Samardzija: Tougher than the rest

Pitching with a bloody finger? Just a throwback to his Notre Dame football days

Originally Published: May 10, 2013
By Jim Caple | ESPN.com

CHICAGO -- Baseball players aren't as tough as football players.

When it rains, baseball players dash for cover in the dugout (unless the commissioner is in attendance and it's the World Series). If it snows, they might not even venture onto the field in the first place, instead staying in the clubhouse watching TV and sitting on leather couches. They sit out games after they injure themselves by sleeping in the wrong position or getting a "painful" tattoo or just plain sneezing ...

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