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Sunday, March 29, 2020

D-backs troll Giants over Madison Bumgarner signing, 2017 Opening Day

Madison Bumgarner left the Giants for the Arizona Diamondbacks in free agency this offseason, and in an ironic twist, MLB aired the 2017 Opening Day game between the two teams Thursday.

On April 2, 2017, the Giants sent Bumgarner to the mound in an effort to win their fourth straight Opening Day.

Bumgarner had an incredible day on the mound and at the plate. In addition to striking out 11 batters in seven innings, the Giants ace also belted two home runs.

But Mark Melancon, making his Giants’ debut, blew the save in the bottom of the ninth.

Mind you, given how things have gone for Bumgarner since then, caution might be paid with this approach….

 

QLE Posted: March 29, 2020 at 01:05 AM | 1 comment(s)
  Beats: diamondbacks, madison bumgarner, twitter

Monday, February 24, 2020

Madison Bumgarner has been competing in rodeos under a fake name

The Athletic’s Andrew Baggarly and Zach Buchanan report that Diamondbacks starter Madison Bumgarner has been competing in rodeos under a fake name as recently as December. The fake name is Mason Saunders. Bumgarner explains that “Mason” is shortened from “Madison,” while “Saunders” is his wife’s maiden name.

Bumgarner — err, Saunders — and one of his rodeo partners, Jaxson Tucker, won $26,560 in a team-roping rodeo competition in December. The Rancho Rio Arena posted a picture of the pair on Facebook, highlighting that they roped four steers in 31.36 seconds.

As Baggarly and Buchanan point out, Bumgarner also pointed out in a rodeo competition last March, just a couple days before pitching in a Cactus League game versus the Athletics, back when he was still with the Giants.

As always, apologies for the fact that the source article is behind a pay wall.

I can’t determine if this is an article that comes across as a joke or one that comes across as alarming plausible- in any event, we could all use the levity…...

QLE Posted: February 24, 2020 at 12:33 AM | 73 comment(s)
  Beats: madison bumgarner, rodeo

Monday, February 17, 2020

‘I’m all in on this stuff’: How the analytical Diamondbacks will put their spin on Madison Bumgarner – The Athletic

Bumgarner can’t pitch the same way forever and expect the same results. It’s a good thing he knows that.

“I’m eager to learn,” Bumgarner said. “That’s the only way you keep better. Once you stop trying to learn, that’s when you get stuck and everybody else seems to pass you by.”

Jim Furtado Posted: February 17, 2020 at 10:38 AM | 0 comment(s)
  Beats: diamondbacks, madison bumgarner

Thursday, February 13, 2020

Meeting MadBum: D-backs relish big left-hander’s presence

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Arizona manager Torey Lovullo had plenty of praise for newly acquired left-hander Madison Bumgarner, calling the four-time All-Star exactly what his team needs at the top of the rotation.

Then came the follow-up question: Does that mean Bumgarner would start on opening day?

“I kind of walked myself into that one,” Lovullo acknowledged with a grin.

Lovullo wasn’t ready to name an opening day starter six weeks before the first game, but said he’d be “an idiot” not to consider Bumgarner for the task.

It’s strange seeing articles like this concerning Bumgarner and a different NL West team.

 

QLE Posted: February 13, 2020 at 01:10 AM | 8 comment(s)
  Beats: diamondbacks, madison bumgarner

 

 

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