Madison Bumgarner. The first time I heard his name he sounded like some rich kid from the South, who’d gone to prep school and graduated from Harvard. The only thing accurate about my thought was he’s from the South, from Hickory, North Carolina. He grew up in a town ten miles away called “Bumtown” because there were so many people named Bumgarner.
The first word he said was “ball” and he was playing youth league baseball at age four.
Tonight…he was simply amazing…after already winning two World Series games, he came in as a reliever for five innings after just two days rest. He gave up no runs and only two hits and silenced any hopes the Kansas City Royals had of winning the World Series as the Giants won 3-2 in the seventh game.
He was obviously the World Series MVP as the Giants took their third World Series in five years under manager Bruce Bochy, who’s headed for the Hall of Fame. How about them apples San Diego?