Sucks to Suck

MadBum

Written by: Michael J Roza Jr

Hey there noble reader. As many may have seen, I included myself in some preseason baseball predictions in anticipation of the 2017 season. Man have these first three weeks been exciting! We almost had a few combined no hitters. Eric Thames is the best power hitter in baseball. And most importantly, Thor illegally confiscated the Philly Phanatic’s wheels in broad daylight! On Thursday the sports world was still abuzz about that tight end that worked part-time as a serial killer saving our precious tax dollars by ending his living career, so some of you guys may have missed or perhaps overlooked the big event that took place in the great state of Colorado. Madison Bumgarner, the MVP of everything playoff related during the San Francisco Giants 2014 World Championship run, landed on the disabled list from non-baseball related activities on his day off. How you ask? He was out riding a dirt bike and hit a wet or “slippery” spot, causing a major harsh to his mellow which ended with some bruised ribs and a sprained joint in his pitching shoulder.

Bumgarner, for those of you that don’t watch baseball, is a 27 year-old southpaw from North Carolina that still gives Kansas City Royals fans nightmares. He has been in orange and black since he came up with San Francisco in 2009. Since then, Bumgarner had never been placed on the disabled list. At this time, this little oopsy is being deemed as a “freak accident” by the Giants organization. He is listed on 10 day disabled list, but some believe this figure is being lowballed and Madison may be looking at two plus months on the shelf. In case you don’t look at the standings on the daily, the Giants are struggling mightily out of the gate. As of this moment Bumgarner himself is 0 and 3 on the season, and as a whole San Francisco are 6 and 13. Many, including myself, penciled them in to be contenders in October, and even though it is still very early in the year, their last place position seems like it may stick for quite some time if Bruce Bochy doesn’t get his team motivated to overcome the loss of his ace. West Bay writer Tim Kawakami was critical in his column for the Mercury News that this may be a potential pitfall to Bumgarner’s thus far All Star filled career. Unless you are a Dodgers fan, for the sake of baseball, let’s all hope Denver Does Bumgarner doesn’t put an asterisk on his blossoming career. Sucks to suck.