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Open Thread and Ichthyomancy: Diamondbacks at Marlins (8/10)

I was hoping to have pictures to share today, but my connection is iffy, so there will be nothing of the sort. Sorry for the super-early post, but I'm heading out shortly and will probably be offline for awhile.

For the past few days I've been all over the place - spending the weekend in Cooperstown and Mohawk, New York, Monday in NYC, and yesterday in parts of Jersey and even Delaware on the way to Baltimore. Last night I took in an O's game at Oriole Park at Camden Yards. I really liked it, but it's much simpler than I expected. In some ways it feels like it's a decade old (i.e. you can't watch any of the game - other than on television - from the concourses), but it's a clean building and a beautiful place to watch a ballgame.

Once I can upload pictures I will regale you with tales of my magical journey to Cooperstown - which included planes, trains, and automobiles (almost just like the movie) and also included a magical trip to Clifton, New Jersey - which was everything that I'd ever hoped it would be.

Brad Halsley vs. Jason Vargas tonight. It's like watching the future of baseball today.

In case anyone is wondering, although I was raised in Arizona (high school, other formative years, etc.), I'm not much of a Diamondbacks fan. They didn't come into existence until I was away in college, so I kind of missed the whole craze.

I am glad that Steve Finley is gone. I would have hated to have to watch him adjust his cup throughout this series. Seriously - the next time you catch an Angels game (particularly live) - take note of it. The man has issues.

Ichthyomancy Pick Table:

Person Player Attendance AAB
Carolina Vargas 22,000 Cabrera: 2 R HR
Craig Gonzalez 18,453 Gonzalez: HR, SB
Double B Vargas
Jsprt05 Vargas 19,250 Game: HR=WP
Seamusfurr Cabrera 24,145 Halsley: out after 3
StrandedX02 Aguila 20,427 Vargas: RBI 1B
Wiggins Vargas 16,234 Vargas: 8 K

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