Madison Bumgarner gets walk-off hit for Giants then stiff-arms celebratory Gatorade bath

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Learn your lesson right here, folks: Don’t ever try to give Madison Bumgarner a Gatorade bath.

Bumgarner, the ever-intimidating San Francisco Giants ace, was called on to pinch hit in the 12th inning Tuesday night against the San Diego Padres. He delivered the walk-off hit, which is a great achievement for both meaningless September baseball and the #PitchersWhoRake movement. But the best part came during the customary on-field celebration.

In short: Bumgarner wasn’t having it. Let’s consult the evidence:

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Don’t try to give Madison Bumgarner a Gatorade bath. (MLB)
Don’t try to give Madison Bumgarner a Gatorade bath. (MLB)

Oh, it’s even better in GIF form:

It’s the second-best stiff-arm of the week behind Vance McDonald’s. Hunter Pence certainly got a kick out of it. And Alen Hanson, the Giants utilityman trying to douse MadBum, had to wear that himself.

After the game, Bumgarner reinforced to reporters that there would be no Gatorade bath for him — and Pence revealed why his teammates didn’t particularly push the issue.

It’s Madison Bumgarner. You kind of have to believe him, don’t you?

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