Madison Bumgarner Has No Idea Where His Truck Is

Madison Bumgarner was given a Chevy truck with "um, you know technology and stuff" for winning the World Series MVP. Considering that Bumgarner once described his offseason as consisting of "Get up, feed animals, eat lunch, play catch with my cousin, feed animals, eat, go to bed," he seems like the kind of guy that… » 11/03/14 11:53pm 11/03/14 11:53pm

Little Kid At Giants Parade Yells "Fuck Her Right In The Pussy" On Air

The practice of yelling "fuck her right in the pussy" at inappropriate moments should no longer be a thing, but this instance is notable because of how young the perpetrator is. The kid jumps in there with the quickness, does his damage, and dashes off, leaving the poor reporter to try and salvage his Giants parade… » 10/31/14 1:52pm 10/31/14 1:52pm

Watch E-40 Watch The Giants Win The World Series

Rapper and Yay Area ambassador E-40 is a big San Francisco Giants fan, and he had some nice seats behind home plate for the World Series. Last night, he posted a video of Pablo Sandoval's series-ending out from his perspective. » 10/30/14 5:52pm 10/30/14 5:52pm

Why Did Madison Bumgarner Get The Save And Not The Win?

Caveat: this couldn't possibly matter less. It's a footnote to a footnote. The win is the most arbitrary and least informative stat in baseball, rivaled only by the save. But the decision to grant Madison Bumgarner a win, and then to reverse course nearly an hour after the final out, is worth examining if just because… » 10/30/14 3:07pm 10/30/14 3:07pm

Madison Bumgarner's Dad Is The Best Sports Dad

One bizarre side effect of turning in one of the best postseason pitching runs in MLB history is that the New York Times will send a reporter out to North Carolina to interview your dad saying just the dad-est possible things. So meet Kevin Bumgarner, proud father of the reigning World Series MVP, whose opinion on… » 10/30/14 11:45am 10/30/14 11:45am

Photos: The Giants Booze It Up

Let this be your refreshing liquid antidote to the gallery of San Franciscans burning couches: the Giants, who actually did the hard work, letting loose on the field and in the locker room. There is no champagne like championship champagne. » 10/30/14 11:32am 10/30/14 11:32am

Salvador Perez Never Stood A Chance Against Madison Bumgarner

Madison Bumgarner ended the World Series by throwing six straight high fastballs to Salvador Perez, the majority of which were up around Perez's eyeballs. It was the perfect matchup for the series to end on: a guy who works his fastball high in the zone better than any pitcher in the league coming right after a… » 10/30/14 10:59am 10/30/14 10:59am

San Francisco Brings Fire And Fistfights To World Series Celebrations

As in 2010 and 2012, Giants fans took to the streets to celebrate their World Series win, and as in 2010 and 2012, some of them burned shit and warred with cops in riot gear. » 10/30/14 10:38am 10/30/14 10:38am

Madison Bumgarner Is Tired Now

The greatest moments in baseball tend to possess an element of surprise, deciding a game or flipping a narrative on a single play and in a matter of seconds. The adrenaline spike from a home run or a stellar defensive play is memorable for being unexpected, but the drawback is that you can't, in the moment, realize it… » 10/30/14 9:45am 10/30/14 9:45am

You Will Never See A Pitching Performance Like That Again

What Madison Bumgarner just did is supposed to be impossible. Every single pitch, every single whip of the arm exerts an extreme amount of pressure on the wrist, elbow, shoulder, and every single joint and muscle in-between. After games you see starting pitchers with giant bags of ice wrapped around their shoulders,… » 10/30/14 1:18am 10/30/14 1:18am

Giants Win World Series With Five-Inning Bumgarner Relief Performance

The San Francisco Giants won their third World Series in five years thanks to Madison Bumgarner's brilliant five-inning relief performance—one that required him to strand a man on third thanks to some lousy outfield defense in the bottom of the ninth. Here's how the final out sounded; above is Pablo Alsina on… » 10/30/14 12:28am 10/30/14 12:28am

Madison Bumgarner's World Series MVP Presentation Got Super Awkward

Chevrolet executive Rikk Wilde was tasked with awarding Madison Bumgarner the World Series MVP award, and it was a struggle. "It combines class-winning and -leading, um, you know technology and stuff," Rikk says breathlessly of the truck being awarded to Bumgarner. Poor Rikk and his notecards made Bud Selig look like… » 10/30/14 12:15am 10/30/14 12:15am

No, Alex Gordon Could Not Have Scored On The Misplayed Ball

Alex Gordon's ninth-inning, two-out single left Kansas City with the tying run 90 feet from home plate thanks to Gregor Blanco's colossal misplay in the outfield. Some, however, have begun the hand-wringing that maybe Gordon could have scored, had he sprinted the entire way and been sent from third. We're here to… » 10/30/14 12:04am 10/30/14 12:04am

What Was This "God Bless America" Performance?

How Much Madison Bumgarner Are We Going To See Tonight?

It took the Royals about an hour to put away Game 6 last night, leaving us all plenty of time to start thinking about how each team plans to set itself up in Game 7. One question looms larger than all the others: How much is Madison Bumgarner going to pitch? » 10/29/14 12:13pm 10/29/14 12:13pm

Striking Images From Oscar Taveras's Funeral In The Dominican Republic

St. Louis Cardinals outfielder Oscar Taveras—who was killed in a car crash two days ago—was laid to rest in Sosua, Dominican Republic today. Thousands attended his funeral, including Cardinals manager Mike Matheny, Carlos Martinez, and Matt Carpenter, according to AP. Below is a series of photos from the funeral and… » 10/28/14 9:21pm 10/28/14 9:21pm

All Of Madison Bumgarner's Game 5 Strikeout Pitches, At The Same Time

Giants ace Madison Bumgarner's line last night was filthy, and in the course of earning the complete game he picked up eight strikeouts while walking zero. Here is a video featuring a composite of all eight of those strikeout pitches, similar to what we did with Clayton Kershaw's no-hitter. » 10/27/14 11:59am 10/27/14 11:59am

Madison Bumgarner Was The Best Version Of Himself Last Night

Madison Bumgarner, who now owns one of the best World Series résumés of any starting pitcher in history, was a monster last night. He's been a monster throughout the postseason, of course, but last night gave us a good look at the scariest version of the stoic lefty. » 10/27/14 11:46am 10/27/14 11:46am

Madison Bumgarner Should Be Illegal

Giants pitcher Madison Bumgarner's biggest weakness is the start of the game. He holds a 5.73 ERA in the first inning this season, and a 2.49 average in the rest of them. The Royals did not get to Bumgarner early. They did not get to Bumgarner at all. » 10/27/14 12:02am 10/27/14 12:02am