Braves, Birds and Snotrockets

 

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Snotrockets were in the air. Birds were on the field. Giants bats were connecting with baseballs. All of the above came together in a magical mixture of excellence and another Bumgarner win.

The San Francisco Giants closed out their 3 game series at home against the Atlanta Braves today. Madison Bumgarner was on the mound. Some good luck charms were behind home plate:

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One Bumgarner bird fan:

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Two Bumgarner bird fans:

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After a while the beneficial birds were on the move:

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Later on in the game the Giants exploded with multiple triples and home runs:

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Enough with the birds. Bring on the snotrockets.

Here are Madison Bumgarner’s snotrocket totals and other vital statistics for Sunday, August 28, 2016 at home vs. the Atlanta Braves:

 

  • W, 7.0 IP, 5 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 2 BB, 5 K, 1 HR, 4 SNR (snotrockets): 0 vs. lefties, 4 vs. righties, 0 other. 1 double SNR.
  • Madison Bumgarner’s most prolific inning was the 3rd in which he blew 2 snotrockets.
  • Madison Bumgarner now with 200 snotrockets in the 2016 season.
  • Bumgarner blew his 200th snotrocket of the season at exactly 2:25 PM. It was a double.

 

With so few snotrockets being blown today industrious snotrocket screencapper @SanDiegoGiants had little material to work with but he made the most of what flew through the air. Top of the 3rd snotrocket:

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A crowd-pleasing double snotrocket was blown in the top of the 5th inning. First the left nostril:
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And then the right nostril:

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Bonus Bumgarner screencaps – choose your weapons edition:

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Eye wipe edition:

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Eye wipe closeups in sequential order because you know you want them:

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Itchy teeth edition:

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Madison Bumgarner’s next start should be next Saturday, September 3, 2016 on the road vs. the Chicago Cubs. See you here or on Twitter for all the exciting snotrocket action.

Spider 2 Y Banana Snotrockets

 

Sometimes San Francisco Giants broadcaster Mike Krukow says things that I don’t understand:

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I was afraid I was hallucinating but it wasn’t just me:

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Eventually I made Google my friend:

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Later on Madison came up to bat with runners on base:

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But no West Coast offense play was necessary as Bumgarner struck out. Sigh.

Also, this is what comes up when you Google ‘spider 2 y banana‘:

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Here are Madison Bumgarner’s snotrocket totals and other vital statistics for Tuesday, August 23, 2016 on the road vs. the Los Angeles Dodgers (eeuuww):

 

  • L, 5.0 IP, 9 H, 5 R, 5 ER, 1 BB, 7 K, 1 HR, 5 SNR (snotrockets): 1 vs. lefties, 2 vs. righties, 2 other. 1 double pump SNR. 1 double SNR.
  • Madison Bumgarner’s most prolific inning was the 1st in which he blew 2 snotrockets.
  • Madison Bumgarner now with 196 snotrockets in the 2016 season.

 

America’s premier snotrocket screencapper @SanDiegoGiants didn’t let yet another Giants loss affect him. He was hard at work tonight, capturing Bumgarner’s essence for all to treasure. Impressionistic snotrocket from the 1st inning:

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Also in the 1st inning – a rare double pump snotrocket (2 blows, one nostril). First pump:

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And the second pump:

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Bottom of the 3rd all tied up snotrocket:

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Bottom of the 4th snotrocket:

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Bonus Bumgarner screencap – wedgie pick edition:

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It just wasn’t Mr. Bumgarner’s night, pitching-wise. But that’s all right because we had snotrockets and another personal favorite – MadBum fury:

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You know what I don’t love though? That team in Chavez Latrine:

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I don’t take losing to the Dodgers very well:

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Really don’t take it well at all:

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Madison Bumgarner’s next start should be Sunday, August 28, 2016 at home vs. the Atlanta Braves. See you here or on Twitter for all the exciting snotrocket action.

Of Taters And Snotrockets

 

Madison Bumgarner won tonight. Madison Bumgarner hit another home run tonight. Madison Bumgarner blew snotrockets tonight. Madison Bumgarner was God tonight.

Here are Madison Bumgarner’s snotrocket totals and other vital statistics for Thursday, August 18, 2016 at home vs. the New York Mets:

 

  • W, 5.0 IP, 6 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 3 BB, 6 K, 1 HR, 4 SNR (snotrockets): 1 vs. lefties, 1 vs. righties, 2 other. 1 double SNR. 1 at-bat SNR.
  • Madison Bumgarner’s most prolific inning was the 3rd in which he blew 2 snotrockets.
  • Bumgarner now with 191 snotrockets in the 2016 season.

 

For most of tonight’s game Bumgarner’s favorite snotrocket screencapper @SanDiegoGiants was on assignment, causing mild panic in this snotrocket tallier. I mean, can you think of anything more boring than a snotrocket blog post with no snotrocket pics? Thankfully though he saved the day and captured some of Bumgarner’s proboscis production post-game. One snotrocket from the 3rd inning:

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And 2 minutes later in the same inning:

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Because I can’t embed videos here unless I pay for the privilege of doing so and because it’s far too expensive for the privilege of doing so I can’t show you a video of Bumgarner’s home run but I can show you a very grainy gif of said home run, hit off of the Mets’ Jacob deGrom:

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And for the actual video of Bumgarner’s home run: Click on this here orange link.

For Giants fans not enough can ever be said about Madison Bumgarner’s prowess at the plate. Others were quite impressed as well tonight:

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Yeah it’s not even close:

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Sorry about it Trout.

 

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Bonus screencap: The following has absolutely nothing to do with Madison Bumgarner or the Giants game tonight. It just happened on Twitter and made me laugh so much I’m including it here:

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Closeup shot of a Brian Wilson in the wild , courtesy of Giants fan @AuthenticGiants:

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Madison Bumgarner’s next start should be Tuesday, August 23, 2016 on the road vs. the Los Angeles Dodgers (eeuuww). See you here or on Twitter for all the exciting snotrocket action.

Doppelgänger Snotrockets

The San Francisco Giants played the Baltimore Orioles tonight so it was the Orange and Black vs. the Orange and Black. It could be a little confusing at first glance:

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Also causing bewilderment for me – the Giants offense showed up for Bumgarner:

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I worried about the effect all those runs might have on Madison:

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Here are Madison Bumgarner’s snotrocket totals and other vital statistics for Saturday, August 13, 2016 at home vs. the Baltimore Orioles:

  • W, 7.0 IP, 3 H, 3 BB, 0 R, 0 ER, 8 K, 8 SNR (snotrockets): 1 vs. lefties, 1 vs. righties, 6 other. 1 pre-game SNR. 2 at-bat SNR.
  • Madison Bumgarner’s most prolific innings were the 2nd and 4th in which he blew 2 snotrockets per inning.
  • Bumgarner now with 187 snotrockets in the 2016 season.

Thank goodness @SanDiegoGiants wasn’t flabbergasted by the Giants actually producing runs for Bumgarner and was able to keep his cool and screencap some snotrockets from tonight’s game.  This first one is an illegal snotrocket since it wasn’t shown on television and thus cannot be included in today’s snotrocket tally. However I would never ignore a felonious Bumgarner snotrocket because they’re too beautiful to disregard:

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Yeah that’s right I referred to a snotrocket as beautiful COME AT ME BRO

I mean…here’s another snotrocket, a legal one from the 6th inning:

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Valid snotrocket from the 7th inning:

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Bonus Bumgarner screencap – Saturday Night Loogie edition:

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Earlier this season the Giants celebrated Lego Day at AT&T Park by showing off a work of art – a Madison Bumgarner Lego statue.  During tonight’s TV broadcast of the game they showed the statue at the ballpark and just the sight of it was enough to incite thoughts of vandalism for one Giants fan:

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Madison Bumgarner’s next start should be Thursday, August 18, 2016 at home vs. the New York Mets. See you here or on Twitter for all the exciting snotrocket action.

Capital Snotrockets

 

The San Francisco Giants were in Washington D.C. this weekend and today they closed out a 3 game series against the Nationals. Madison Bumgarner was on the mound and only one thing was on my mind:

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As it turned out I had nothing to worry about. The snotrockets were flowing today. The runs however were not. Madison Bumgarner took yet another severely undeserved loss this afternoon. Bumgarner went the distance, giving up only 2 hits and 1 run. Unfortunately his teammates chose to show their appreciation for Madison’s magnificence by getting only 5 hits and scoring 0 runs. By my unscientific calculations that makes today the 873rd game this season that the Giants have managed to not score a single run in a Bumgarner start. Sad.

Here are Madison Bumgarner’s snotrocket totals and other vital statistics for Sunday, August 7, 2016 on the road vs. the Washington Nationals:

 

  • L, 8.0 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 7 K, 1 HR, 8 SNR (snotrockets): 0 vs. lefties, 4 vs. righties, 4 other. 1 glove SNR. 1 double SNR.
  • Madison Bumgarner’s most prolific innings were the 1st, 6th and 8th in which he blew 2 snotrockets per inning.
  • Madison Bumgarner now with 179 snotrockets in the 2016 season.

 

Most always if there are Bumgarner snotrockets then there are Bumgarner snotrocket screencaps; today was no exception. To show his appreciation of Bumgarner’s excellence @SanDiegoGiants captured some of Bumgarner’s nasal masterpieces and shared them with the world. Glove snotrocket in the 1st inning:

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Also in the 1st inning:

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With so few Bumgarner snotrockets being blown lately there’s been little opportunity for the special ones. That changed today when we got one of my personal favorites, the double snotrocket. First the left nostril:

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And then the right nostril:

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A couple of snotrockets from the 6th inning:

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99 problems and a snotrocket ain’t one of them:

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Bumgarner went the distance in today’s game. So too did his snotrockets. His teammates? Not so much:

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Bonus Bumgarner screencaps – Annoying Mascot edition:

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Fakeout Nose Scratch edition:

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Double Glove Wipe edition:

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Hazards of Snotrocket Blogging While Watching The Walking Dead Marathon edition :

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Happy trails edition:

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Madison Bumgarner’s next start should be Saturday, August 13, 2016 at home vs.the Baltimore Orioles. Orange and Black vs. Orange and Black. My money’s on the Orange and Black. See you here or on Twitter for all the exciting snotrocket action.

Apocalyptic Snotrockets

 

Signs that the end of the world is near:

  1. Madison Bumgarner had a bad game.
  2. A fan got ejected for heckling an umpire.
  3. Meager amount of snotrockets.

Here are Madison Bumgarner’s snotrocket totals and other vital statistics for Tuesday, August 2, 2016 on the road vs. the Philadelphia Phillies:

 

  • ND, 5.0 IP, 10 H, 8 R, 4 ER, 2 BB, 4 K, 2 HR, 3 SNR (snotrockets): 0 vs. lefties, 1 vs. righties, 2 other.
  • Madison Bumgarner’s most prolific innings were the 2nd, 5th and 6th in which he blew 1 snotrocket per inning.
  • Bumgarner now with 171 snotrockets in the 2016 season.

 

Even though there were so few snotrockets in today’s game bathroom savior and snotrocket screencapper @SanDiegoGiants still managed to capture some SNRs to ease the pain of Giants fans and give them something to feel good about. Comely snotrocket from the 5th inning:

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Bob-Davidson-can-suck-it snotrocket from the 6th inning:

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Madison Bumgarner’s next start should be this Sunday, August 7, 2016 on the road vs. the Washington nationals. See you here or on Twitter for all the exciting snotrocket action.

One last thing about that heckling incident in tonight’s game:

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