World Series: Giants MVP Madison Bumgarner Gets Best Text From Dad

PHOTO: Buster Posey, left, and Madison Bumgarner, right, of the San Francisco Giants celebrate after defeating the Kansas City Royals to win Game Seven of the 2014 World Series on Oct. 29, 2014 in Kansas City, Mo. PlayAlex Trautwig/Getty Images
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San Francisco Giants pitcher Madison Bumgarner received a ton of congratulations after he pitched in the World Series on Thursday night, leading his team to a Game 7 win over the Kansas City Royals.

But before he received the MVP award, his father sent him a text after the eighth inning.

His dad, Kevin Bumgarner, choked up when he showed the text to a New York Times reporter.

PHOTO: Madison Bumgarner of the San Francisco Giants celebrates in the locker room after defeating the Kansas City Royals during the 2014 World Series on Oct. 29, 2014 in Kansas City, Mo. Ezra Shaw/Getty Images
Madison Bumgarner of the San Francisco Giants celebrates in the locker room after defeating the Kansas City Royals during the 2014 World Series on Oct. 29, 2014 in Kansas City, Mo.

"OMG. You're so much more than awesome," Kevin had written to the star pitcher. "To see you work on the mound reminds me of watching you in high school. You are willing yourself to perfection and dragging the team along with you. I couldn't be more proud of your baseball accomplishments."

Kevin told the newspaper: "I knew he wouldn't read that text before the game was over, but I wanted him to know this was what his daddy thought of him."