We all love quality baseball, but some some reason Jeff Samardzija has emerged as a fan favorite after only 1 real season of being a starter.

And really, it's a peculiar thing.

He's yet to really prove his true value to the team and yet, Cubs' fans can't get enough! Knowing how difficult we Cubs fans can be sometimes, I find this shocking as I'm totally caught up in Samardzija-rama myself.

This Samardzija love-in happened so organically, it consumed almost a full day's worth of my thoughts trying to figure out why? Why do we Cubs fans love the Shark so much?