Giants P Madison Bumgarner and Umpire Have Epic 17-Second Staredown During Game

Thomas Duffy@@TJDhoopsFeatured ColumnistSeptember 25, 2015


After walking a batter in the bottom of the sixth inning against the San Diego Padres on Thursday night, San Francisco Giants stud Madison Bumgarner had an epic staredown with umpire Joe West.

If you’re unfamiliar with West’s work, he’s the kind of umpire who isn't afraid of a little airtime. He is to baseball what Joey Crawford is to the NBA.

Bumgarner clearly wasn’t amused after the call, so West removed his mask, likely hoping the pitcher would give him a reason toss him.

Instead, he got an ice-cold gaze that apparently lasted over 17 seconds, per SportsCenter (h/t CSNBayArea.com's Alex Pavlovic):

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