Jong


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.


Marlins vs. Padres: Game 6 Thread and Ichthy

The Miami Marlins and San Diego Padres go at it again after the Fish picked up an impressive 8-2 win in the first game of the series. It will be a battle of the hard-throwing aces between Jose Fernandez and Andrew Cashner.

Miami Marlins in top third in fan costs

According to the Fan Cost Index released each year, the Miami Marlins reside in the top third of cost for fans to go to a baseball game.

MLB Scores: Miami Marlins 8, Colorado Rockies 5

The Miami Marlins defeated the Colorado Rockies 8-5 in the series finale despite a rough start to the game by Jacob Turner. A four-run eighth inning topped off by Giancarlo Stanton led the way for the Fish.

Marlins vs. Rockies: Game 4 Thread and Ichthy

The Miami Marlins will try for the series win today versus the Colorado Rockies, with Jacob Turner taking on former reliever Franklin Morales.

Nathan Eovaldi's start: A tale of two fastballs

Miami Marlins starter Nathan Eovaldi looked as though he was heading towards a career mark in strikeouts on Tuesday night's game against the Colorado Rockies. What worked and did not work for him that night?

Estimating a Marlins Giancarlo Stanton extension

The Miami Marlins and Giancarlo Stanton are still not discussing a potential contract extension. But if the team and player do agree on something, what might the deal look like?

MLB Scores: Miami Marlins 4, Colorado Rockies 3

Nathan Eovaldi came away with a win after the Miami Marlins scored just enough runs to support his strong outing. The Fish have begun the season 2-0 thanks to a 4-3 win over the Colorado Rockies.

Marlins vs. Rockies: Game 2 Thread and Ichthy

The Miami Marlins and Colorado Rockies will go at it again, as they battle in the second of a three-game set. Tonight, it will be Nathan Eovaldi versus recently acquired starter Brett Anderson.

Jose Fernandez gets his grandmother an "Abuela" jersey


Continuing Jose's undefeated adorable streak, here he is presenting his visiting grandmother an "Abuela" Marlins jersey. Dab nabit, you got to love everything this kid does. Credit to Dan Wohl at

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