To catch you up. In the final game of the 3 game series with the (formally-known-as) Braves, the Nats fell 6-5 in 10 innings. The game started out promising. The Shark led off with a single, stole second but was left stranded when the 2-4 hitters failed to drive him in. Despite this missed opportunity, the Nats dominated for the first 6 innings with Jordan Zimmermann striking out 11 and the Nationals leading 5-1.
And then things went down hill fast. Sean Burnett decided to test the Shark's defensive skills by allowing a game-tying grand slam. Bernadina, not expecting this traitor move, couldn't get to the ball in time. The Nats then lifted the Shark (who also had a walk, SHARK OBP GOING UP) for a pinch hitter and it all fell apart, losing the game in the 10th. After the game, Burnett said, "I was tired of everyone asking me if I am related to the Shark. Just cause our last names both start with Burn... I was weak for a moment. It won't happen again... I'm sorry." Watch out Burnett, it's not smart to upset a Shark.
Google Search of the Day:
Someone found the Sharkadina Blog by searching "us army shark battle competition 2011."
The US Army Shark Competition is an annual event where the entire US Army goes is pitted against Roger Bernadina. Bernadina has won the competition going on 10 years in a row. Don't worry, no one is killed in the competition as the Army has never hit Bernadina and even so, the Shark goes easy on them. Below is a photo from last years competition:
- Never start a Starting Pitcher who is playing against the Shark. Unless, for whatever reason, you want a high ERA and WHIP...
- Roger Bernadina should be picked up in all fantasy leagues (especially 15 Team, NL-Only Leagues)! It's hard to call him a sleeper because he's not a secret anymore, but if you are looking for Runs and SB, he's your shark.
The Atlanta Police Department has been reporting an increase in the amount of illegal graffiti all across the city. Says Police Chief Norm Calwell, "Apparently it's 'cool' to 'tag' your 'hood' with the 'name' of your favorite baseball player. I can't wait until the Nationals leave town." It just goes to show that it is hard to quell a Shark fan's spirit
|Shark in the lower east side|
|Shark in the middle to upper left side|
|Shark in the Northwest Southeast docks|