The San Francisco Giants are relegated to playing spoiler in the National League West and would like nothing more than to derail the Los Angeles Dodgers’ playoff hopes. A 12th-inning walk-off against the San Diego Padres last night aided in that endeavor, and was something to celebrate. But not something to celebrate too much.
Infielder Alen Hanson learned a valuable lesson when he attempted to dump Gatorade on Alpha Male Madison Bumgarner, who drove in the game-winning run. Bumgarner had no time for such hijinks and delivered a stiff-arm to the idea.
Hanson responded by dumping the Gatorade on himself a la Yolmer Sanchez.
As always, it’s important to have fun while playing baseball but not too much fun. Not around Bumgarner.