The dust is yet to settle after yesterday’s fiasco involving Washington Nationals Manager Jim Riggleman and team GM Mike Rizzo, but if the Twittersphere is any gauge, many remain bewildered by the sudden turn of events in the nation’s capital.  Few understand why Riggleman had chosen such a boisterous occasion – the Nationals were minutes […]

Acquisitions:  2B Dan Uggla, RHP Scott Linebrink, LHP George Sherrill, RHP Rodrigo Lopez, 1B/3B/OF Joe Mather, MGR Fredi Gonzalez Losses:  OF Rick Ankiel, RHP Kyle Farnsworth, 1B/3B Troy Glaus, 1B Derek Lee, LHP Mike Dunn, IF Omar Infante, RHP Kyle Cofield, CL Billy Wagner, OF Matt Diaz, MGR Bobby Cox Projected Roster: LF Martin Prado […]

Today is the bleakest sports day of the year.  The MLB All-Star game is complete and, unless you’re a fan of the ESPYs or <<gulp>> the WNBA, there are no notable sporting events until tomorrow night’s 7:10pm first pitch.  What’s a baseball fan to do?  We here at Umpbump have some ideas: Take a break from statistically […]

Let’s play a game.  I’ll give you a MLB pitching line accumulated over the course of six starts and you project the number of wins the stats should have generated for Joe Majorleaguer.  Ready?  Okay: 3.69 ERA, 1.17 WHIP, 5.77 K/9, 5 of 6 Quality Starts So what do you think?  3-2?  4-1 maybe? In the case […]

Before Braves management hastily muzzled Chipper Jones yesterday afternoon, the third baseman and Hooters aficionado strongly suggested that he would be retiring at the end of this season. Chipper has long said that he would hang up the cleats once he felt he was unable to significantly contribute at the Major League level. After looking […]

I discovered half an hour ago that WGN is in my cable package – awesome. In the half hour since realizing this, I have witnessed Milton Bradley: (1) Run on contact from 2nd to 3rd with 1 out on a ball hit directly in front of him, getting **TAGGED** out immediately. (2) Completely lose a […]

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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 […]

January 5, 2011

Annual UmpBump Hall of Fame Balloting: 2011 Edition

In what has become an annual tradition, we here at UmpBump cast our ballots for the Hall of Fame on the eve of the announcements of the voting for the real Hall of Fame. Voters can vote for anyone ever who has been retired from baseball for at least five years and is not already […]

According to the internet, "The Little Napoleon" John McGraw was the greatest manager of all time.

October 19, 2010

Crowdsourcing the Greats: The Top 10 Managers of All Time

Now that we’ve looked at every position on the diamond, as well as relief pitchers, we are nearing the end of our “Crowdsourcing the Greats” series. But before we finish, let’s turn one more time to the internet hoi polloi for answers on who the greatest baseball manager of all time was. As usual, we […]