Friday, April 26, 2013

Shark Vs Reds

Our long Nationals nightmare is over...The Shark finally got a hit last night! He is now 1-17, which is a batting average of .059, but he's moving in the right direction. After his hit, new Nationals #2 Denard Span drove old Nationals #2 (Bernadina) in with a triple, sealing the Nats 8-1 victory behind Gio's dominant pitching.

After the game, Brandon Phillips went to congratulate Bernadina, but The Shark's high five was a little overzealous. Here's a photo of the incident:

We are bringing a group of 25 Shark fans to the game tonight, turning the Scoreboard Walk into a Shark Tank! If you're at the game, swim on over and say Hi!

More to come.

Thursday, April 25, 2013

Shark duck?

OK, at least three people have sent us this video or asked if we've seen it, so we have to post it. Basically what you're seeing here are some of Bernadina's fans in the animal kingdom. The cat is trying to replicate the Shark's moves in the outfield, as he sometimes gets a bad jump and takes long routes to the duck, but ultimately closes in and even sacrifices his body up against the wall, kind of like THE CATCH.


I guess the dog is Bryce "Hammerhead" Harper since he is clearly a hammerhead shark and looks like he could hit for power and round the bases pretty fast. The duck is Pete Kozma because he's really annoying...or is the duck the ball in the above analogy? I don't know. It's a pretty sweet video though. If you see cool shark videos be sure to tweet them to us!

More to come.

Wednesday, April 24, 2013


"It's time to get a little mad." Davey Johnson said this after last night's 0-2 loss to the Cardinals. The 10-10 Nats seem to be in a little bit of a slump and our beloved Shark is definitely in a slump, as he is now 0-16 and remains without a hit so far this season. Last night, we were in attendance as he came to the plate and struck out on another questionable strike call by the home plate ump.

So yes, Davey, it is time to get a little mad. No one is more mad than The Shark and he's ready to take a big ol' bite out of the Cardinals this afternoon.

Will today be the day he gets his first hit? Can the Nationals turn things around? Can someone please get Pete Kozma out? We go into today's game with more questions than answers.

Quick programming note: if you're going to the game on Friday, Sharkadina will be there in force with 25 Shark fans! It will be the largest concentration of Shark fans since Sharkadina Night! Come say Hi to us at the Scoreboard Walk if you'll be there!

More to come.

Sunday, April 21, 2013


The Nats play the rubber match against the Mets today. 

The Shark has been chomping at the bits, but is still looking for his first hit of the season.  He's hungrier than ever...
David Wright should make for a tasty treat.  THE METS ARE GOING TO BE SHARK CHUM!

More to come.

Tuesday, April 16, 2013


Last night the Nationals strangled the Marlins with a 10-3 victory behind Jordan Zimmerman's complete game! Roger "The Shark" Bernadina got in the game during the 5th inning replacing The Great Werth. He got up to bat twice but is still looking for his first hit of the year. He is now 0-5 with one walk. Hopefully tonight he'll get back in the game, get on base, and start tackling Marlins.

More to come.

Saturday, April 13, 2013


The Nats lost a heartbreaker in extra innings to Braves last night for their first loss at home. We will be there on Sunday to help cheer them on and hopefully see Shark CHOMPS eat up the racist tomahawk chop. Here is a visual approximation of what might happen if Shark gets in the game:

I want to take a moment to break this down. Look into the giant baseball head's eyes. Don't they look pained? And doesn't his smile look more like a grimace? Does he always look like that or is it just when his arm is being eaten by a ferocious beast?

Secondly, ricK anKiel has either turned into the devil or is going goth? Also I thought he played for Bo Porter's Astros now? This photoshop clearly raises more questions than answers.

More to come.

Tuesday, April 9, 2013


The Nationals and the Shark are back home where they're 3-0 on the season. 

The Shark is hungry and the first item on the menu is the entire White Sox roster.  They have faced the Sox before and boy are they delicious...

More to come.

Monday, April 8, 2013

Hey Shark Hey

The Nats dropped two out three games to the Reds and The Shark only got to the plate twice. He has one walk and one strikeout so far this season. While the Nats are off today before they take on the White Sox at home, we leave you with this, created by super Nats twitter fan @jackobeam.

More to come.

Saturday, April 6, 2013


The bad: The Nationals 15-0 loss to the Reds last night.

The good: The Shark got his first AB of the 2013 season!

As is tradition for his first plate appearance, after the game, the Shark swam to the nearest ocean (Ohio River to Mississippi River to Gulf of Mexico to Atlantic Ocean) with the game used base, stood on a dock and honored his Shark brethren.  Congratulations Shark for your cool 1.000 on-base percentage.
The Shark pays tribute to his family
With a new-found sense of strength and inner peace, the Shark returned to Cincinnati with a fire in his eyes.  THE REDS ARE SHARK CHUM!

More to come.

Friday, April 5, 2013


The Nationals swept the Marlins, but they face a much tougher test as they travel to Cincinnati to face Joey Votto and The Reds. The Shark is thirsty for some playing time and is circling the waters around the Reds...maybe because their name is the color of blood?

We're gonna need a bigger boat...
Remember the Shark ATTACKLE? Well The Nationals loved that term so much they gave us a shout-out on their official blog with the post A Shark Attackle 4 U. They did a photoshop contest and today posted some of the best. We'd like to post our favorite, or at least the one that embraces the ridiculous spirit of our own photoshops:

Congratulations @zachlwood! You clearly have skills with aquatic-themed-animal-sports-nicknamed image manipulation! Bonus points for the dorsal fin. We love a good dorsal fin. 

More to come.

Thursday, April 4, 2013

We're Big in Florida

The Nats finished their feast on the Miami Marlins by winning their third game of the season and sweeping their NL East "rivals." We were disappointed that Shark did not get in the game even though he stood in the on deck circle twice. His lone contribution this season remains the famous SHARK ATTACKLE which helped bring in a run on Tuesday. Hopefully he will get some at bats in Cincinnati this weekend...

Terry's photoshop skills are getting better...which of these hoods aren't really there?
Sharkadina was at the game in force and much like Bryce Harper hitting two home runs in the first game of the year, we were featured on the jumbotron twice. But that's not all! Today also marked our return to the airwaves of Fox Sports Florida. You may remember last August when we were interviewed LIVE on the air by the very talented sideline reporter Allison Williams.

According to Shark fan @Steel6Rings who was watching in Florida we got "some serious face time" and were called "the Sharkadina dudes." We are waiting for the video to become available, but @ThatStatBoy provided us with this adorable screencap:

Tyler enjoys a Miller Lite while two other sharks get cozy...IT WAS COLD OUT, OK?
UPDATE: We have the video! Enjoy:

In the meantime...we are exactly four months away from the BEST GIVEAWAY EVER. Mark your calendars for August 3rd and join us at The Pfitz in Woodbridge for the Potomac Nationals game and get your very own half Bernadina half shark figurine. Keep checking the blog as we will continue to bring you breaking news regarding The Shark-a-rine.

More to come.

Wednesday, April 3, 2013


Most fish are smart enough to stay out of the way of sharks. Marlins second basemen Donovan Solano is not the smartest fish in the sea and swam right into the path of a blood thirsty Shark tonight. Let's go to the tape.

Special shout out to Shark fan Danny (@recordsANDradio) for making that video and posting it.

After a great, but shark-less, opening day  the Nats notched another shutout with a 3-0 win over the Marlins in their second game of the season. Even though it was cold, the weather was much better than the the second game of 2011.

While we couldn't be there tonight, we did send super Shark fans Phil and KB to represent Sharkadina.

KB is DESTROYING Phil in fantasy baseball this week
You can also show your Sharkadina pride with an official Sharkadina shirt or your very own Shark hat!

If you missed us on Opening Day, don't fret, Terry and Tyler will be back at Nats Park tomorrow to close out the series against the Marlins. One more CHOMP for the sweep!

More to come.

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Opening Shark 2013


...and we at Sharkadina couldn't be happier.

Because we couldn't live with ourselves if we missed the first opportunity to see the Shark in action in the 2013 season, Shakadina attended our 3rd straight Nationals Opening Day (Year 1, Year 2).  The Shark didn't end up playing, but whatever, we could not miss the literal first chance that Shark could have possibly played this season (wildly confusing sentence).

We shaved off our playoff beards, (can't really consider Terry's a beard next to Tyler's) fabrezed the sh**k out of our hoods for the first time since January, reiterated to ourselves that we REALLY NEED TO GET THESE THINGS DRY CLEANED (they smell fine, the ketchup and BBQ sauce stains are not cute, though) and made our way to Nationals Park.

Then we sat in the sun and took a picture of ourselves.

We were VERY close to the seats we sat in for Game 4 of the NLDS last year (pause for Jayson Werth homage and montage) and we handed out as many business cards as we could.  Didn't even make a dent in our stock...

While sadly the Shark did not play, the game wasn't all bad.  A young prospect named Bryce Harper hit two home runs and another young gun (Stephen Strasburg) threw 7 shutout innings.  The Nationals ended up winning 2-0 without the Shark's help (which is an amazing feat itself).

We're looking forward to seeing more Nationals victories this year.  Even more so, we are looking forward to seeing the Shark in action in 2013.  While we won't be at the middle game of the series, we will be back on Thursday with 4 new Shark fans in tow.  Fish is still the Shark's favorite food and it's Marlin hunting season at Nationals Park.  CHOMP.

More to come.