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.

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