The ‘Fro takes a roadtrip

The signing of this washed up turd was another desperate attempt at relevancy for the D’Bags

My travel buddy and I decided to take a break from the incessant driving to pause for a moment and take a look at the ominously beautiful and deadly Joshua Tree National Park. The sign at the entrance gave you the true indication of what the desert landscape had in store when it read, “no gas for 42 miles.” The lack of water and an eerie feeling of peacefulness seemed to envelope me, but in the back of my mind there was also the thought that human life in all its totality is not needed and scarcely wanted in this section of the world. It’s almost as if humans take some sort of sadistic pleasure in their environment slowly trying to sap the life out of them. We soaked in the atmosphere while hiking a small trail and enjoyed the lovely desert flora for awhile before heading to Phoenix.

Phoenix was 105 degrees in the shade, and the downtown streets were a veritable ghost town as we searched for Chase Field, home of the Arizona D’Bags. There was obviously no baseball due to the Rampant ‘Rona, but we decided to check out the stadium at any rate so I could cross it off my bucket list since I had never been to Arizona and scarcely had any desire to go to Chase Field before this trip. The park had a very nice early 20th century brick facade but was a little boring besides that and had a noticeable lack of any sort of player statue. (Luis Gonzalez?) I took the opportunity to take a photo with the over-payed, fake tough guy and infamous red-ass, Madison Bumgarner. Bumgarner, unarguably had some great and damn near epic World Series moments, but will always be known by this writer as a guy who screamed at another player, Max Muncy, who apparently didn’t run the bases fast enough after crushing a ball into McCovey Cove. Muncy’s response? “Go get it out of the ocean.” Muncy was apparently so intimidated by Madison “Fake Tough Guy With a Girl’s Name” Bumgarner that he had t-shirts printed of the above response and wore it to the ballpark the very next day.

Bravo.

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Even “ButterTub” Joe West isn’t afraid of Madison Bumgarner.

Is Joe West afraid of anyone? Haha.

His cardiologist.

Been to Arizona once. Stopped with an airplane layover in Phoenix on the way back from Viet Nam. Talk about vegetation shock.
Nice article.
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Max Muncy was a hero of mine after that. He is a throw back player…a great story.

“…the thought that human life in all its totality is not needed and scarcely wanted in this section of the world.” True. It’s almost like it’s aggressively after us… But I like it a lot. Maybe because I believe deep down that nature’s going to get me in the end… 😀

Joshua Tree is a gem. I was blown away by it during a day trip from Palm Springs.

Ha ha I remember that! “Go get it out of the ocean!” The thing I remember most about Madbum, though, is how he blew snots on the mound. Even Kruk and Kuip would comment on his “snot rockets”. Of course, we Giants folk loved Madbum for his skills, not his personality. LOL.

I didn’t know you were a Giants fan! Oh well, you are still welcome to comment here despite your….ahem… shortcomings. 🙂

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