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Is there an official in any sport who is more desperate for attention than Bob Davidson? Just watch this from last night and this from last year and tell me that both of those incidents aren’t just examples of Davidson interjecting himself onto the game where a half decent umpire would have managed the situation […]

I have nothing new to add to this story, but it strikes me that any site called UmpBump needs to post video anytime a manager slugs an umpire. Either that, or we’d need to change the name of the blog. And it took me a week to think of “UmpBump.” So here’s the video.

While arguing a call made following a play at the plate in this afternoon’s Cubs-Pirates matchup, Carlos Zambrano (let’s face it, the man has some serious problems) nudged umpire Mark Carlson, earning him an ejection. But then Zambrano decided to give himself more authoritative powers and proceeded to eject Carlson in turn. I’m still debating […]

Umpbump goes both ways. Wait. Let me rephrase. Umpbumpers are givers and takers. Still sounds wrong. One more time. A collision between player/manager and umpire does not necessarily have to be instigated by the player/manager. The inverse still holds true. There. Nothing sexy about that. Anyhow, it’s true. While most of us think of an […]

The passion frequently displayed by Kevin Youkilis in the batter’s box has been a subject of amusement to fans. As hilarious spoof site Call of the Green Monster will amply demonstrate: Several Injured During Youkilis Strikeout-Related Temper Tantrum For Kevin Youkilis, every single at bat is an epic life-and-death struggle, with the fate of the […]

In last night’s game at Yankee Stadium, Manny Ramirez took a pitch on a full count. It was high but borderline. Home plate umpire Tim McClelland is sometimes slow to make his calls, and sometimes too soft-spoken when he does. On this pitch, he appeared to say nothing—or at least, nothing readily audible—so Manny began […]

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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 […]