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The Shark, The Fuk & One HOF Vote For Aaron Sele(?)

By bullpenbrian at 01.10.2013 Leave a comment.

Jeff Samardzija visited the set of SportsNation (ESPN) to defend his Fighting Irish following Notre Dame’s humiliating 42-14 loss to Alabama in the
BCS National Championship Game.

At the end of this clip Samardzija appears just as exasperated by Alabama’s thumping as the rest of us (or those not rooting for the Crimson Tide, or without any rooting interest like myself).

The Cubs were never mentioned specifically during the show.

Samardzija at Notre Dame (2003-06)
Baseball – Freshman All-American by Collegiate Baseball Magazine
Football – School record of 8 straight games with receiving TD
Football – Career: 179 receptions, 2,593 yards, 27 touchdowns
Football – All time leader in receiving yards (2,593)
Football – Numerous All American Teams
Baseball – Selected by Cubs in 5th Rd (149th overall) of 2006 Draft

Kosuke Fukudome is heading back to Japan
He’s agreed to a 3-year, $5.5 million deal with the Hanshin Tigers.
In 2008 he signed a 4-year, $48 million deal with the Cubs.

Cubs transactions January 10th:

  • 2012: signed free agent Paul Maholm
  • 2006: Signed free agent Jacque Jones

HOF Voting
The Bad: No player was voted in when a few deserving ones
should have been elected.
The Silver Lining: This will spark further conversation about the voting system and what reform, if any, should be taken to improve the voting system.
Craig Biggio is a no brainer.
Aaron Sele gets one vote? Why? Ridiculous.

Aaron Sele
15 Seasons – Overall (148-112, 4.61) 352 starts
Only 5 double digit wins seasons (19, 18, 17, 15, 13)
Two time All Star
Never won 20-games
Never was a league leader in major pitching category
Playoff record: (0-6, 4.46) 7 starts
Hall of Famer? Are you kidding me?

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