Long Sleeve Snotrockets

Madison Bumgarner wore long sleeves in last night’s game. It was earth-shattering. We may never be the same again. The sleeves only lasted for a few innings but the haunting images of covered forearms will last forever.

Also lasting forever: snotrocket stats. Here are Madison Bumgarner’s snotrocket totals and other vital statistics for Thursday, September 24, 2015 on the road vs. the San Diego Padres:

  • ND, 7.0 IP, 3 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 3 BB, 3 K, 1 HR, 16 SNR (snotrockets): 0 vs. lefties, 9 vs. righties, 7 other. 1 at-bat SNR. 1 dugout SNR. 5 glove SNR.
  • Madison Bumgarner’s most prolific inning was the 6th in which he blew 5 snotrockets.
  • Bumgarner now with 57 snotrockets vs. the Padres and 268 snotrockets overall in 2015.

Svengoolie worshipper and snotrocket screencapper @SanDiegoGiants attended last night’s game at Petco Park and thus captured the Bumgarner snotrockets in their live raw form. Here’s one from the 1st inning:


2nd inning snotrocket:


Painterly half-a-snotrocket from the 4th inning:


Fuzzy 5th inning snotrocket:


Partial crotch grab:

Giants-Bumgarner-Snotrocket-2015-09-24-4-Crotch Grab

Raw snotrocket from the 7th inning:


Bonus Bumgarner: several times during last night’s game Madison Bumgarner was seemingly bothered by Joe West, the home plate umpire. Bumgarner had some problems with West’s strike zone and expressed his displeasure by staring/glaring towards home plate. There’s video of this epic stare down but I can’t post it because I have the free blog and you can only post videos if you have a paid blog. But here’s a link to it on YouTube: https://youtu.be/yZPevbDtCbM

It seemed pretty intense but after the game Madison Bumgarner was his usual droll self:

Tweets-JohnSheaHey-Bumgarner-Joe West-2015

Much of the Internet was agog with the stare down and many commented about it on various websites. This was my favorite comment, found at Deadspin:

Giants-Bumgarner-Joe West-Neck Sac-Deadspin Comment-2015

Madison Bumgarner’s next start should be Tuesday, September 29, 2015 at home vs. the Los Angeles Dodgers (eeuww). See you here or on Twitter for all the exciting snotrocket action.

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