Sunday, July 17, 2011

Inside The Shark Home Run

The Shark was great in today's 9-8 loss to the Atlanta Braves.  It was a strange game right from the start, with Bernadina apparently getting hit by a pitch.  The replay showed that it didn't really hit him, but the home plate umpire game him the base anyway because he knew that you don't even want to throw anywhere near a Shark.  Once on first The Shark used his Shark Speed to steal second.  He would steal twice in the game bringing him up to 15 out of 17 for the year.

In the 3rd inning, Bernadina hit a bomb on a 1-1 pitch to right center.  Tom "Sloth" Gorzelanny tried to score from first but ended up colliding with the catcher and getting hurt.  He scored anyway and Shark uses his smart baseswimming skills to come home.  It was officially scored as a triple with an error, but it was in effect an inside the park home run!  Or as the title suggests, an "inside the shark home run"  The play tied the game at 2-2.

The game continued to sway back an forth, like a ship at sea, surrounded by hungry man-eaters.  The offense was there, as the Nats scored 8 (3 of which were from the Shark himself) but the pitching failed to pull it's weight yet again.  Get that All Star Rust off, fellas!

The Shark finished 2-4, with an RBI, 3 runs, and 2 SB.  I'm going to choose to focus on those great stats and gloss over the heartbreaking walk-off win that Freddie Freeman and the Braves pulled out in the bottom of the 9th.  Sigh...

Every time I type a word beginning with "sha," I end it with an "rk" before correcting it.  Examples are share, Shakespeare, shape. My e-mails to parents at Imagination Stage are that much harder to get out, as I double, and triple check everything to ensure that I don't tell them there child is in SharkSpear Stories.... Though it does honestly sounds like a sh**king awesome camp...

CalTort Shark:
Apparently the CalTort Fish Taco Competition is heating up in the clubhouse, and Jordan Zimmermann and Mako Morse want free burritos.  Apparently, the two of them got a picture of the Shark eating a fish taco (as seen on the Shark's facebook page).  No fair!  Co-workers shouldn't count...but they do, so enjoy those delicious free tacos, you two!  Know that I am writhing with jealousy on the inside and outside.

The Nationals fly to Houston where the apparently transport to space to face the struggling Astros.  I don't know where else you can go to fight some stars....?

Don't worry Nats fans, with the help of our good friends at NASA (I literally know nobody at NASA), the Shark is ready...

Picture by Gary Storkamp
More to come.

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