He’s one of the best football players ever to take a major league mound and would be one of the best turns you could have in Scrabble…but most importantly to North Side fans, long-haired Golden-Domer Jeff Samardzija is the dominating ace of the Chicago Cubs pitching staff.
But you may know him as The Shark!
According to Jeff, his nickname didn’t spawn from a killer instinct, swimming ability or carnivorous tendencies – during one of his first practices at Notre Dame a teammate simply commented that he looked like Bruce the shark from Finding Nemo, and the nickname has stuck.
We might prefer a better story, but couldn’t ask for a better pitcher, better guy or better nickname…though we like it even better when it’s merged with his name to produce the mighty SHARKMARDZIJA!
Show your love for this burgeoning local product with this fun new design that combines Jeff’s classically un-classic features with the dreaded predator that is his (nick)namesake. Like all Cubby Tees, it is not an official product of any player, league, franchise or man-eating fish - it's just a comical piece of original art from our imagination; created by hand and rendered digitally as a lossless high-resolution vector graphic for perfect printing. It comes on sport grey, royal blue or Carolina blue 100% cotton pre-shrunk tees in sizes small through 5XL. ( Alternate brands/cuts/colors/sizes can be custom-printed for little additional cost