It’s the moment we’ve all been waiting for, baseball fans. Jeff Samardzija is a Chicago Cub.
Well, maybe “all” is a bit of an overstatement. For some reason, though, I get the feeling that Extra P is really excited about this latest development in The Shark’s career. (Darnit, I just remembered that his nickname is Shark. Samardzija’s, not Extra P’s. That and Greg Norman’s success at the British Open last weekend should have been the perfect recipe for an opening line about it being “a good week for sharks” or something equally lame. Oh well, not going back to change it now. You’ll just have to deal with my usual lameness.)
Samardzija, who was drafted by the Cubs in the fifth round of the 2006 draft, was called up to replace Kerry Wood and his blistered finger on the roster. Although used primarily as a starter in the minor leagues, he could make his major league debut out of the bullpen as early as this afternoon against the Florida Marlins.