Victorious Snotrockets

 

Madison Bumgarner’s 4th MLB start was very important for several reasons. In that game Bumgarner got his first major league win, his first major league RBI and last but definitely not least he blew a copious amount of snotrockets. What a great game.

Here are Madison Bumgarner’s snotrocket totals and other vital statistics for Tuesday, July 6, 2010 on the road vs. the Milwaukee Brewers:

 

  • W, 8 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 3 BB, 5 K, 19 SNR: 8 vs. L, 5 vs. R, 6 other. 1 double SNR. 1 double blow SNR.
  • Madison Bumgarner’s most prolific inning was the 2nd in which he blew 4 snotrockets.
  • Madison Bumgarner now with 46 snotrockets in the 2010 season.

 

The first of many Bumgarner snotrockets on this important day:

 

Second snotrocket from the second inning:

 

Although they appear very similar please note that this snotrocket is completely different from the one directly above. If you look closely you’ll see that different fingers were used:

 

Long distance snotrockets are not as clear as the closeup ones but they’re still important as they contain both Madison Bumgarner and his mucus:

 

Back to the closeup snotrockets. Here’s a soft focus SNR from the 3rd inning:

 

A double snotrocket made an appearance in this July 2010 game. First we have the left nostril being expressed:

 

And then the right nostril:

 

Nice assertive finger action on this snotrocket from the 5th inning:

 

In the 7th inning Bumgarner was still shutting out the Brewers and still blowing snotrockets:

 

Quietly efficient snotrocket also from the 7th inning:

 

The 8th inning saw Mr. Bumgarner still pitching strong, still shutting out Milwaukee and still snotrocketing. This time it’s a double blow snotrocket, not to be confused with a double snotrocket. Double snotrockets are two separate and distinct snotrockets: the nose is pressed with a finger or thumb and snot is expelled first from one nostril and then the other. With a double blow snotrocket you (or Bumgarner) would press and blow mucus from the same nostril twice. Here’s one half of the double blow snotrocket:

 

And the second half:

 

Finally, even though it’s out of sequence I saved the best for last. Behold the first ever on camera Madison Bumgarner glove snotrocket (gloved finger is used for pressing and blowing):

 

Okay so it’s kind of hard to tell in that shot because Bumgarner has his back to us but trust me I watched this one multiple times to verify that it was indeed a glove snotrocket. This is extremely important because before I started rewatching Bumgarner’s old starts I thought that this game contained the ever first Madison Bumgarner on camera glove snotrocket. I’m so happy to find out that I was wrong and that Bumgarner was blowing glove snotrockets long before 2015.

Madison Bumgarner’s next start after this one in Milwaukee was on July 11, 2010 on the road vs. the Washington Nationals. When I re-watch that game I’ll probably live tweet it as well so join me on Twitter or here for all the exciting vintage Bumgarner snotrocket action.

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Taco Snotrockets

 

The Madison Bumgarner Vintage Snotrocket Tour continues with Bumgarner’s second start of 2010. The San Francisco Giants lefty (pitching only) faced the Colorado Rockies that Thursday night in June and threw a pretty good game but sustained his second loss of the season. He also expressed many snotrockets in the high altitude night. Thin air = more snotrockets? Something for science to ponder.

Here are Madison Bumgarner’s snotrocket totals and other vital statistics for Thursday, July 1, 2010 on the road vs. the Colorado Rockies:

 

  • L, 7.0 IP, 9 H, 4 R, 3 ER, 1 BB, 5 K, 16 SNR (snotrockets): 5 vs. lefties, 2 vs. righties, 9 other. 2 at-bat SNR.
  • Madison Bumgarner’s most prolific inning was the 7th in which he blew 5 snotrockets.
  • Madison Bumgarner now with 27 snotrockets in the 2010 season.

 

Some of the snotrocket screencaps I made from this game turned out pretty good. Others are fuzzy. All are worthy of our attention because they contain Madison Bumgarner’s mucus. First up is an up close and clear snotrocket from the 1st inning:

 

Same inning, different snotrocket:

 

Shadowy snotrocket in the 2nd inning:

 

Madison Bumgarner literally snotrocketing on the Rockies:

 

This snotrocket from the 4th inning is a new favorite because I like how Bumgarner’s nose looks:

 

Did you see what I mean? No? Here let me help you:

 

LOOK AT IT:

 

It’s hard to tell in this screencap because it’s so very fuzzy but the multitasking Mr. Bumgarner blew a snotrocket on his way to back up home plate:

 

Modest snotrocket from the 5th inning:

 

Three different long distance snotrockets from the 7th inning with the first one an at-bat snotrocket:

 

Also from the 7th inning:

 

And one final snotrocket to close it out:

 

Madison Bumgarner’s next start after this one in Denver was on Tuesday, July 6, 2010 on the road vs. the Milwaukee Brewers. When I watch that game I’ll probably live tweet it as well so see you on Twitter or here for all the exciting vintage Bumgarner snotrocket action.

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Interleague Snotrockets Premiere

 

Madison Bumgarner made his major league debut in September 2009. He was only twenty years old at the time, filling in as an emergency spot starter for Tim Lincecum (back spasms). He had three other appearances after that in 2009, all in relief.  2010 saw Bumgarner return to the majors for good in June. His first start that year was against the Boston Red Sox which makes that game the first time Bumgarner blew some interleague snotrockets. A landmark event in the lefty pitcher’s career.

Here are Madison Bumgarner’s snotrocket totals and other vital statistics for Saturday, June 26, 2010 at home vs. the Boston Red Sox:

 

  • L, 7 IP, 5 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 1 BB, 5 K, 2 HR, 11 SNR (snotrockets): 0 vs. lefties, 6 vs. righties, 5 other. 2 pre-game SNR. 1 at-bat SNR.
  • Madison Bumgarner’s most prolific inning was the 1st in which he blew 4 snotrockets.
  • Madison Bumgarner with 11 snotrockets so far in the 2010 season.

 

Just as with the 2009 snotrocket screencaps that I’ve posted in this blog these vintage 2010 snotrocket screencaps aren’t of the best quality. The video of these 7 year old games is quite fuzzy at times but fuzzy Bumgarner snotrockets are better than no Bumgarner snotrockets at all. One of two fuzzy pre-game snotrockets that Bumgarner blew on that day:

 

Hot on the heels of that first pre-game snotrocket we got the second one:

 

Soft focus and up close snotrocket from the 6th inning:

 

Madison Bumgarner’s next start after this one was on Thursday, July 1, 2010 on the road vs. the Colorado Rockies. When I watch it I will probably live tweet it as I do every Bumgarner start and of course post totals in this blog so see you here or on Twitter for all the exciting vintage Bumgarner snotrocket action.

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2016 Snotrockets Revisited

 

The snotrocket statistics of Madison Bumgarner that I keep make up the bulk of your daily snotrocket requirements. The snotrocket screencaps are something extra, the oils and sweets part of the snotrocket pyramid, the tastiest part. On Twitter @SanDiegoGiants and @iamjerklord consistently provide for delighted fans Bumgarner’s snotrockets in screencaps. I compiled last season’s output into gif form so without further ado here are every 2016 Madison Bumgarner snotrocket and loogie screencap they made, in chronological order:

Takes your breath away, doesn’t it? By the way I also included every nose wipe along with the snotrockets and loogies just because they’re nose related. I did end up leaving out all the other extras like cup fidgets, ear digs and eye wipes because I wanted to keep this gif as mucus pure as possible. You’re welcome.

See you here or on Twitter for all the exciting Madison Bumgarner snotrocket action.

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2009 Snotrocket Totals

 

Madison Bumgarner made 4 appearances in 2009, the first year that he appeared in a big league game. He had 1 start and 3 relief appearances. In going back and rewatching these old Bumgarner starts from a snotrocket angle it was fun to see that in his rookie year Bumgarner was snotrocketing even then. Consistently awesome is Madison Bumgarner.

Here are Madison Bumgarner’s 2009 snotrocket totals:

 

  • Total: 11 SNR
  • Day: 1
  • Night: 10
  • Home: 7
  • Road: 4
  • vs. L: 0
  • vs. R: 0
  • Other: 11
  • Pre-game: 1
  • At-bat: 2
  • Dugout: 1
  • Double: 1
  • Starts: 7 (1 start)
  • Relief: 4 (3 relief appearances)
  • vs. National League: 11
  • vs. NL West: 11

 

Snotrocket totals by teams faced:

vs. Padres: 8 (2 appearances – 1 start)

  • Day: 0 (0 appearances)
  • Night: 8 (2 appearances)
  • Home: 7 (1 start)
  • Road: 1 (1 relief)
  • Pre-game: 1
  • At-bat: 2
  • Dugout: 1
  • Double: 1

 

vs. Dodgers: 1 (1 appearance – relief)

  • Day: 1 (1 relief)
  • Night: 0 (0 appearances)
  • Home: 0 (0 appearances)
  • Road: 1 (1 appearances)

 

vs. DBacks: 2 (1 appearance – relief)

  • Day: 0 (0 appearances)
  • Night: 2 (1 appearance)
  • Home: 0 (0 appearance)
  • Road: 2 (1 appearance)

 

Next up is tallying Bumgarner’s 2010 snotrockets. I’ve already watched his first appearance in 2010, a start against the Boston Red Sox (interleague snotrockets!). I’ll post the totals along with some snotrocket screencaps soon. When I watch these old games I usually live tweet them as well so join me on Twitter or stay right here for all the exciting Bumgarner snotrocket action.

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Snotrocket Fuzz Interference

 

Madison Bumgarner’s final appearance in the 2009 season came against the Padres in October. Bumgarner pitched 2 innings in relief and did well, giving up 0 runs. He had one lone snotrocket but it was a long distance from behind snotrocket and an extremely fuzzy one at that (I mentioned in another post that the video quality from these 8 year old games is not the best) so I wasn’t able to get a good screencap of it. The best I could get was a fuzzy nose wipe by Bumgarner in the 7th inning:

 

There was also a less fuzzy quiet moment of reflection from Bumgarner before his first pitch of the night:

 

Here are Madison Bumgarner’s snotrocket totals and other vital statistics for Saturday, October 3, 2009 on the road vs. the San Diego Padres:

 

  • ND, 2 IP, 1 H, 2 BB (1 IBB), 0 R, 0 ER, 1 SNR (snotrockets): 0 vs. lefties, 1 vs righties, 0 other.
  • Madison Bumgarner blew his lone snotrocket in the bottom of the 6th inning.
  • Madison Bumgarner finished the 2009 season with 11 snotrockets.

 

I will be posting Madison Bumgarner’s season snotrocket totals for 2009 soon and then after that I’ll start tallying Bumgarner’s 2010 snotrockets. I can hardly wait. See you here or on Twitter for all the exciting seasoned snotrockets.

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Redheaded Snotrockets

 

Madison Bumgarner’s third big league appearance came once again in relief, this time against the Arizona Diamondbacks. One thing about watching these old MLB games – you have to watch the broadcast of the home team airing the game; you don’t get to choose between opposing broadcasting teams. If the Giants are at home then there’s no problem. San Francisco has a very very good broadcasting team, both radio and television. But other teams are hit and miss, mostly miss. In 2009 the DBacks TV color guy was Mark Grace and I found him irritating to listen to. I don’t remember him contributing any relevant baseball info at all or anything even remotely interesting in this game. Plus he was very much a homer which I don’t like.

Also annoying and weird was that the DBacks TV broadcasters referred incessantly to a section in the outfield where some redhead DBacks fans were sitting, wearing t-shirts and holding signs proudly proclaiming their redheadedness. I guess it has something to do with red being part of the Diamondbacks team colors. Okay then.

But we’re not here to discuss Mark Grace or redheads. We’re here for Bumgarner and his glorious snotrockets. Here are Madison Bumgarner’s snotrocket totals and other vital statistics for Tuesday, September 22, 2009 on the road vs. the Arizona Diamondbacks:

 

  • ND, 1.2 IP, 2 H, 0 BB, 0 R, 0 ER, 3 K, 2 SNR (snotrockets): 0 vs. lefties, 0 vs. righties, 2 other.
  • Madison Bumgarner now with 10 snotrockets in the 2009 season.

 

Like I noted in a previous blog post the videos of these games from 2009 are not of the highest quality but I’m not complaining. Not at all, because I’m still so grateful that I have the opportunity to view them at all, 8 years after they happened. I just wanted to explain why my snotrocket screencaps aren’t of the highest quality like you’re used to from Bumgarner’s unofficial official snotrocket screencapper @SanDiegoGiants.

Fuzzy Madison Bumgarner snotrocket screencaps are better than no Bumgarner snotrocket screencaps. Snotrocket from the bottom of the 3rd inning:

 

A really hard to see snotrocket from the bottom of the 4th inning:

 

Besides the Bumgarner pitching and snotrocketing this game had little else going for it as the Giants lost 8-10. I did get an exciting screencap of Giants manager Bruce Bochy’s tight pants:

 

Also baseball legend Joe Garagiola was in attendance at the game:

 

Madison Bumgarner’s next and final 2009 appearance was on Saturday, October 3, 2009 on the road vs. the San Diego Padres. When I watch it and tally the snotrockets make sure to tune in here and on Twitter for all the exciting vintage snotrocket action.

 

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