Here’s what I don’t like about the Marlins’ new uniforms: the black caps and jerseys. It seems like the folks who design uniforms decided a while back that black is cool and kids were more likely to buy black caps. But guess what? Kids are stupid and black uniforms are generally pretty lame. The Pirates’ […]

So Thomas Boswell, the venerable sports columnist for the Washington Post, decided to write a reaction piece about one of the greatest single days in the history of baseball, and got everything completely backwards. In the strange recesses of Boswell’s mind, the crazy, glorious night of baseball we just witnessed is clear evidence that baseball […]

So the Philadelphia Phillies have been pretty awesome this year. Already sitting on 94 wins, they are on pace to win an amazing 107 contests. But what makes this all the more amazing is that their offense has been thoroughly mediocre, sitting square in the middle of the pack in most categories. All of which […]

By Evan Sporer Chicks dig the long ball, that’s for certain. But since former senator George Mitchell released a report in December 2007 outlining steroid usage in baseball, homerun totals have been down, and pitchers have begun to dominate the game. This year has been no different. Aside from Blue Jay’s slugger Jose Bautista, no […]

My buddy dean is a photographer for an Arizona newspaper. On Monday, he was on assignment at the Home Run Derby when Jose Valverde approached him and asked to see his camera. Dean showed Valverde how to use the camera (That’s Valverde above, practicing his photojournalism). Then Dean turned away for a moment. When he […]

Phillies first baseman Ryan Howard is getting paid like a top-5 player. He has the 2nd highest contract in all of baseball by annual value, after only Alex Rodriguez’s bloated 2008 pact with the Yankees, and he has the 8th-largest contract by overall value. But take a look at this chart of the position players […]

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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 […]

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 […]