Jockey gave away “Mad Bum” underwear to Giants fans


Bruce Horovitz of USA TODAY reports that underwear company Jockey handed out 2,000 commemorative pairs of underwear, labeled “Mad Bum” on the backside, to Giants fans at the World Series parade earlier today. The underwear is not for sale, so those that were lucky enough to get a pair now have a piece of history.

Dustin Cohn, CMO of Jockey International, said, “We wanted to provide fans with a fun, eye-catching keepsake in support of Madison’s postseason greatness.” He added, “Madison Bumgarner is one of the all-time postseason greats with a name that’s a perfect fit for the Jockey brand. We’re proud he wears Jockey and congratulate him on a third championship.”

Bumgarner, 25, won World Series MVP honors earning two wins and a save with a 0.43 ERA and a 17/1 K/BB ratio in 21 innings against the Royals. During the post-season overall, Bumgarner went 4-1 with a 1.03 ERA and a 45/6 K/BB ratio in 52 2/3 innings.

Mets claim Sam Coonrod off waivers from Phillies

Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

NEW YORK — The active New York Mets added another newcomer to their bullpen mix when they claimed reliever Sam Coonrod off waivers from the NL East rival Philadelphia Phillies.

Coonrod had a 7.82 ERA in 12 appearances covering 12 2/3 innings last year for the National League champions. The right-hander is 7-5 with a 5.27 ERA and five saves in 105 games over four major league seasons with San Francisco and Philadelphia. He has struck out 95 and walked 44 in 97 1/3 innings.

The 30-year-old Coonrod was designated for assignment by the Phillies last week when they signed free agent infielder Josh Harrison.

To make room on the 40-man roster, outfielder Khalil Lee was designated for assignment by the Mets.