Tag Archives: Jeff Samardzija

Samardzija joins short list of Opening Domers

When Jeff Samardzija delivers the first pitch of the Cubs’ season on April 1 in Pittsburgh, he’ll be the fourth pitcher to come out of Notre Dame and make an Opening Day start in the Major Leagues. And he’ll be the first to do so in 99 years. The last Domer to toe the rubber

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From ND to MLB: Jeff Samardzija

I’ve fallen way behind on my Notre Dame to MLB project, so it’s time to pick it up again. In an effort to move things along, I’m going to do something I don’t generally like to do — post a Q&A or two. It’s just a personal thing. I don’t do that much writing anymore,

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All my jerseys in Jersey

Fanboy There’s an interesting discussion over at Mets Police about personalized jerseys. I find it interesting because I have not come across such a large group of people who are in the “Your Name Here” group. I have been drawn to sports uniforms since I was a kid, and I think the desire to own

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Finding the treasures in a pack of cards

Here we are in another year — and another chance for me to make promises about being a better updater of this blog, of trying harder to use this space as an outlet for my thoughts and ideas on the game. And writing, like other pursuits, is one which is best kept fresh and in

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Samardzija chooses the national pastime

Jeff Samardzija on the mound Rather than drag out the process, Notre Dame two-sport star Jeff Samardzija signed a five-year deal with the Cubs on Friday that guarantees him $10 million and means an end to his NFL dreams. Prior to last June’s draft, Samardzija said he hoped to play both sports as long as

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