New York Times: 'A Visit To Madison Bumgarner Country, And A Proud Father's Home'

4:09 pm
Thu October 30, 2014

New York Times: 'A Visit To Madison Bumgarner Country, And A Proud Father's Home'

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Madison Bumgarner grew up in North Carolina. He was drafted into the major leagues in 2007 out of high school. This week he led the San Francisco Giants to a World Series win. It's Bumgarner's third such title. This is an interview with his dad.
HUDSON, N.C. - Just before midnight Wednesday, I walked up a darkened driveway to a brick home along a rural lane. A linebacker-size man with a shaved pate swung opened the door, peered at me and loosed a soft, celebratory howl. "Wooooooooooo." The man, Kevin Bumgarner, trundled backed into his living room, waving at me to follow.