Thoughts, lists and other compulsive bits about baseball from comedian filmmaker television producer/Red Sox fan Paul Francis Sullivan....
feel free to call him “Sully.”
Sunday, October 14, 2012
How did the Giants allow Madison Bumgarner to jump from space today?
Seriously. I thought players had clauses in their contracts preventing them from skiing and playing basketball and things that can risk serious injury.
But today, San Francisco Giants starter Madison Bumgarner put all those daredevils to shame with his amazing leap. From a capsule in space, the All Star left hander jumped 128,000 feet, roughly 24 miles from the atmosphere to the ground.
As impressive as the jump was, the fact that he did it on a day where he had a start in the NLCS is mindboggling.
That puts to shame Deion Sanders playing an NFL game and being in uniform for the 1992 NLCS on the same day.
I wonder if Tim McCarver will have harsh words for Bumgarner and his start.
So it was impressive, but a tip from your pal Sully. Next time you jump from space, do it on an off day.