Monday, August 13, 2012

Sharkzilla invades San Francisco

While Discovery Channel's Shark Week continues to ask viewers what they want to see crushed by a giant metal Sharkzilla jaw in their #CHOMPDOWN, Nats fans only want one thing crushed this week: The Giants.

not from Shark Week. clearly from a syfy original movie
Sharks were spotted in McCovey Cove last year and they are circling once again as the Nats look to increase their lead in the NL East over the Atlanta Braves. The Shark was a last minute add to the lineup tonight, with Jayson Werth being scratched due to "ankle soreness" AKA we need room in the lineup for Bernadina during Shark Week.

It's time for some Sharklinks:

Friend of the blog and JAWESOME photographer Cheryl Nichols wrote a great article for District Sports Page: "Shark Week” is all season in DC". It includes a summary of our nicknaming Bernadina and of course some fintastic photos. Here's a great one of Daddy Desmond doing the CHOMP!

The Washington Post has also been writing a lot about The Shark:

Roger Bernadina playing well, making acrobatic catches: "While a tremendous play, it should come as no surprise, as the 28-year-old outfielder, nicknamed the Shark, has been enjoying arguably the best season of his career."

And here is a really interesting article about Shark's bat. (Not to be confused with Bat Shark or The Shark Knight). Lighter bat behind Roger Bernadina’s offensive surge: "On Saturday, Bernadina walked up to DeRosa, patted him on the shoulder and said, only half-kidding, “This is the guy who changed my life.” Since Bernadina switched from a 34-ounce bat to a model that weighs 31 ½ ounces at DeRosa’s insistence, Bernadina, 28, has hit better and more consistently than at any point in his career."

Mark DeRosa will here on out be known as "The Shark Whisperer."

More to come.

1 comment:

  1. Bernadina made the nats go 5-0 in the top of the third and 10-0 in the top of the 4th. I'd say this picture does justice...