I attended this year’s SABR 40 convention held in downtown Atlanta. My goal was to show up and take some pics of some interesting sights, hear some interesting discussions, and perhaps try to nab some quotes from someone – anyone. Like all conferences, SABR was chock-full of panels, and I was only able to make […]

Today, UmpBump joined the Yardbarker network, which boasts reputable sites like With Leather, Sports by Brooks, and USS Mariner. And also Curt Schilling’s blog. You can find our YB profile here. Yardbarker is affiliated with Fox Sports on MSN, as well as TMZ sports, so you’ll potentially see some of our posts show up on those sites or […]

Considering baseball is one of the most popular sports in the Spanish speaking world, it’s a shame the language is getting butchered left and right.

Plus, we’ll try our very bests to use this excerpt field for a short-and-sweet synopsis of our yarns.

Five years later, Kenny Williams has a center fielder. In fact, Williams has several options for center field. Last year’s mid-season waiver move to pick-up Alex Rios was a risky, and costly, acquisition, but it plugged a hole in the outfield. But in case Rios doesn’t pan out – and there’s a good chance he’ll […]

In 2010, the Twins will finally see the opening of their new stadium, Target Field, and they’ve certainly made the moves to create a contending team to play in it. The Twinkies’ offseason action centered around improving their offense without sacrificing defense. These upgrades were possible thanks to the financial flexibility brought upon by the […]

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December 5, 2011

Will anybody get elected to the Hall of Fame this year?

Last week, we asked you to vote for who you would like to see enshrined in baseball’s Hall of Fame. The verdict? If it were up to UmpBump readers, nobody would make it in. The leading vote getter (so far) is Jeff Bagwell, who has 60% support. Of course, in the real voting, players need […]

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Annual UmpBump Hall of Fame Balloting: 2011 Edition

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Crowdsourcing the Greats: The Top 10 Managers of All Time

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