One Is The Loneliest Snotrocket

 

Madison Bumgarner is back. That is good. But his snotrockets have dried up. That is bad.

Here are Madison Bumgarner’s snotrocket totals and other vital statistics for Thursday, July 20, 2017 at home vs. the San Diego Padres:

 

  • L, 6.1 IP, 6 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 1 BB, 5 K, 2 HR, 1 SNR (snotrocket): 0 vs. lefties, 1 vs. righties, 0 other.
  • Madison Bumgarner’s most prolific inning was the 6th in which he blew 1 snotrockets.
  • Madison Bumgarner now with 28 snotrockets in the 2017 season.

 

Professional snotrocket screencapper that he is @SanDiegoGiants managed to capture the one lone snotrocket that Bumgarner blew while on camera tonight:

Random snotrocket-related tweets from last night:

Theory:

Theory #2:

Conspiracy theory:

Fact:

 

Madison Bumgarner’s next start should be Tuesday, July 25, 2017 at home vs. the Pittsburgh Pirates. See you here or on Twitter for all the exciting Bumgarner snotrocket action (if there is any).

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Return Of The Snotrockets

 

The long anticipated return of Madison Bumgarner from the disabled list finally happened tonight in San Diego. Bumgarner went on the DL back on April 21 of this year when he went toe to toe with a dirt bike. The dirt bike won. Bumgarner and snotrocket fans everywhere lost. The world went dark. But happy days are here again because Madison Bumgarner and his snotrockets are back. The world is a better place with them both.

Here are Madison Bumgarner’s snotrocket totals and other vital statistics for Saturday, July 15, 2017 on the road vs. the San Diego Padres:

 

  • ND, 7.0 IP, 4 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 2 BB, 5 K, 2 HR, 1 SNR (snotrocket): 0 vs. lefties, 0 vs. righties, 1 other.
  • Madison Bumgarner’s most prolific inning was the 1st in which he blew 1 snotrocket.
  • Bumgarner now with 27 snotrockets in the 2017 season.

 

Also back and hard at work capturing snotrockets was @SanDiegoGiants. He was in attendance at Petco Park in San Diego tonight to witness Bumgarner and his magic mucus up close and personal. Unfortunately Mr. Bumgarner was dry as a bone tonight and only produced 1 on-camera snotrocket. @SanDiegoGiants missed that one but did however snag one snotrocket that wasn’t shown on TV:

 

@SanDiegoGiants got some other Bumgarner goodies too. Here’s a gif of a Bumgarner at-bat:

 

Cup twitch edition:

 

As long as you’ve got a Bumgarner cup twitch you might as well throw in a weird gif of it:

 

Dueling nose wipe tweets:

 

 

Before the game started @iamjerklord may have missed an opportunity to catch a snotrocket because she was distracted by something:

 

The cup twitches outnumbered the snotrockets in tonight’s game. Here Madison Bumgarner makes another adjustment to his nether region while Giants second baseman Joe Panik makes a guest appearance:

 

Sure I was happy that Bumgarner was back, healthy again and well enough to pitch but the extreme lack of snotrockets had me on edge:

And after Bumgarner gave up a home run:

 

EXCITING UPDATE: That clever Giants paparazzi duo @SanDiegoGiants and @iamjerklord staked out the team bus after Sunday’s game in San Diego and obtained some incredible shots of a Madison Bumgarner in the wild. First up – a little hand wave for the fans:

 

Concern etched on Bumgarner’s face. It’s almost like he’s worried about something:

 

It’s all good though:

 

Madison Bumgarner’s next start will probably be on this coming Thursday, July 20, 2017 at home vs. the San Diego Padres. See you here or on Twitter for all the exciting Bumgarner snotrocket action.

 

 

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Nice Free And Easy Snotrockets

 

While Madison Bumgarner rehabs his dirt bike-induced shoulder injury I continue on my quest to tally every Bumgarner snotrocket blown on camera during a game in which he makes an appearance. This quest took me back in time to a sunny day in mid July 2010 where Bumgarner did what he does best: pitch great and snotrocket even better.

Here are Madison Bumgarner’s snotrocket totals and other vital statistics for Sunday, July 11, 2010 on the road vs. the Washington Nationals:

 

  • W, 6.0 IP, 7 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 6 K, 16 SNR (snotrockets): 3 vs. lefties, 6 vs. righties, 7 other.
  • Madison Bumgarner’s most prolific inning was the 3rd in which he blew 4 snotrockets.
  • Bumgarner through 4 starts had 62 snotrockets in the 2010 season.

 

As long as you don’t mind the fuzziness I’ve got some old snotrocket screencaps for your viewing pleasure. One Bumgarner snotrocket from the 2nd inning:

 

Another snotrocket from the same inning:

 

Same inning, different snotrocket, different angle:

 

Trust me there’s a snotrocket happening here. I saw it therefore it exists:

 

In the 4th inning Buster Posey paid a visit to the mound and Bumgarner rewarded him with a fuzzy snotrocket:

 

Nice free and easy snotrocket from the 5th inning:

 

This one is probably the best snotrocket screencap I could get from this game, in terms of sharpness and quality:

 

It’s been interesting to watch these old Bumgarner starts because I get to hear and see different broadcasters and coverage for some games. Because if the San Francisco Giants are on the road then their own broadcast isn’t used; instead MLB goes with that game’s home team coverage when they share the video from their archives. While I like the Giants broadcasters I also like to sometimes hear/watch other team’s coverage for comparison.

And what I’ve found so far is that other teams don’t show anywhere near the amount of fan shots that the Giants do. It always drives me crazy with how often the Giants home games on TV will cut away from the play on the field to show someone up in the stands eating something or wearing something that the director found far more fascinating than any action on the baseball diamond.

I don’t know about anyone else but I don’t tune into a game to watch multiple children eating various food items or all the different kinds of hats that fans at the game are wearing. I tune in to watch the game. And the snotrockets too of course. But they’re a part of the game, part of the action on the field so they count. Endless shots of large ships in the water, children with cotton candy and people wearing giraffe hats are not a part of the game. Enough already. Dial back on the extraneous crowd shots and focus more on the players, please Giants. Other teams are doing it. Won’t you too?

In addition to the different broadcasters and camera shots the graphics used during the game vary from team to team as well. I thought the multi-image use in this one screencap looked kind of funny and also kind of familiar too:

 

Because:

 

Madison Bumgarner’s next start after this one was against the Dodgers on July 19, 2010. The game was in Los Angeles so at least I get to hear Vin Scully’s coverage of the game which is always a good thing. I wonder if he’ll make mention of the snotrockets? Check back here or on Twitter to find that out and also to satisfy all your Madison Bumgarner snotrocket needs.

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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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