Best of 2016 Snotrockets


No Moore more snotrockets in 2016. The San Francisco Giants season is over after one of the most horrific losses that I’ve seen since The-World-Series-That-We-Still-Do-Not-Speak-Of-Even-Though-The-Giants-Have-Won-3-World-Series-Since-Then aka game 6 in the 2002 World Series. It was bad then. It’s bad now. I’m sad now. What could possibly make me feel better? Madison Bumgarner snotrockets of course.

2016 wasn’t exactly a banner year for Bumgarner SNR (snotrockets):



But even though the snotrockets weren’t as plentiful this season as they have been in years past that doesn’t mean there weren’t some good ones being expressed by the King of the Snotrockets. Madison Bumgarner may have slowed down in his snotrocket production but I’m just grateful that he’s still out there snotrocketing at all. I mean, if he ever stopped shooting mucus out of his nostrils I  wouldn’t handle it well:



Let’s take a look back at some of the wonderful snotrockets that Madison Bumgarner produced this past season. And this is about as good a time as any to express my extreme gratitude to @SanDiegoGiants for all the terrific snotrocket screencaps that he came up with this season and in seasons past. For so many of MadBum’s starts @SanDiegoGiants was hard at work capturing Bum’s snotrockets for posterity and I cannot thank him enough for it. Without his efforts this blog would just be some words and numbers, a vast wasteland, colorless and bleak. Picture a world without Bumgarner snotrocket screencaps in it. I imagine it would look something like this:



The first Bumgarner snotrocket of the season is always one to cherish. This beauty was a hidden one and blown on April 4, 2016 on the road vs. the Milwaukee Brewers:



Glove snotrockets (using the gloved hand) are a rare commodity (Bumgarner only had 6 of them this season). The first glove SNR of the 2016 season also occurred on April 4th:



At-bat snotrockets are not as rare as glove ones but still pretty special. Here’s one from the April 25th game vs. the San Diego Padres:



Another at-bat snotrocket from the June 14th game vs. the Brewers. Look at how the home plate umpire is rudely ignoring Bumgarner’s nasal magnificence:



This next snotrocket is an especially fine-looking one as it involved much spray. It was blown on May 28, 2016 on the road vs. the Rockies:



ICYMTM (In Case You Missed The Mucus) here’s a closeup:


Just look at that spray action. Beautiful.


I like this one because it’s clear and sharp and Bumgarner’s got a good snarl going. From June 25, 2016 vs. the Phillies:



A sly postseason snotrocket from the Wild Card game:



Bumgarner double snotrockets are a personal favorite of mine because I get 2 for the price of one. On May 1 vs. the New York Mets Bumgarner blew 2 double SNR (double doubles!). Here’s one set, with the left nostril up first:



And then the right nostril:



And the second double snotrocket from the same game with once again the left nostril up first:



Right nostril says ‘hey don’t forget about me’:



Black jersey double snotrocket (good band name) with the right nostril first:



And then the left nostril:



If you’re fortunate enough to be a teammate of Madison Bumgarner then you might have some snotrocket magic rub off on you and if that happens then you should be both glad and grateful. Matt Duffy and Matt Moore (ironically traded for each other) can attest to this. Each channeled their inner Bumgarner this season. First up is Duffy:



Moore mixes it up a little and uses a thumb for his snotrocket:



Those were nice but there’s nothing like the real thing. Let’s get back to Madison. How about some hot interleague Bumgarner snotrocket action vs. the A’s:



I love this one because it also has guest appearances by Brandon Crawford and Angel Pagan. Both of them look like they’re running in to see Bumgarner blow a snotrocket but they were too late:



More interleague snotrocket action, this time vs. the Yankees:



This next one is nice because you get the approach to the nose, then the snotrocket plus some Giants history to boot. First the approach:



Then the actual snotrocket:



One Giants game saw a guest snotrocket screencapper: @iamjerklord, filling in for @SanDiegoGiants who was on non-snotrocket assignment. @iamjerklord proved to be such a phenom at snotrocket screencapping that she put someone’s non-job at risk:



Some of @iamjerklord‘s handiwork – the classic front-facing nose bender snotrocket:



The Dodgers’ Yasiel Puig makes a cameo appearance in two of Bumgarner’s snotrockets from that same game. First up is right after Puig struck out:



The second one is an extremely rare snotrocket screencap, one of only two in existence. Feast your eyes on a split screen snotrocket screencap with Bumgarner snotrocketing on the left and Puig at home plate on the right:



Also from the same game – Dodger snotblock:



Madison Bumgarner has many fans, both of his pitching and his snotrocketing. The most talented has to be @JohnGehrke who made this fantastic video featuring MadBum and his amazing snotrockets. Check it out, even the infamous Chevy Guy makes a cameo appearance:


You might think that Madison Bumgarner is limited to just outstanding pitching and snotrocketing. You couldn’t be more wrong. Mr. Bumgarner is a Renaissance man, an accomplished artist that expresses himself in many mediums.  Besides the snotrocket there is – behold – the loogie:



Two loogies for the price of one. First the pre loogie bubble:



Then the post loogie spray:



May 28th loogie:



Dark Night of the Loogie:



Postseason Wild Card loogie:



Then there’s the crotch grab/cup twitch that Bumgarner dabbles in almost every game. You know, just to mix it up a little with the snotrockets and loogies. From an at home game vs. the Rockies in May:



Pitching aggressively, crotch grabbing the same:



At times this season the cupping shots outnumbered the snotrocketing ones:



That which we call a cup twitch by any other name would look as sweet:



As much as I love the Bumgarner cup twitches the Bumgarner wedgie picks hold a dearer place in my heart:



Epic full on closeup wedgie pick from the August 23rd game vs. the Dodgers:



Postseason wedgie pick:



Mr. Bumgarner is so creative and is always trying to come up with new ways to entertain his fans:



Four part eye wipe vs. the Atlanta Braves on Aug. 28th:



Because the tweet cut part of the photos off here are four closeups of the eye wipe in order:





Part four actually saw Bumgarner going in for a second eye wipe, nice:



So Bumgarner has snotrockets, loogies, cup twitching/crotch grabs and eye wipes in his repertoire. Surely that must be it, you’re thinking. Oh no. Not even close. Behold the ear dig:



And the tooth pick:



The glove chew:



Not to be confused with the glove wipe:



Then there’s the snotrocket’s close cousin, the nose wipe:



The Bumgarner loogies, cup twitches, wedgie picks etc. are all fabulous but nothing could ever replace the classic snotrocket:



In case you couldn’t tell I love absolutely everything that Madison Bumgarner does but:



Always and forever:



Thank you to everyone who stopped by here to take a look; I appreciate each and every one of you. Have a good off-season and see you here or on Twitter in 2017 for all the exciting Madison Bumgarner snotrocket action.


2016 NLDS Game 3 Snotrockets

Madison Bumgarner is so great that I sometimes forget he is human. With everything that he’s accomplished in his career so far it just doesn’t seem possible that he is a mere mortal. I think of him as godlike and always achieving perfection in every start and when that doesn’t happen it’s a shock to the system.

Tonight Mr. Bumgarner’s phenomenal scoreless streak in postseason elimination games is over at 24.2 innings. He had a rough 2nd inning in tonight’s game, giving up a 3 run homer to the Cubs pitcher Jake Arrieta. That hurt to watch:


But Bumgarner never gave up another run after that and threw well for 3 more innings, finishing his night with 5 innings pitched and only 3 runs allowed:


The Giants finally started hitting and scoring runs tonight, enough to go ahead not once but twice and ultimately won the game. I won’t go into all the craziness of tonight’s game (and there was a ton of it) because this is primarily a Bumgarner snotrocket blog but also because as I’m writing this it’s 2:00 AM and I need sleep. But don’t get me wrong because I’m not complaining:


America isn’t complaining either:


So this was a great night for the Giants and America but don’t let us forget it was a great night for the Bumgarner snotrocket fans too. Here are Madison Bumgarner’s snotrocket totals and other vital statistics for Monday, October 10, 2016 at home vs. the Chicago Cubs:

  • ND, 5.0 IP, 7 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 1 BB, 4 K, 1 HR, 4 SNR (snotrockets): 0 vs. lefties, 2 vs. righties, 2 other.
  • Madison Bumgarner’s most prolific inning was the 2nd in which he blew 3 snotrockets.
  • Bumgarner now with 12 snotrockets in the 2016 postseason.

Even though there weren’t a lot of snotrockets in tonight’s game @SanDiegoGiants did manage to capture one:


But before you sing his praises just LOOK AT THIS BLASPHEMY that he tweeted out 8 minutes later:


However I suppose such profane tweeting can be forgiven because the Giants’ deranged style of baseballing in 2016 has been enough to drive the sanest fan psychotic. And Bumgarner’s premier snotrocket screencapper did rally a short time later to capture the ever popular Bumgarner loogie(albeit a dry one):


Madison Bumgarner’s next start should be…? Again it’s up in the air. Everything depends on the outcome of game 4 being played a little more than 12 hours from now. If the Giants win then there will be a game 5 two days later and potentially Bumgarner could pitch a few innings of relief in that. So let’s just cross our fingers, toes, eyes and anything else you can manage to cross and wish and hope and pray for one more victory for the San Francisco Giants because it not only means they stay alive in the postseason but it also means more Bumgarner snotrockets. And that is always a great thing.

When Madison Bumgarner pitches next I’ll see you here and on Twitter for all the exciting snotrocket action.

2016 NL Wild Card Snotrockets

That man did it again:


That man shines in the postseason:


That man is in some pretty good company:


But that man also stands alone:


That man:


The San Francisco Giants faced the New York Mets tonight in the National League Wild Card game. As you can tell from all the tweets above Madison Bumgarner was his usual brilliant self in the post season and the Giants won 3-0 to advance to the NL Division Series, the 4th time in 7 years they’ve done so. Sometimes I forget to give my daily thanks for Bumgarner existing on this planet and pitching for the Giants and for this I should be made to suffer. Madison Bumgarner as a Giant deserves constant praise, worship, zero criticism and whenever he walks by people should be required by law to bow down or do this:


Here are Madison Bumgarner’s snotrocket totals and other vital statistics for Wednesday, October 6, 2016 on the road vs. the New York Mets:

  • W, 9.0 IP, 4 H, 2 BB, 0 R, 0 ER, 6 K, 8 SNR (snotrockets): 0 vs. lefties, 6 vs.righties, 2 other. 1 thumb SNR.
  • Madison Bumgarner’s most prolific innings were the 5th, 8th and 9th in which he blew 2 snotrockets per inning.
  • Bumgarner now with 8 SNR in the 2016 postseason.

MLB doesn’t give out an MVP award for the Wild Card game but if they did of course Mr. Bumgarner would be a shoo-in (sorry Conor Gillaspie) for the honor tonight. Twitter doesn’t give out an MVP award for best Bumgarner snotrocket screencapper but if they did @SanDiegoGiants would run away with the thing (runner-up @iamjerklord). Scoreless snotrocket in the bottom of the 4th inning:


Still scoreless but a runner on 2nd and 1 out snotrocket:


Bumgarner demonstrates his appreciation for his teammate’s 3 run homer:


Bonus Bumgarner screencaps – wild wedgie edition:


Wild loogie edition:


Wild cup twitch edition:


Exciting cup twitching closeups because you know you want them. Part one:


Part two:


Before Gillaspie hit a 3 run homer in the top of the 9th it had been a scoreless duel between Madison Bumgarner and the Mets’ Noah Syndergaard, leaving some to wonder how long the game might go on. No worries about Bumgarner though:


You know when there’s a Madison Bumgarner postseason victory a Buster Hug is sure to follow:


Too adorable for words:


Post game victory celebration:


All smiles in the clubhouse after the Giants win:


So humble:


After Bumgarner’s masterful win tonight there was speculation on Twitter about the Giants possible rotation for the upcoming NLDS:


Sorrynotsorry Mets:


Sorrynotsorry Mets and Pirates:


Madison Bumgarner’s next start should be Monday, October 10, 2016 at home vs. the Chicago Cubs. See you here or on Twitter for all the exciting postseaon snotrocket action.

2016 Regular Season Snotrocket Totals


Here are Madison Bumgarner’s 2016 regular season SNR (snotrocket) totals:

  • Total: 233 SNR  (34 starts)
  • Day: 82 (11 starts)
  • Night: 151 (23 starts)
  • Home: 124 (17 starts)
  • Road: 109 (17 starts)
  • vs. lefties: 25
  • vs. righties: 113
  • Other: 95
  • Pre-game: 10
  • Glove: 6
  • At-bat: 15
  • Dugout: 5
  • Double: 18
  • Double-blow: 2
  • On base: 1
  • Closed roof: 11
  • Win: 132 (15 wins)
  • Loss: 51 (9 losses)
  • No Decision: 50 (10 ND)


2016 regular season SNR (snotrocket) totals by team:

vs. Dodgers: 37 SNR (5 starts)

  • vs. L: 4
  • vs. R: 13
  • Other: 20
  • Pre-game: 2
  • Dugout: 5
  • At-bat: 2
  • Glove: 2
  • Double: 2
  • Double-blow: 1

vs. DBacks: 15 SNR (3 starts)

  • vs. L: 1
  • vs. R: 8
  • Other: 6
  • Double: 1

vs. Padres: 32 SNR (5 starts)

  • vs. L: 3
  • vs. R: 17
  • Other: 12
  • Pre-game: 2
  • At-bat: 3
  • Double: 1

vs. Rockies: 14 SNR (3 starts)

  • vs. L: 2
  • vs. R: 6
  • Other: 6
  • Double: 3
  • At-bat: 1
  • On-base: 1

vs. Cubs: 24 SNR (2 starts)

  • vs. L: 2
  • vs. R: 16
  • Other: 6
  • Pre-game: 1
  • Glove: 1
  • At-bat: 1
  • Double: 2

vs. Brewers: 21 SNR (2 starts)

  • vs. L: 2
  • vs. R: 10
  • Other: 9
  • Pre-game: 1
  • Glove: 2
  • At-bat: 2
  • Double: 1

vs. Reds: 5 SNR (1 start)

  • vs. L: 1
  • vs. R: 3
  • Other: 1

vs. Pirates: 5 SNR (1 start)

  • vs. L: 0
  • vs. R: 3
  • Other: 2

vs. Mets: 14 SNR (2 starts)

  • vs. L: 3
  • vs. R: 6
  • Other: 5
  • At-bat: 3
  • Double: 3

vs. Braves: 12 SNR (2 starts)

  • vs. L: 3
  • vs. R: 9
  • Other: 0

vs. Phillies: 14 SNR (2 starts)

  • vs. L: 0
  • vs. R: 11
  • Other: 3

vs. Nationals: 8 SNR (1 start)

  • vs. L: 0
  • vs. R: 4
  • Other: 4
  • Glove: 1
  • Double: 1

vs. Blue Jays: 7 SNR (1 start)

  • vs. L: 0
  • vs. R: 2
  • Other: 5
  • Pre-game: 1
  • Double: 2
  • Double-blow: 2

vs. Orioles: 8 SNR (1 start)

  • vs. L: 1
  • vs. R: 1
  • Other: 6
  • Pre-game: 1
  • At-bat: 2

vs. Red Sox: 6 SNR (1 start)

  • vs. L: 1
  • vs. R: 1
  • Other: 4
  • Pre-game: 1
  • Double: 1

vs. Yankees: 2 SNR (1 start)

  • vs. L: 0
  • vs. R: 0
  • Other: 2

vs. Athletics: 9 SNR (1 start)

  • vs. L: 2
  • vs. R: 3
  • Other: 4

vs. NL West: 98 (16 starts)

vs. NL Central: 55 (6 starts)

vs. NL East: 48 (7 starts)

vs. AL: 32 (5 starts)


Madison Bumgarner’s next game is tonight. Wednesday, October 5, 2016 on the road vs. the New York Mets in the National League Wild Card Game. Am I worried?




See you here or on Twitter for all the exciting Wild Card snotrocket action.

Glorious Snotrockets


The San Francisco Giants did many fine things tonight. They scored 9 runs and pummeled the Dodgers (ew). They stayed 1 game ahead of the St. Louis Cardinals in the race for the second Wild Card spot. Buster Posey and Angel Pagan took down two idiots who ran onto the field. And God er I mean Madison Bumgarner blew snotrockets, hit a two run double and won the game. Oh and this also happened:



Very cool and congratulations Mr. Bumgarner!

Obvious tweet is obvious:



Here are Madison Bumgarner’s snotrocket totals and other vital statistics for Friday, Sept. 30, 2016 at home vs. the Los Angeles Dodgers (ew):

  • W, 7.1 IP, 8 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 1 BB, 5 K, 0 HR, 9 SNR (snotrockets): 0 vs. lefties, 2 vs. righties, 7 other. 1 pre-game SNR. 1 at-bat SNR. 1 glove SNR.
  • Madison Bumgarner’s most prolific inning was the 7th in which he blew 3 snotrockets.
  • Bumgarner finishes the 2016 regular season with 233 snotrockets.


Bumgarner’s regular snotrocket screencapper  @SanDiegoGiants was on assignment Friday night so his partner in crime @iamjerklord filled in for him and did such an admirable job that:




First snotrocket of the game:



Sly and tied snotrocket in the top of the 2nd inning:



Very rare and sure to be a collector’s item – the only known split screen snotrocket screencap in existence, with Bumgarner blowing a snotrocket while sharing the screen with the Dodger’s Yasiel Puig (ew):



Classic front-facing nose bender of a snotrocket:



Slick snotrocket in the bottom of the 4th inning:



Another at-bat snotrocket, this time in the bottom of the 6th inning:



Top of the 7th and leading by 6 runs snotrocket:



Grab some pine Puig, you just got snotrocketed:



Snotblock in the bottom of the 7th:



Bonus Bumgarner screencaps – I always want Bumgarner loogie edition:



Exciting hand blow edition:



Bat kiss edition:



Crotch action edition:




Nose wipe edition:



Loogie in two parts edition:



Loogie closeups because you know you want them. First the bubble:



And then the spray:



Bumgarner hits a double, drives in 2 runs and is STOKED edition:



When Bumgarner comes out of the game and you absolutely need to show your appreciation edition:



Take heed of my tweet edition:



Madison Bumgarner’s next start should be…? At this time it’s still not 100% certain that the Giants will be appearing in the postseason. We’ll find out in the next couple of days. In the meantime stay strong, support our Giants and most of all give thanks that Madison Bumgarner exists.