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McCovey Chronicles Nov 19, 2014

San Francisco Giants Link Dump, 11/19

The beauty parlor is filled with link dumps I got you a pony! Just kidding, it's links. Is Madison Bumgarner the World's #1 Starting Pitcher?According to a Bill James system, Bumgarner's fantastic postseason shot him up the Best Pitcher in Baseball charts, from number 10 all the way to number 2. Hey, second isn't bad, especially considering how otherworldly Clayton Kershaw is. The man's got Cy Youngs, he's won an MVP, his teams have gone to the playoffs . . . it's tough to think of anything Kershaw hasn't accomplished. No gaping holes in that resume. No, sir. Baseball Therapy: Against the...

SF Giants test out their Madison Bumgarner impersonations

It’s well established that Madison Bumgarner is a down-home, country sort of guy. And that distinctive personality makes for some very funny impressions. Fox Sports recently asked the San Francisco Giants to try out their best MadBum impersonations — they vary in quality (unsurprisingly, Hunter Pence gives full commitment) but one anecdote stands out. Bumgarner’s
McCovey Chronicles Nov 14, 2014

Watch Giants players impersonate Madison Bumgarner

Poorly. But it's still funny. Twitter member Rick alerts us to the existence of the above video, in which Bruce Bochy and assorted Giants players do their best Madison Bumgarner impressions. This is the sequel to the famous 2012 end credits from the World Series Blu Rays: Because it's a sequel, it's not as good. That's okay. It's still plenty good enough. Back to the Future II, then, except the Chicago Cubs and Miami Alligators don't win jack in this universe. We'll remember this sequel and its promise of hoverboots fondly. In 2016, they'll impersonate Buster Posey. In 2018, they'll...
McCovey Chronicles Nov 13, 2014
Buster Posey finishes sixth in MVP voting, Hunter Pence 11th

Buster Posey finishes sixth in MVP voting, Hunter Pence 11th

Also, Madison Bumgarner won the World Series MVP in unanimous vote. This was not an even year with major awards for the Giants, it seems. Buster Posey finished sixth in the 2014 National League MVP voting, with Hunter Pence finishing 11th. Posey won the Rookie of the Year in the first championship campaign in San Francisco, and he won the MVP in 2012. All the Giants have to show for 2014 are some down-ballot finishes for two hitters, and a fourth-place finish in the Cy Young voting for Madison Bumgarner. And, you know. That other thing. Posey appeared on 28 of the 30 ballots, with Adam...
San Jose Mercury News Nov 5, 2014

World Series Giants: One last look at the 2014 champions

From first pitch in Arizona to final pitch in Kansas City, from Madison Bumgarner to Buster Posey to Hunter Pence to Pablo Sandoval, the 2014 San Francisco Giants believed it could happen
McCovey Chronicles Nov 4, 2014
Madison Bumgarner is on the cover of this week's 'Sports Illustrated'

Madison Bumgarner is on the cover of this week's 'Sports Illustrated'

Because he helped his team (San Francisco Giants) win the World Series. On the cover of this week's Sports Illustrated, there is a picture of Madison Bumgarner holding his World Series MVP aloft, with a backdrop of confetti and a bright orange poncho. @SFGiants Not only are you on our Twitter 100 list, but #MadBum is on this week's cover! pic.twitter.com/0296lUw9Mq — Sports Illustrated (@SInow) November 4, 2014 If you would have shown this issue to someone back in June or July, you would have blown some minds. "Holy crap," people from the past would say. "It's going to rain this...
San Jose Mercury News Nov 4, 2014

Video: Giants' Madison Bumgarner gives Jimmy Fallon 'Mad Bum' underwear

World Series MVP Madison Bumgarner brings the World Series trophy and a pair of underwear to his "Tonight Show" appearance.
McCovey Chronicles Nov 4, 2014

Watch Madison Bumgarner on Jimmy Fallon

The show. Watch Madison Bumgarner on "The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon". He's holding a trophy. Back in 2010, everyone wanted Brian Wilson to make the rounds after the Giants won the World Series. He turned them down at first, not wanting to draw attention to himself, but finally relented. He dressed up like a sea captain on the George Lopez Show, which isn't a sentence that makes more sense over time. In 2012, it was Sergio Romo and Barry Zito sitting next to Nigel Tufnel's wife. Seems weird to think about those combinations now. It'll be just as weird to watch Joaquin Arias on The...
McCovey Chronicles Nov 4, 2014

San Francisco Giants Link Dump, 11/4

Oh you pretty links, don't you know that you're dumping your mamas and papas insane Countdown to the start of next season: Too damn many days Madison Bumgarner Gives Jimmy a "MadBum" GiftMadison Bumgarner was on the Tonight Show last night, and his interview featured a World Series trophy – I won't say which one, in case you haven't finished this year's Series and don't want spoilers – along with truck talk and a grown man parading in the TV studio, showing his underwear to a grateful nation. The best part is near the end when Fallon starts repeating all the statistics we've been...

Madison Bumgarner takes the World Series trophy to The Tonight Show

Hunter Pence was the one making the rounds after the 2012 World Series, and he did a great job with Conan. Today it was Madison Bumgarner’s turn. The World Series MVP was on the Dan Patrick Show, Mike & Mike… Continue Reading → 

Madison Bumgarner gives Jimmy Fallon some “Mad Bum” underwear

To the victors go the talk shows. Giants star and World Series MVP Madison Bumgarner made an appearance on “The Tonight Show” on Monday, joking with Jimmy Fallon about “Mad Bum” underwear, the trophy, trucks and more. The show hasn’t quite hit the airwaves yet on the West Coast, but here’s a peek: Bumgarner gives

News and notes: Entering the offseason

Now that the Giants have won the World Series yet again, breaking hearts in Kansas City and possibly making the Pirates feel a little bit better since Madison Bumgarner established himself as possibly the best postseason pitcher ever, we are ready to jump in to the MLB offseason. Free agency starts this week and some moves […]

Week in review: Offseason officially gets underway

This was the week baseball’s offseason officially started. After the World Series went seven games, the Giants finished off their third championship in five years by beating the Royals behind yet another incredible pitching performance by Madison Bumgarner, who established himself as one of the game’s great postseason performers. With the World Series decided Wednesday […] The post Week in review: Offseason officially gets underway appeared first on The LoHud Yankees Blog.
Chicago Sun-Times Nov 2, 2014

Madison Bumgarner effort was one for the ages

The quote, now 50 years old, endures as a succinct, seven-word summation of character in baseball. As the Cardinals were running down the folding Phillies in September of 1964 and again as they were exposing the haughty Yankees’ flaws in the World Series, manager Johnny Keane rode 28-year-old Bob Gibson just as strenuously as Giants skipper Bruce Bochy rode 25-year-old Madison Bumgarner through the 2014 postseason. In the ninth inning of Game 7 of the World...
San Jose Mercury News Oct 31, 2014

World Series pitchers who worked hard for their MVP trophy

Giants' lefty Madison Bumgarner became only the ninth pitcher who worked at least 20 innings and was voted the World Series MVP.

Madison Bumgarner Photos

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  • Jeremy Affeldt

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    Tim Hudson, 39, finally pitching in World Series