Sunday, July 10, 2011

Mack the Knife

The Nats lost a heartbreaker last night 2-1 to the Rockies.  The Shark went 1-4 with a single in the 8th, trying to spark a late rally, but the Nats could not get it going.  One of the bright spots of the game was the Loch Nix Monster doing his best Shark impression with a diving catch in LF and followed it up wtih a throw to 2nd for a sweet double play.  I will be at the game tonight with about 10 Shark Fans, including children, so keep an eye out for the hoods!  Pictures and recap of the game to follow.

This morning, I wanted to open up our reader mailbag and answer some questions.  (We don't actually have a reader mailbag and don't get that many questions...but leave one in the comments or tweet us if you want us to answer it in a post!)

Today's question comes from Cathy (@misschatter), who writes:

No, Cathy, it is not a coincidence! Thanks to our friend Ace, who is friends with the organ player at Nats Park, Roger Bernadina has a new theme song for every time he makes a sweet diving catch in the outfield: "Mack the Knife."  This is appropriate because of the opening lyrics:
Oh, the shark has pretty teeth, dear
And it shows them pearly white
Just a jackknife has MacHeath, babe
And it keeps it way out of sight
When that shark bites with his teeth, dear
Scarlet billows begin to spread
Here is a video of the great Bobby Darin singing it.  Feel free to sing along when you are at Nats Park!

More to come.

1 comment:

  1. ha! when nix made that catch, my husband and I turned to each other and yelled NIX GOES SHARK!!!

    That speaks well to The Shark's influence but paints a rather dull picture of my Saturday nights. oh well.