World Series MVP Madison Bumgarner may be the most popular guy in San Francisco right now, but there are some things even the beloved Giants pitcher can’t get away with.
According to the San Francisco Chronicle, when San Francisco Police Department officers told Bumgarner to let them know if there was anything they could do for him at the Oct. 31 victory parade, he decided to take them up on their offer.
“Anything? How ’bout you letting me ride one of them horses in the parade?” the experienced horse rider reportedly asked.
But given the downpour, confetti cannons and crowd of at least half a million riled-up fans, Police Chief Greg Suhr decided the stakes were too high to risk Bumgarner falling off and injuring “that golden shoulder,” so they compromised on a photo atop the horse.
From the looks of Bumgarner riding a double-decker bus through the parade and waving his MVP trophies, the star pitcher -- who gave up only a single run in the entire series -- didn't let the denied request damper his spirits.