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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