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San Francisco Giants: What was Madison Bumgarner Thinking?

Jake Mastroianni
Apr 19, 2017; Kansas City, MO, USA; San Francisco Giants starting pitcher Madison Bumgarner (40) delivers a pitch in the first inning of the game against the Kansas City Royals at Kauffman Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports
Apr 19, 2017; Kansas City, MO, USA; San Francisco Giants starting pitcher Madison Bumgarner (40) delivers a pitch in the first inning of the game against the Kansas City Royals at Kauffman Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports
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The San Francisco Giants, who are already out to a slow start, received further bad news on Friday when they found out their ace, Madison Bumgarner, was injured in a dirt bike accident.

It’s really hard to be mad at your best pitcher, but this is just dumb. Give me a second and let me rant.

Your the ace of a team that is trying to win a championship, your entire career depends on the healthy of your arm, and you go dirt bike riding during the first month of the season.!?

I’m sorry, but that isn’t smart Madison. I honestly think you owe an apology to the fans, team and your coach.

I know players can get hurt during the season walking down the stairs, but when you go out and ride dirt bikes you just increase the possibility of getting hurt.

Also, I don’t know the entire story, so forgive me if I’m going overboard. Maybe this was some sort of safe dirt bike riding coarse with foam pads all over the place…

Are you kidding me! It’s dirt bike riding!

I grew up in the Southeast, so I know what riding dirt bikes means — it means there is a good chance you are going to get injured.

Madison Bumgarner is a big boy and he has the right to do what he wants on his off day. But the moment he got on that dirt bike he put himself ahead of his team.

His coach, his teammates and his fans count on him taking the mound every fifth day. They count on him throwing six-plus innings each start and giving his team a chance to win.

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He has all the money he could need to go dirt bike riding in the offseason. Why would you choose to go three weeks into the season!?

And oh by the way, it doesn’t help that the San Francisco Giants are out to a bad start and need their ace more than ever.

I know I’m probably overreacting, but I just can’t understand what Madison Bumgarner was thinking here.

After everything he’s done for this franchise, it’s hard to be mad at him, but the moment I saw this report I was furious.

The San Francisco Giants will move on and try to stay afloat the next month and half without Madison Bumgarner.

But this is a situation that could have been, and should have been, avoided.

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Shame on you Madison Bumgarner, shame on you. I hope you come back and dominate the rest of the season after this very selfish and stupid decision.

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