Oakland A's Fans Give Up Trying to Spell 'Samardzija'

Ken ChinSocial Media StaffJuly 6, 2014


Oakland A's fans had plenty to be excited about after hearing that recently acquired pitcher Jeff Samardzija was going to start Sunday afternoon's game vs. Toronto. 

A few fans wanted to wish their new star pitcher good luck by making a homemade sign, but spelling his last name proved to be too much trouble: 

It must have worked, because Samardzija looked right at home in his first start for Oakland. Fans were treated to a gem, as Samardzija pitched seven innings, surrendering one run while striking out five. The former Chicago Cubs ace picked up the win, and Oakland's 4-2 victory completed a four-game sweep of the Blue Jays.

[MLB, h/t Yahoo]