Broken Pinky 1, Snotrockets 0


Yesterday was shaping up to be a pretty good day. The skies were clear, the air was crisp, spring training was almost over and Opening Day was getting close. In fact we were just six days away from seeing one of these beauties:


So I was feeling good, the snotrocket anticipation was building and all seemed right with the world.



*whimpering sounds*:


I took the news well:


Quite well indeed:




The worst has come true. For the second year in a row Madison Bumgarner will miss a significant portion of a season because of an injury. Why? Why do these things keep happening to Bumgarner, the Giants and the fans? What did we do to deserve this misery? I had a theory:


It seems like the only fair thing to do:




The real tragedy:


So that’s that. Madison Bumgarner will be out for the first two months of the season, most likely. Hopefully he’ll come back before the All Star Game but only time will tell. Bear with me as I slowly recover from this most tragic of tragedies. I don’t know when I’ll get back to tallying some more vintage Bumgarner snotrockets because it’s still so raw and I’m still in mourning:


But rest assured that at some point the healing will begin and I will tally snotrockets once again. This I vow. So follow me on Twitter and/or check back here soon for all the exciting Bumgarner snotrocket action.

Get well soon, Mr. Bumgarner. We miss you already.

September Snotrockets


Another fine Madison Bumgarner outing, another Madison Bumgarner loss. 7 IP and only 1 run given up yet Mr. Bumgarner was tagged with a loss in this game from 2010 because his teammates couldn’t score any runs for him. The passage of eight years doesn’t lessen the pain of an undeserved L. For shame Giants, for shame.

Here are Madison Bumgarner’s snotrocket totals and other vital statistics for Saturday, September 11, 2010 on the road vs. the San Diego Padres:


  • L, 7 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 4 K, 1 HR, 10 SNR (snotrockets): 1 vs. lefties, 3 vs. righties, 6 other.
  • Madison Bumgarner’s most prolific inning was the 4th in which he blew 3 snotrockets.
  • Madison Bumgarner through 15 starts in 2010 had 156 snotrockets.


All these vintage snotrockets from years ago are difficult to get great screencaps of as the video quality from these old games isn’t good. But our motto here at Bumgarner Snotrockets is ‘A Fuzzy Bumgarner Snotrocket Is Better Than No Bumgarner Snotrocket’ so first up is a fuzz covered snotrocket from the end of the 4th inning:


Another very similar looking fuzzy snotrocket this time from the 5th inning:


That one was followed almost immediately by another super fuzzy, face-melting snotrocket:


And finally one last snotrocket from the 6th inning:


Madison Bumgarner’s next start after this one was at home against the Brewers. I will probably be live tweeting as I watch that game so follow me on Twitter or as always check back here at this blog next week for all the exciting vintage Bumgarner snotrocket action.

Interior Snotrockets


Madison Bumgarner’s 14th start of 2010 took place on the road against the Diamondbacks and as is often the case for games in the hot Arizona desert the roof to Chase Field was closed meaning we had indoor snotrockets. “But is it considered good etiquette to blow snotrockets indoors?” you may ask. I’m pretty sure Miss Manners never covered this question before so let me be the one to say yes of course, it’s good manners to let the snotrockets fly inside but only if your name is Madison Bumgarner.

Here are Madison Bumgarner’s snotrocket totals and other vital statistics for Monday, September 6, 2010 on the road vs. the Arizona Diamondbacks:


  • ND, 7.1 IP, 5 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 7 K, 12 SNR (snotrockets): 6 vs. lefties, 2 vs righties, 4 other. 1 at-bat SNR.
  • Madison Bumgarner’s most prolific inning was the 1st in which he blew 3 snotrockets.
  • Bumgarner through 14 starts in 2010 had 146 snotrockets.


Maybe it was because the roof was closed or maybe the snotrocket gods smiled upon me while watching this game today but I managed to get several pretty good snotrocket screencaps from Bumgarner’s outing. First Bumgarner snotrocket of the game was from the bottom of the 1st inning:


Another 1st inning snotrocket blown approximately 9 minutes after the first one:


Obstructed view snotrocket from the 2nd inning:


Bumgarner’s last snotrocket of the game came in the 7th inning:


Last snotrocket was followed by an after snarl:


Bonus screencap: Since the game was in Arizona I was looking forward to hearing Joe Garagiola again as he was so much fun to listen to the last time the Giants played the Diamondbacks. Unfortunately Mr. Garagiola had the night off so Mark Grace was the DBacks color guy in this game and he was about as colorful as a cotton ball. This was the only remotely interesting thing he did that day. He was attempting to bribe the Diamondbacks CEO or something, I don’t know:


Madison Bumgarner’s next start after this one was another road game, this time against the San Diego Padres. I should be live-tweeting that game so follow me on Twitter or meet me back here next week for all the exciting Bumgarner vintage snotrocket action.