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.


Giancarlo Stanton to compete in Home Run Derby

Miami Marlins outfielder Giancarlo Stanton confirmed on Sunday that he would be competing in the Home Run Derby in the 2014 All-Star Game. He still trails the starting outfield vote as of Monday...

2014 Marlins Midseason Report: Starting pitching


The Miami Marlins have succeeded despite the team's starting pitching, which is the exact opposite of what was expected in 2014.

2014 Miami Marlins Midseason Report: Offense


The Miami Marlins have had a surprisingly successful 2014 season so far, and it has come on the back of an immense offensive comeback from last season.

MLB Scores: Miami Marlins 3, Oakland Athletics 4

The Miami Marlins were beaten once again by the Oakland Athletics off of one bad inning versus Andrew Heaney. The Fish mounted a comeback but fell just short, losing 4-3.

Marlins vs. Athletics: Game 81 Thread and Ichthy

The Miami Marlins will ask for Andrew Heaney to hellp them avoid the sweep at the hands of the Oakland Athletics.

Marlins option Marisnick, DeSclafani to Triple-A

The Miami Marlins made a series of moves ahead of tomorrow's contest against the Oakland Athletics. Christian Yelich is set to return from the DL, so the Marlins have optioned both Jake Marisnick...

MLB Scores: Marlins 6, Athletics 7 (14)

The Miami Marlins got engaged in another 14-inning affair after another excellent comeback against the Oakland Athletics, but Jacob Turner failed to hold the tie and the Fish fell just short in 14...

Marlins vs. Atheltics: Game 81 Thread

The Miami Marlins hit the league's halfway point against the Oakland A's, with Nathan Eovaldi on the mound.

Marlins vs. Athletics: Game 80 Thread and Ichthy

The Miami Marlins come back home before the mathematical first half is over, as they open up a three-game set against the Oakland A's.

Marlins vs. Phillies: Game 79 Thread and Ichthy

The Miami Marlins look to take the series win in this four-game set against the Philadelphia Phillies. The Fish will turn to Tom Koehler versus Cole Hamels.

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