Tuesday, April 19, 2011


Honestly, this version of Mortal Kombat looks terrible...
While the Pawtucket Red Sox may have won yesterday's game against the Syracuse Chiefs, the series is far from over (and by far from over, I mean 2 games left as of Tuesday night). Yesterday, The Shark went 1 for 4 in the 5-1 loss.  He was stranded at second base in the eighth inning with the tying run in the on-deck circle.

Game 2 was tonight, with the Shark and the Chiefs seeking revenge on those bizarre bears in skirts.  Bernadina followed a Brian Bixler single with a double to start the game.  Bixler scored on the ensuing sacrifice fly.  Sadly, the offense was stalled there and the the Chiefs fell 3-1 to the skirted bears.  Good news: the Shark hit for half of the Natural Cycle (hitting a single, double, triple, and home run in order) between the last at-bat of Monday's game and the first at-bat of today's game.


After the game, there was an umpire-only meeting regarding the outcome as something did not seem right. A team with the Shark does not lose 4 games in a row. A look inside the PawSox clubhouse revealed that their intuition was correct. APPARENTLY, knowing that they were facing The Shark, the Pawtucket team had secured several BlackTip Reef Sharks in order to harness their magic. The act to obtain this "Black Magic" is too disturbing to describe but it involves several jars of mayonnaise. Apparently, the PawSox had used the magic in both games. Needless to say, the "Black Magic" was confiscated, and Bernadina himself swam the sharks back into their natural habitat in the South Pacific.
The series with the she-bears continues tomorrow at 6:15.  Without the "Black Magic," the Shark has a fresh chance to devour the competition (although goofy-faced non-magic bears, wearing red kilts, hardly seem like competition).

The Nationals, meanwhile, kick off a series against the Cardinals in St. Louis tonight.  We have all seen what the Shark can do against the Cardinals (I might watch that video 10 times a day for inspiration).  I'm intrigued to see what they will be able to do without him.   At the time of this post, the Nationals game is still delayed because of rain (RAIN DOESN'T AFFECT SHARKS).  Update: The game has been postponed.  Another doubleheader tomorrow (second in 4 days)!

Finally, I would like to thank Let Teddy Win, a brilliant blog about the spectacle that is the President's Race at Nationals Park, for taking and uploading this sharktacular photograph of the Sharkadina family from NatsFest 2011 (run-on sentences rule!).  If you are interested in another novelty aspect of the Washington Nationals, check this blog out, you won't regret it.

Quote of the day: "Sharks don't wear Reebok pumps cuz those are for dolphin-ass chumps. Sharks wear Air Nikes - the real deal" - PK Thresher

More to come.

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