Come to Think of It: Something Old, Something New, Someone Will Be Blue

August 12, 2009 by  

Wednesday night in Wrigley Field, the Cubs and Phillies will match up in the second game of the three game set with opposites on the mound. It's a presentation of the "Old Man and the Sea", only there are "sharks" in this sea. 

Yes, the "Shark", Jeff Samardzija, at the tender age of 24, makes his first career start for the Cubs tonight. Meanwhile, Pedro Martinez makes his season debut for the Phils.

At 37, Martinez is in the latter stages of what may be a Hall of Fame career. Despite the age difference, there are some similarities between Pedro and Jeff.

Like Martinez when he was young, Samardzija throws hard. Both started their careers out of the bullpen.

Pedro worked primarily out of the bullpen du...

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