MadBum the Magnificent!

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Last night was incredible!

Madison Bumgarner Rises to the Moment, and Jaws Drop

Now he belongs to history, alongside Christy Mathewson and Sandy Koufax, Bob Gibson and Randy Johnson. The pantheon of World Series pitching greats must welcome a new member. Madison Bumgarner burst into the club with a performance for the ages in Game 7 of the World Series on Wednesday.

Bumgarner, a bearded left-hander from Hickory, N.C., squeezed the life from the plucky Kansas City Royals with fastballs, cutters and curveballs slung sideways from an arm that had only two days’ rest. Bumgarner, 25, shut out the Royals on two hits for the final five innings, saving a 3-2 victory for the San Francisco Giants and clinching the team’s third championship in five seasons.

“You know what?” said Bumgarner, who pitched 270 innings this season, including a postseason-record 522/3. “I can’t lie to you anymore. I’m a little tired now.”


Bumgarner’s final World Series line sparkles: 2-0 with a save and a 0.43 earned run average, with nine hits, one run, one walk and 17 strikeouts in 21 innings. Add in 15 scoreless innings in earlier victories, against Texas in 2010 and Detroit in 2012, and you get a 0.25 E.R.A. that ranks as the best in World Series history, minimum 25 innings.

How important was Madison Bumgarner to the Giants victory? In the three games he pitched the Giants were 3-0. In the four games he didn’t pitch the Giants were 1-3.

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Sadly, from the ratings it appears that many so-called baseball fans missed out on a World Series for the ages. Both teams played like champions, but in the end there can be only one.

It was so close that before the last out I was covering my eyes with the orange towel I had been waving during the game, afraid to watch. But I watched anyway, and it was glorious!

Exit quote from Tim Hudson, the the oldest starting pitcher in a game 7 in World Series history:

“Once I saw him warming up when we had the lead, I knew it was over,” Hudson said. “I knew the big fella was going to get the job done.”

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113 Responses to MadBum the Magnificent!

  1. The Klown says:

    MadBum now has all winter to rest up his arm before his next start.

  2. The Klown says:

    I gotta admit, after the ass-whoopin that the Royals put on the Giants on Tuesday night I was feeling very pessimistic about game 7. That changed when MadBum took over and slammed the door on KC

  3. The Klown says:

    The whole series was filled with great plays like this from both teams:

  4. The Klown says:

    • Constance says:

      Big inefficient, wasteful government and hordes of illegal workers who lower wages have nearly wiped out the middle class.

  5. The Klown says:

    The guy they put in charge of investigating the Secret Service hooker scandal was one of the guys who was banging hookers.

  6. Rabble Rouser Reverend Amy says:

    Bumgarner is a BEAST!! WOW, what a performance that was. Heck, for the entire series, he was just amazing. I was sorry that Hudson didn’t have a better game, but yeah, he was right abt seeing Bumgarner warming up. Even the Royals’ manager knew that was it.

    How can Bumgarner NOT win the Cy Young this year?

    Congratulations on your team taking it all, Klown. It was a great series!

  7. DeniseVB says:

    As Yankees and Sox fans here, we were on the edge of our seats last night. What a thriller, right to the last out ! Congrats to all the SF fans.

    Bumgarner kept reminding me of that great pitcher from the 70’s, Catfish Hunter, another NC boy. Must be something in the water 😉

  8. DeniseVB says:

    The Obamas are campaigning and fundraising in Maine and Rhode Island today and tonight, much speculation if he’ll be meeting up with Nurse Wretched for a photo-hug. Hickox has pretty much told Maine to go eff themselves, Obama’s kinda gal, eh? 😉

  9. HELENK3 says:

    that was a series that 10 or 20 years from now people will be saying “where you there?, I was lucky enough to be .” That is baseball at it’s finest. Both teams played their hearts out. There were really no losers both teams put their all into playing the game.

    • HELENK3 says:

      this is what kids should be taught about sports, not just show up and get a trophy

    • driguana says:

      Yes, that was a fun final World Series game! And series! A classic for the ages. Congrats to the Giants!! That’s the way good sporting events oughta be…down to the wire…the best. I was at the 1960 World Series game (I was all of 14) in Pittsburgh with my dad when Bill Mazeroski hit a home run in the bottom of the 9th inning to win against the Yankees…that was quite a game, too. One of those “Were you there?” games. This one reminded me of that one.

  10. DeniseVB says:

    Sarah Palin, Click Bait of the Left. Nasty little article on MSNBC’s FB page with thousands of likes. Though I guess it could be righties agreeing she “should run for office” again ?

    • The Klown says:

      Move over Typhoid Mary, here comes Ebola Kaci.

      Seriously, I’m at the point of hoping she comes down with that shit just for bad karma.

      • lyn says:

        LOL. I was thinking the same thing–anything to shut the WATB up.

      • HELENK3 says:

        me too. or if someone slaps her simple she can not get treatment

      • HELENK3 says:

        the doctors and nurses who make the choice to treat ebola in third world countries are to be admired and respected. What is the big deal about being quarantined when they come back home? It is common sense. I am surprised that some of them do not understand that concept. they of all people know the damage one person can do and how fast the sickness can spread. From what I understand the doctors without borders have rules in place for self quarantine when they come home. why are they not being followed?
        As a kid due to scarlet fever, I was quarantined for 30 days. My mother could not go out of the house and family members brought groceries and left them on the front porch. now if a kid can go through quarantine and survive when can’t an adult?

      • leslie says:

        Instead of “Special Snowflake” I prefer to call her a spoiled brat. That is how she is behaving.
        I too hoped that she would come down with “that shit just for bad karma”. You said it so well…;)

      • HELENK3 says:
        read the comments.

        question one of the comments talked about having her license revoked for not obeying state health laws. can that happen?

        • swanspirit says:

          I hope so, i deeply and sincrely hope so ! I think they should just prosecute her a well . That would put her license in jeopardy . Not only that , the Maine Nursing Board should just suspend her licence for not adhering to the law . They could do that in a minute !

      • mcnorman says:

        I was thinking the same thing here.

    • Constance says:

      What a bitch that woman is. Here are the facts I see. Several countries that border the “Hot zone” had a few early cases of Ebola but are now Ebola free. They accomplished that through travel restrictions on people coming from the Hot zone and by quarantine and isolation. Our country doesn’t have travel restrictions, can’t follow quarantine and we aren’t isolating people soon enough and even though we are half a world away from the Hot zone we have Ebola cases.

  11. The Klown says:

    I didn’t bother to read the article cuz I was too busy laughing at the title.

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  14. HELENK3 says:

    what part does backtrack not understand.
    this is a good article on backtrack and his misjudgement of Israel

  15. piper says:

    Bravo on the win. Been a baseball fan since my first Detroit Tigers game.

  16. HELENK3 says:

    they just found a shipwreck in the Med from Roman Empire times. hope they make a documentary on this find

  17. votermom says:

    I saw the first Children of the Corn (1984) movie yesterday (thanks, AMC!)
    Get this, none of the crazy kids were blonde!
    Malachi was a ginger in need of orthodental insurance coverage.
    Also, Linda Hamilton was a real cutie before she turned into a tough momma.

  18. HELENK3 says:

    now isn’t this just wonderful.
    if they would only come out and tell the truth the first time so people could make decisions on facts there would be a lot less confusion

    • HELENK3 says:

      I really hope whiny nurse does lose her license and is forced to abide by the quarantine. if she gets away with this, no one is safe because the quarantine law would not be effective. what happens when the next one decides not to abide by the quarantine and spreads ebola here

    • Constance says:

      Everybody figured as much. The Feds and the media want to focus on barf and diarrhea as being what is infectious and all you need to worry about. But sneezes, and any body fluids that get on a person during sex are obviously a problem too. That means it is sexually transmitted and when that is the case people will lie about their activities and contacts so it will be hard to trace exposed people. Then add to that the fact that the virus can live on exposed surfaces for hours and there is potential for disaster. Does anyone really believe the NBC Ebola guy got the disease washing a car? I would guess it was a sexual contact but if it was the car (or a public toilet seat) that is even worse news for controlling the disease.

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  20. DeniseVB says:

    This is good news…..on a personal note, I lost a sister at this same age to brain cancer, she fought for every breath of her life.

  21. The Klown says:

    • DeniseVB says:

      Funny or Die didn’t waste any time getting a parody together. Vid at link……

        • DeniseVB says:

          LOL ! My favorite thing to do is walk around NYC, it’s like visiting the whole world in a day. Keep in mind, I’m a “grandma” so the “catcalls” have now been severely limited to the homeless guys looking for a cig or lusting for my doggie bag from the nice restaurant. Or those City Bus tour guys on every corner, comedy club shows, FREE tickets to a “The View” show, every bad band in the world forcing dvds of their ‘music’ on you, flyers shoved in my face for everything from Gimme Money to Save THE World to Discount Warehouse Bargains Over At (some back alley) (aka, blackmarket Prada purses for $10 and they’re quite niiiice).

          It’s part of the NYC experience ! It took me years not to feel harrassed ! The Horror/sarc.

          • HELENK3 says:

            one night I was on my way to work in Hoboken, I would take the train to Penn Station NY and then walk to 33rd st to get the Path to Hoboken. I was waiting for the light to change and this teenage boy was standing on the corner. I was thinking to myself this kid is the same age as my son, and to be homeless and out on the street is a real shame. The next thing i know he asked my if I wanted to go to a hotel room. I was do dumbfounded all i could think of to say was I can’t I have to go to work. My husband always thought I should have come up with a better answer

          • DeniseVB says:

            I can top that Helen…..Met up with a DU/Kos crew to, uh, protest the war, or Bush2, or something, but I went for the street party, what fun! Later that night, we met up at Nancy’s Whiskey Bar in Lower Manhattan? They all seemed like normal people at the time, kind, but now that I think of it. miserable. I do think my transition to the right started that night, I didn’t want to feel miserable anymore. 😀

    • votermom says:

      I think catcalls etc are really a territorial thing.

    • Constance says:

      I don’t see what the big deal is about shutting down grade schools or keeping grade school kids home. About 10 years ago Seattle had a huge outbreak of the flu and for some reason people weren’t vaccinated. Once the infection rate hit a certain percentage the Catholic high schools shut down for a week and switched to all on-line classes. It worked out fine. The kids got their assignments on line, were told to enter at least two comments to discussion threads and everyone went back to school a week later. If they could pull that off ten years ago they should be more able to deal with a kid who is in precautionary quarantine now via computer.

      • Constance says:

        And for kids who don’t have computers at home… When I drop by the neighborhood branch library a few times a week they have a huge bank of computers connected to the internet and some of them are always available.

  22. HELENK3 says:

    hope this works. trying to post a cartoon

  23. HELENK3 says:

    maybe I am mean but I think this is funny.
    scared the hell out of isis. they dropped apple phones

  24. HELENK3 says:

    for all those who are facing winter wonderland, you can start practicing this song

  25. DeniseVB says:

    Oh man, hijacking on Twitter is so fun. This one of mine is doing pretty good ….

  26. HELENK3 says:

    maine governor tells whiny nurse you want to play, ok I will show you how it is done.
    will bring full powers down

    • Constance says:

      I hope the Gov does hammer her with every possible legal consequence and harassment. I can’t quite hope for her to get Ebola but she should have the state on her ass. The Feds are just a bunch of taxing bumbling idiots, they aren’t going to help us.

    • sleepyhead says:

      As an absolute minimum she should lose her license.

  27. gram cracker says:

    President Obola and the CDC do not want you to know that the largest study of the current outbreak found that in nearly 13% of “confirmed and probable” cases of Ebola in Liberia, Sierra Leone, Guinea and elsewhere, those infected did not have fevers!

    So it is possible to have Ebola even if you don’t present with a fever. Doesn’t that alone justify a policy of quarantine for those such as Nurse Ratchet who have had contact with someone known to have the Ebola virus or has been in one of the “hot zones” and been exposed to anyone exhibiting projectile vomiting, explosive diarrhea and/or pink, bloodshot eyes or touched anyone who is deceased?

    “For public health workers screening more than 1,000 air travelers who arrive each week in the United States from Ebola-stricken West Africa, one symptom above all others is supposed to signal danger: fever.

    So long as an individual’s temperature does not exceed 101.5 degrees and there are no visible symptoms of Ebola, health authorities say it should be assumed the person is not infectious.

    Yet the largest study of the current outbreak found that in nearly 13% of “confirmed and probable” cases in Liberia, Sierra Leone, Guinea and elsewhere, those infected did not have fevers.

    The study, sponsored by the World Health Organization and published online late last month by the New England Journal of Medicine, analyzed data on 3,343 confirmed and 667 probable cases of Ebola.”

  28. WMCB says:

    My nephew lives in the San Francisco Mission area. He’s happy about the Giants, but is highly pissed off this morning at how the idiot fans trashed everything. Morons.

    • DeniseVB says:

      LOL, not as happy as my son was being assigned to the “losing” team’s stadium special security team (he’s a fed snowflake 😉 ) in KC for the past two nights. It probably woulda/coulda gone both ways 😉 He’s happily on his way back to Denver now with his KC spices and seasonings for his new smoker. His job is done, nothing blew up in KC.

    • The Klown says:

      The worst offenders weren’t fans, they were just idiots looking for a good time.

      Lord knows SF has plenty of idiots.

  29. Kathy says:

    Read an article in the Atlantic the other day that contradicts talking heads garbage–21 Days by James Hamblin

  30. HELENK3 says:

    New York City actively monitoring nearly 120 who have recently returned from Ebola-stricken countries out of an abundance of caution, Mayor Bill de Blasio’s office says – @NBCNewYork

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