Madison Bumgarner, the Most Valuable Player of the 2014 World Series, was named Sports Illustrated’s 2014 Sportsman of the Year, presumably based on his ability to chug anywhere from four to six beers at a time during victory celebrations.
As such, SI sat down with Bumgarner for an interview which covered a lot of ground including the “real” reasons he won the prestigious award, but buried within the article was a gem that truly deserved it’s own separate mention.
It’s all true. That he was so good so young that he started playing coach-pitch baseball at age four against seven-year-olds, and is so adept with either hand that he shoots a bow, bats, writes and ropes righthanded, but throws from the left side. That his father, Kevin, wouldn’t let him throw a curveball until he had a driver’s license. That before he dated Ali, he dated a girl named Madison Bumgarner (“No relation, I’m sure of it”).
Wait… how was this not in the first sentence of the piece. Madison Bumgarner is not the most common name in the world and he actually dated a girl named Madison Bumgarner?
I’d say an achievement like that deserves a drink. What do you think Madison Bumgarner?
H/T SB Nation