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Open Thread and Ichthyomancy: All-Star Game

The starting pitcher for the NL is Ubaldo Jimenez.  The starting pitcher for the AL is David Price.

The festivities begin at 8:00 p.m.  The game should start around 8:20 p.m.

Hanley Ramirez is the starting short stop for the NL, but you knew that already.  Do expect to see Josh Johnson on the mound at some point in the game.  Even Charlie Manuel isn't dumb enough to leave JJ in the pen.  But I will say this Manuel has surprised me in the past, so we will see.

If you are looking for a fun place to hangout with others and watch the game, may we suggest the Marlins Watch Party at:

Corona Watch Party
Boomers! Greater Ft. Lauderdale
1700 NW 1st Street
Dania Beach , FL 33004

We think Billy and the Mermaids will be there handing out prizes and just generally brightening up the place.

Ichthyomancy is slightly different in that you won't be making an attendance pick.  What you will be deciding, if you choose to play, is whether the AL or NL will be victorious, the MVP of the game but take heart there will be two other players deemed point worthy other than the actual MVP.  And also, the standard AAB pick is in play.

Since I have no idea what the participation rate will be tonight, your name will be added along with your picks when they are made. Or maybe to be more precise, when I get home from work or sometime there after. Once again you do not have to select a Marlin, you can if want, though it is not required.  The points do count towards Ichthyomancy.  GameFish and I play in this version of Ichthyomancy, but as always, our points don't count.

Here is the Ichthyomancy pick table:


FishStriper League Player AAB
Infante: grand slam
GameFish NL Votto JJ: 2+ K
Bumppo NL Pujols JJ: 2+ K; Hanley: 1+ H
Gatorfan4life NL Hanley Hanley: HR
Guitarist NL Hanley JJ: 3+ K
LadyFish NL Howard Howard: HR
Spud NL Cantu AL P: WP
Xquiles NL Braun JJ: 1+ K
Bourbon NL Heyward JJ: 1-2-3 inning
Dgriot NL Hanley Game: no save
HadMatter NL Hanley JJ: 0 ER; Hanley: MVP
Ocelotfox NL Pujols Price IP > Jimenez IP
Jrsyeagle NL Howard JJ: W



Best of Luck to You!