Thursday, February 27, 2014

Shark vs. Nyjer Round 3!

We're bringing back an oldie but a goodie here at Sharkadina to show all our new Reds fans readers (there are some, right?...RIGHT?) what we're all about here. Over the past two days the Shark fueled Reds have taken on an Indians team featuring ex-Nat outfielder Nyjer Morgan.

third time this photoshop has been featured on the blog- new record?
Nyjer Morgan was present when we originally nicknamed Bernadina The Shark, and was probably the first person to laugh at us/get behind the nickname by pointing at us in the stands and putting his hand over his head like a shark fin. Some call it mocking, we call it enthusiasm!

Three years ago, Nyjer and The Shark were battling for a spot in the Nationals outfield. Even though this was a relatively unimportant spring training battle on a relatively mediocre team, we treated it the way ESPN treated the LeBron decision. 

We followed their storyline and stats closely and were the ONLY media outlet to cover the 1st Annual Washington Nationals Spring Training Shark Riding Contest for Outfielders Competing for the Starting Center Fielder Position...For the Washington Nationals. Yes, the name of the contest was so long that it can't fit in one tweet, but no can say that it isn't descriptive!

SPOILER ALERT: Roger Bernadina won after Njyer "clung to the shark like a lamprey on a baby koala" and ricK anKIel was sucked into a submarine propeller. (Is anyone surprised?)

The battle ended after Nyjer was traded to the Brewers and Shark gave him a lift to Milwaukee. We thought that was the end of it, but fate brought them together again in July 2012 when Bernadina demonstrated why he is called the Shark and made a jawesome diving catch in Milwaukee that robbed Nyjer of a hit. The catch was #3 on SportsCenter Top Ten Plays that night.

Now they are facing each other again in Spring Training. Over the past two days, Bernadina has gone 2-4 with 2 runs, a triple, and a walk. (Video of the triple here). Nyjer has been impressive too going 2-6 with 2 runs, a double, and 2 RBIs. Today is the final game of the series...will The Shark bite Nyjer a third time? 

More to come.

Monday, February 24, 2014


Greetings Shark Fans,
I know many of you thought we had left you. To be completely honest, we weren't sure if we were coming back. Scratch that, that is a lie to make you feel better. Sharkadina is now a living part of us and will never die (whether we like it or not). - Sharkadina
Though it may not feel it, spring has sprung and the Shark is back in action. Gone are his days of Washington Nationals red (sadly) as this year, the Shark reports in Cincinnati  That's right, Roger Bernadina will be competing this year to snag a spot on the Reds' Opening Day roster.  And the Shark is ready. For further proof, read this article.  Or, if you're feeling lazy, just read the below quote from the article.
I’m focused on a new year,” he said. “I’ll do what it is to perform on the field.
The only thing that could prevent the Shark from making the roster is the strange-but-true fact that one of his teammates, Chad Rogers was once attacked by a bull shark. Though it's surely not a joking matter, I imagine it looked something like this.

While going to games won't be nearly as easy, we would love to keep the Shark nickname alive in Major League Baseball.  With Tyler in Chicago to catch games when he's playing the Cubs, and Terry in DC to catch Shark vs Nats games, we're ready for the 2014 season.

We leave you with this somewhat blurry shot of the Cincinnati Reds Spring Training camp.

Can you spot Roger Bernadina?

More to come?

Monday, September 2, 2013


As you all know, The Shark was released by the Nats. You could say he became "independent." He was then picked up by the Phillies and it became clear that he would have to face The Nationals one day. Today is that day.

He will not go quietly into the night! He will not vanish without a fight! He's going to live on, he's going to survive. Today he celebrates his independence day!

This was the hardest Shark Vs. to make. Not physically, because they are all pretty easy when you don't really care about quality. It was emotionally hard to make. Even worse than this one.

We'll be cheering for the Shark tonight and we'll bring you move coverage during the series as The Shark faces his old team for the first time.

More to come.

Monday, August 26, 2013

Happy Third Sharkiversary!

Three years ago today, we put on shark hoods, went to a baseball game, and screamed "SHARK" at a confused Roger Bernadina. The rest is history.

And now, you can read the complete history of Sharkadina for the low, low price of clicking this link:

The Sharkadina Story

It's the perfect gift to get that Nationals or Phillies fan in your life to celebrate the Sharkiversary. They don't agree on much, but they both love the Shark.

But that's not clicking on the link above, you'll also get a sneak preview at our new website!

More to come.

Sunday, August 25, 2013

Shark Attacks on the Rise in Philly.

For those of you who have been living under the sea, The Shark was released by the Nationals, but was quickly signed by the Phillies. Since then he has been on a roll and today demonstrated (twice!) to Phillie fans why he earned the nickname "The Shark."

First he had a home run saving catch at the wall:

Later in the game he had an amazing shark-like diving catch in center:

Oh and did we mention he hit a home run last night and a two RBI double today? It looks like The Shark is back and better than ever. Just in a different uniform.

More to come.

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Shark to Philly

Roger "The Shark" Bernadina has signed with National's rival the Philadelphia Phillies.

To all the Phillies fans just learning a out our blog an the nickname: Welcome.

We're still processing this news like all of you but we wish the best of luck to The Shark and hope he sees regular playing time in Philly.

More to come.

Monday, August 19, 2013

Shark Forever.

Sharkadina is saddened to report that Roger "The Shark" Bernadina was released by the Washington National's today. Thank you to all of the loyal Shark fans who supported the nickname, this blog, and the player. It's been a fun ride.

We look forward seeing where The Shark makes landfall so we can continue to cheer for him.

....and update the color scheme of this blog.

More to come?

Monday, July 29, 2013

Shark-a-rine Sharknado

Behold, the majestic Shark-a-rine, which will be given out to the first 1,000 fans this Saturday night at the Potomac Nationals game:

But that's not all! According to a shark-pun filled press release by the P-Nats, there will be some special guests throwing out the first pitch:
Paying credence to the original Washington Nationals fan duo that are responsible for the inception of Roger Bernadina's nickname, the "Sharkadina" crew of Terry and Tyler will be throwing out ceremonial first pitches at The Pfitz on the night of the Shark-A-rine giveaway. Terry and Tyler can be seen lurking around at Nationals Park rooting on Bernadina and the Nats while wearing hooded shark heads complete with full sets of pearly teeth to show their Sharkadina pride.
Hey! That's us! You do not want to miss this, loyal Shark fans. The game starts at 6:35 and the gates open at 5:00. You're going to want to get there early and sport your Sharkadina shirts and Shark hats and get ready to CHOMP.

More to Come.