Posted 5/19/12 at 10:55 AM

We're gonna need a bigger outfield: Sharkadina takes off

There's a shark in the outfield and several more in Section 109 at Nationals Park.

Two fans in shark masks sharks, Terry and Tyler, dubbed Roger Bernadina "The Shark" at a game on Aug. 26, 2010.

“We nicknamed him The Shark for the way he hunts down fly balls in the outfield like a shark hunts his prey,” Tyler explained.

The name caught on quickly among the Washington fan base. When Bernadina steps up to the plate, “Shark! Shark! Shark!” chants reverberate throughout the crowd along with chomping gestures. Even the Nationals’ Nat Pack spirit team takes part.

It seems Bernadina himself appreciates the monkier as well.

-Hayley Milon

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