Redheaded Snotrockets

 

Madison Bumgarner’s third big league appearance came once again in relief, this time against the Arizona Diamondbacks. One thing about watching these old MLB games – you have to watch the broadcast of the home team airing the game; you don’t get to choose between opposing broadcasting teams. If the Giants are at home then there’s no problem. San Francisco has a very very good broadcasting team, both radio and television. But other teams are hit and miss, mostly miss. In 2009 the DBacks TV color guy was Mark Grace and I found him irritating to listen to. I don’t remember him contributing any relevant baseball info at all or anything even remotely interesting in this game. Plus he was very much a homer which I don’t like.

Also annoying and weird was that the DBacks TV broadcasters referred incessantly to a section in the outfield where some redhead DBacks fans were sitting, wearing t-shirts and holding signs proudly proclaiming their redheadedness. I guess it has something to do with red being part of the Diamondbacks team colors. Okay then.

But we’re not here to discuss Mark Grace or redheads. We’re here for Bumgarner and his glorious snotrockets. Here are Madison Bumgarner’s snotrocket totals and other vital statistics for Tuesday, September 22, 2009 on the road vs. the Arizona Diamondbacks:

 

  • ND, 1.2 IP, 2 H, 0 BB, 0 R, 0 ER, 3 K, 2 SNR (snotrockets): 0 vs. lefties, 0 vs. righties, 2 other.
  • Madison Bumgarner now with 10 snotrockets in the 2009 season.

 

Like I noted in a previous blog post the videos of these games from 2009 are not of the highest quality but I’m not complaining. Not at all, because I’m still so grateful that I have the opportunity to view them at all, 8 years after they happened. I just wanted to explain why my snotrocket screencaps aren’t of the highest quality like you’re used to from Bumgarner’s unofficial official snotrocket screencapper @SanDiegoGiants.

Fuzzy Madison Bumgarner snotrocket screencaps are better than no Bumgarner snotrocket screencaps. Snotrocket from the bottom of the 3rd inning:

 

A really hard to see snotrocket from the bottom of the 4th inning:

 

Besides the Bumgarner pitching and snotrocketing this game had little else going for it as the Giants lost 8-10. I did get an exciting screencap of Giants manager Bruce Bochy’s tight pants:

 

Also baseball legend Joe Garagiola was in attendance at the game:

 

Madison Bumgarner’s next and final 2009 appearance was on Saturday, October 3, 2009 on the road vs. the San Diego Padres. When I watch it and tally the snotrockets make sure to tune in here and on Twitter for all the exciting vintage snotrocket action.

 

2017 Opening Day Snotrockets

 

The day we have all been dreaming about is finally here. The Walking Dead season finale is tonight. It’s All Out War with Alexandria, Hilltop and The Kingdom vs. Negan and The Sanctuary. It’s going to be awesome. There was something else going on today but I forget what that was.

Oh right.

 

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again. Baseball and Madison Bumgarner’s snotrockets always seem to arrive in the nick of time. Whenever I’m feeling sad about another season of The Walking Dead drawing to a close along comes the San Francisco Giants and Bumgarner to the rescue. And even though today’s game didn’t turn out as a Giants fan would like it was still great to see Madison Bumgarner back on the mound doing his thing. And by his thing I mean blowing snotrockets of course.

Here are Madison Bumgarner’s snotrocket totals and other vital statistics for Sunday, April 2, 2017 on the road vs. the Arizona Diamondbacks:

 

  • ND, 7.0 IP, 6 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 0 BB, 11 K, 1 HR, 9 SNR (snotrockets): 3 vs. lefties, 4 vs. righties, 2 other. 1 double SNR.
  • Madison Bumgarner’s most prolific inning was the 7th in which he blew 3 snotrockets.

 

Re the no-decision listed above: Bumgarner was pitching just beautifully today and had a no hitter going into the 6th inning but ran into a bit of trouble in that same inning. However Bumgarner left the game after the 7th with the lead. The Giants ended up losing 6-5 though when their bullpen had their second blown save of the game. I don’t need to go into detail on those two blown saves because I don’t want the headaches and heartburn to come back. No, let’s just discuss the fact that this happened today:

 

This is pretty impressive too:

 

 

Bumgarner’s first home run:

 

 

Why hit one when you can hit two – Bumgarner’s second home run:

 

As if two Madison Bumgarner home runs wasn’t enough there were also snotrockets. Everyone’s favorite snotrocket screencapper @SanDiegoGiants got the season off to a great start with 2017’s first snotrocket screencap:

 

 

Bottom of the 4th inning snotrocket:

 

 

Bottom of the 5th snotrocket:

 

 

Bad, bad Madison Bumgarner:

 

 

So yes, the Giants lost but on the bright side we got to experience much Madison Bumgarner magnificence with all the home runs and all the snotrockets. And that’s a pretty good thing indeed.

Madison Bumgarner’s next start should be Saturday, April 8, 2017 on the road vs. the San Diego Padres. See you here or on Twitter for all the exciting Bumgarner snotrocket action.

Wherefore Art Thou Snotrockets

 

Oh look it’s another “Giants lost, few snotrockets” post. Yay. I can never get enough of those.

It’s only the second week of the season and already I’m cranky and cynical. This is not good. That “3 World Series titles in five years” high didn’t last long. Or at least it lasted until the Giants slid right into a 7 game losing streak. Add to that the fact that Madison Bumgarner is apparently blowing fewer snotrockets this year (more on that later) and it totals up to one cranky Giants fan and snotrocket aficionado.

But on to more important matters. Here are Madison Bumgarner’s snotrocket totals and other vital statistics for Thursday, April 16, 2015 at home vs. the Arizona Diamondbacks:

 

  • ND, 7.0 IP, 6 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 1 BB, 4 K, 2 HR, 1 HBP, 4 SNR (snotrockets): 0 vs. lefties, 2 vs. righties, 2 other. 1 double SNR.
  • Madison Bumgarner now with 11 snotrockets so far in the 2015 season.

 

Even though there weren’t many snotrockets in last night’s game @SanDiegoGiants still managed to come up with some great snotrocket screencaps. From Bumgarner’s double snotrocket in the fifth inning here’s the left side:

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And here’s the right side:

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And the last snotrocket of the game:

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There’s a mystery afoot, or anose, or whatever. Madison Bumgarner appears to be blowing fewer snotrockets this season, when compared to previous seasons. Giants fans took notice on Twitter:

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Wherefore art thou snotrockets, Bumgarner? Bring back, oh bring back, bring back my snotrockets to meeeee…yeah okay I’ll stop now.

Madison Bumgarner’s next start should be Wednesday, April 22, 2015 at home vs. the Los Angeles Dodgers (eeuww). See you here or on Twitter for all the exciting snotrocket action.

2015 Opening Day Snotrockets

 

Nothing signifies Opening Day better for the San Francisco Giants than a well-placed snotrocket.

Here are Madison Bumgarner’s snotrocket totals and other vital statistics for Monday, April 6, 2015 on the road vs. the Arizona Diamondbacks:

  • W, 7.0 IP, 6 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 3 K, 2 HBP, 5 SNR (snotrockets): 1 vs. lefties, 2 vs. righties, 2 other.
  • Madison Bumgarner’s most prolific inning was the 1st in which he blew 2 snotrockets.
  • Bumgarner now with 5 snotrockets so far in 2015.

So as we give thanks for Madison Bumgarner’s glorious snotrockets we must also give thanks to @SanDiegoGiants  for the glorious snotrocket screencaps that he posts on Twitter. Here’s the first Bumgarner snotrocket of the 2015 season:

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Another snotrocket from the 1st inning:

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Bumgarner’s first at-bat snotrocket of the 2015 season:

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Last snotrocket of the game:

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Also during the game @SanDiegoGiants took note of the new Pace of Game rules that MLB has established and gave them a Bumgarner twist:

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Madison Bumgarner’s next start should be this Saturday, April 11, 2015 on the road vs. the San Diego Padres. See you here or on Twitter for all the exciting snotrocket action.

Grand Slam Snotrockets? Encore!

 

Remember back in April of this year when Madison Bumgarner blew some snotrockets, hit a grand slam and won a game? Yeah it happened again. Whoo hoo!

Here are Madison Bumgarner’s snotrocket totals and other vital statistics for Sunday, July 13, 2014 at home vs. the Arizona Diamondbacks:

 

  • W, 6.1 IP, 10 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 0 BB, 5 K, 1 HR, 15 SNR (snotrockets): 0 vs. lefties, 7 vs. righties, 8 other. 3 double SNR. 1 at-bat SNR. 1 on-base SNR. 1 dugout SNR.
  • Bumgarner’s most prolific innings were the 1st, 6th & 7th in which he blew 3 snotrockets per inning.
  • Madison Bumgarner now with 38 snotrockets vs. the Diamondbacks and 246 snotrockets overall in 2014.

 

Your favorite snotrocket screencapper @SanDiegoGiants captured several good snotrockets in today’s game. Here’s one from the 3rd inning:

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One of 3 double snotrockets that Bumgarner blew in today’s game:

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Fuzzy snotrocket closeups. First the right nostril:

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And the left:

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Another double snotrocket, later that same inning:

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More double snotrockets means more closeups. First the left nostril:

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And then the right nostril:

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The chance to see some Madison Bumgarner All Star Game snotrockets on Tuesday was squelched with Bumgarner pitching today; Giants pitcher Tim Hudson takes Bumgarner’s spot on the National League roster. So unless Troy Tulowitzki wises up and picks Bumgarner to hit in the Home Run Derby then it’s wait til next year for some Bumgarner snotrockets in the Midsummer Classic. Sigh.

Madison Bumgarner’s next start should be this Friday, July 18, 2014 on the road vs. the Miami Marlins. See you here or on Twitter for all the exciting snotrocket action.

 

Sweet Snotrockets

 

I wasn’t available to live tweet the snotrockets today. Thus:

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Here are Madison Bumgarner’s snotrocket totals and other vital statistics for Sunday, June 22, 2014 on the road vs. the Arizona Diamondbacks:

 

  • W, 8.0 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 0 ER, 2 BB, 7 K, 16 SNR (snotrockets): 2 vs. lefties, 7 vs. righties, 7 other. 1 at-bat SNR. 2 double SNR.
  • Bumgarner’s most prolific inning was the 5th in which he blew 4 snotrockets.
  • Madison Bumgarner now with 23 snotrockets vs. the DBacks in 2014 and 213 snotrockets overall this season.
  • In the 1st inning of today’s game Madison Bumgarner blew his 200th snotrocket (1:20 PM vs. Prado) of the 2014 season.

 

On Twitter @SanDiegoGiants came through like a champ and captured Bumgarner’s double snotrocket in the 6th inning:

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What’s that you say? Where are the snotrocket close-ups? Why they’re right here of course. First the left nostril:

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And then the right:

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Madison Bumgarner’s next start should be Friday, June 27, 2014 at home vs. the Cincinnati Reds. See you here or on Twitter for all the exciting snotrocket action.