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Icthyomancy Update!

“Winning isn’t everything, it’s the only thing.”

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And we’re back! First off, I apologize for the delay, my dearest Icthy crowd. I spent a very unceremonious and tedious 6 days in the hospital a couple of weeks back, and I really have been playing catch-up with all of life since then.

Secondly, remember if you can get someone to participate in Icthyomancy and drop your username in the comments, I’ll give you both one point just for playing.

Lastly, we finally have a prize for our winner! Courtesy of the Miami-based outdoors company, Huspas, we will be sending the winner a 60-liter external frame hiking backpack valued at $50! Check out their website for more great deals on any and all of your outdoor needs.

Once again, here are our rules if there is someone that has no idea what Icthyomancy is:


Attendance is a big deal in Marlins baseball, like it or not. In each game, we will guess the attendance of the game, home or away, and the closest guess will be worth 2 points.

Individual Games

You can make your best prediction for game scores. A pass costs you nothing. Post your prediction of the score, and if it’s a direct hit (with the correct teams), that’s three points. If you pick the correct winner and by the actual number of runs, that’ll be two points. Predict which team wins, and that’s a single point.

Individual Predictions

These are our prop bets. You’re allowed to make up to two “outside the box” predictions for each contest. Points will be awarded based on the probability of something happening at my discretion. If you’ve predicted something unfathomably rare (a no-hitter, pitcher hits two home runs, Justin Bour steals seven bases) and it comes true, that’s going to be a lot of points. Everyday things will be worth less. What the heck? The game is free - swing for the fences

Current Overall Standings

Icthyomancy Update!

Name Total Score Attendance W/L Prop
Name Total Score Attendance W/L Prop
gustavopim 68 26 8 34
Paolo2387 60 20 12 28
2qbn 39 17 8 14
Marlon D 27 4 7 16
chasejs2013892 20 2 6 12
fishfan95 4 2 1 1

Game 14

Pirates: 10 Marlins: 0 Attendance: 26,816

Chasejs2013692 took the 2 attendance points and 1 point for win. Paolo2387 and Chase both received 1 point for their prop bets.

Game 15

Pirates: 7 Marlins: 3 Attendance: 10,621

Gustavopim got the 2 points for attendance as the guess was only 200 people off. Paolo2387 got 3 points for calling the Bour home runs with the prop bet. Chase got 2 points, 1 for the win and 1 for the Ureña 5+ IP prop.

Game 16

Yankees: 12 Marlins: 1 Attendance: 32,525

Fishfan95 nailed the attendance pick. Gustavopim received 1 prop point for calling Caleb Smith’s walking of at least three batters. Fishfan95 actually had a similar prop bet and got 1 point. Marlon D got 1 point for the win. Chasejs got 1 point for Smith going at least 5IP and calling the win

Game 17

Marlins: 9 Yankees: 1 Attendance: 34,005

Paolo2387 got the 2 points for the attendance pick, 1 point for the win, and 2 points for the home run prop bet.

Game 18

Brewers: 12 Marlins: 3 Attendance: 26,087

Gustavopim again with the attendance and the prop bet! He received 5 points for his guess that Lewis Brinson would have a multi-homerun game. Paolo2387 got 3 for calling the Brinson XBH.

Game 19

Brewers: 8 Marlins: 0 Attendance: 28,233

2qbn with the attendance pick. Fishfan95 and Chasejs both got 1 point a piece for the win.

Game 20

Brewers: 6 Marlins: 5 Attendance: 27,175

No points awarded! Try again next time.

Game 21

Brewers: 4 Marlins: 2 Attendance: 37,015

Paolo2387 picked up the 2 attendance points and 3 prop points for the Caleb Smith Quality Start bet. MarlonD also received 3 for essentially the same guess.

Game 22

Dodgers: 2 Marlins: 1 Attendance: 46,909

Gustavopim swooped up the 2 attendance points and 3 prop points for the Jarlin García Quality Start.

Game 23

Marlins: 3 Dodgers: 2 Attendance: 39,284

Paolo2387 got 2 for both the attendance pick and also for calling a home run. Gustavopim received 1 point for the well-worked (but rare) jinx prop.

Game 24

Marlins: 8 Dodgers: 6 Attendance: 39,004

Paolo2387 ran the table tonight! 2 for attendance, 1 for the win, and 2 for the home run prop against Clayton Kershaw.

Game 25

Rockies: 1 Marlins: 0 Attendance: 5,931

Gustavopim again with the attendance pick and chasejs recieved 1 point for the win.

Game 26

Marlins: 4 Rockies: 1 Attendance: 9,659

Once again, gustavopim got the attendance pick. Chasejs received 3 points for calling the Wei-Yin Chen 5 IP start.

Game 27

Marlins: 3 Rockies: 0 Attendance: 11,203

Gustavopim earned the attendance award and the prop bet. Paolo2387 received 2 for the win and the point differential. Chasejs and MarlonD both nabbed 3 points for their prop bets. MarlonD also got 1 point for the win. 2qbn swooped up 4 points in total for the in and prop bet.

Game 28

Marlins: 8 Phillies: 4 Attendance: 5,415

Gustavopim earned 1 point for the win, 2 for the attendance, and 2 for calling Dan Straily being on the mound for less than 5 IP. Paolo and MarlonD both got 1 point for the win.

Game 29

Marlins: 2 Phillies: 1 Attendance: 5,844

2qbn earned 5 points for the attendance pick as he was only one person away from being perfectly right! As I’ve said before, I enjoy being a benevolent judge of Icthyomancy. MarlonD, Paolo2387, 2qbn, and gustavopim all earned 1 for the win.

Game 30

Phillies: 6 Marlins: 0 Attendance: 5,941

Paolo2387 got the 2 for attendance. That’s all, folks!

Game 31

Reds: 4 Marlins: 1 Attendance: 22,610

Paolo2387 cashed in his 2 points for attendance. Gustavopim got 4 points for the Earned Run-free bullpen.

Game 32

Marlins: 6 Reds: 0 Attendance: 19,609

Paolo2387 really racked it up here. 2 for attendance, 1 for the win, 1 for the 1st run of the game prop bet, and finally the 2 for a home run.

Game 33

Marlins: 8 Reds: 5 Attendance: 19,800

Paolo2387’s attendance pick earned the 2 and 2 for the win differential. Gustavopim cleaned up with 1 point for the win and 3 points for calling Straily not lasting more than 4.0 IP.

Game 34

Cubs: 14 Marlins: 2 Attendance: 37,333

Again, we’ve got gustavopim with the attendance pick, 1 point for the win, and 3 for the terribly unfortunate Jarlin Garcia 3+ ER prop bet. 2qbn earned 1 for the winner pick.