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Photo of the Day: Jeff Samardzija is dead sexy

Feb 27, 2012, 4:30 PM EST


I love spring training photo day.  Every year it seems like the guys at Getty and wherever else come up with new dramatic lighting, some different poses or something creative to make the every day headshots more interesting than they used to be.

But sometimes I think they’re just messing with these guys.  Guys like Jeff Samardzija of the Chicago Cubs. Who, according to the caption, had this picture taken this morning in Arizona. But who, in reality, looks like he had it taken at my high school in 1989:

source: Getty Images

“Now blow on the ball, Jeff.  Gently … gently … ok, hold it!”  [click]

  1. nagrommit - Feb 27, 2012 at 4:40 PM

    Samardzija is a Serbian word roughly translated as “Walks the bases loaded.”

    • jwbiii - Feb 27, 2012 at 4:57 PM

      More likely “Dude whose great x N grandfather did business in Samarkand”

  2. snowbirdgothic - Feb 27, 2012 at 4:42 PM

    And he shall henceforth be known as Jeff “Blue Steel” Samardzija

  3. cabolt - Feb 27, 2012 at 4:43 PM

    “Dat’s right… Dis gonna be a ‘spitball’.”

  4. pooinonfoheads - Feb 27, 2012 at 4:47 PM

    “After I eat this baseball, I will show you what ex football players can do on the diamond”

  5. Chris K - Feb 27, 2012 at 5:01 PM

    You’re fuckin’ out!

  6. cur68 - Feb 27, 2012 at 5:29 PM

    I keep trying to resist making a smartass comment about that sexybeast picture but it keeps pulling back in…do you think he like the smell of cowhide in the morning?

    • yankeesfanlen - Feb 27, 2012 at 5:57 PM

      Do thy still make “Jai Karate”?

      • cur68 - Feb 27, 2012 at 6:08 PM

        Possibly “mullet karate” (which is performed in jorts). WTF is “Jai Karate”, Len?

  7. Callidus - Feb 27, 2012 at 5:41 PM

    I’m surprised he’s not leaning against an El Camino.

    • aceshigh11 - Feb 27, 2012 at 6:31 PM

      He looks like one of the guys from the Judas Priest documentary “Heavy Metal Parking Lot.”

  8. foreverchipper10 - Feb 27, 2012 at 6:24 PM

    Is he a cerebro or are the shadows of his hat playing tricks on me?

  9. Bar None - Feb 27, 2012 at 7:17 PM

    Looks like Kenny Powers straightened his hair and is ready for a return to the diamond!

  10. Jonny 5 - Feb 27, 2012 at 8:03 PM

    He looks like a guy who could burp you a Molly Hatchet tune.

    • cur68 - Feb 27, 2012 at 11:08 PM


  11. Max Power - Feb 28, 2012 at 12:09 AM

    I really regret that this is the last thing I’m looking at before I go to bed.

  12. lostsok - Feb 28, 2012 at 1:26 AM

    I didn’t know Joe Dirt could pitch! I can almost hear Molly Hatchet blasting from his doublewide….

  13. detroitcityryda - Feb 28, 2012 at 11:27 AM

    bud seligs new Gay baseball magazine

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