October 30, 2014 – 12:05 am
You would think nothing could overshadow the magnificence of Madison Bumgarner’s World Series MVP performance — but somehow the trophy presentation took the cake.
Bumgarner’s 5-inning relief appearance in Game 7 capped off a World Series effort that legends are made of: 21 innings, 1 run, nine hits, 17 strikeouts and 1 walk. Impossibly good stuff. And so to commemorate the historic showing, Bumgarner was presented with the Most Valuable Player award by the only person in America more awkward than Commissioner Bud Selig.
His name is Rikk Wilde, which is not to be confused for Zakk Wylde. His title, as described by the TV screen, is “Chevrolet Sales & Marketing” though based on his on-screen performance one has to wonder how a single Chevy has been sold this year.
Wilde comes off something like Chris Farley in the SNL sketch where he interviews Paul McCartney (“Do you remember when you were in The Beatles? That was awesome.”)
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