Experience has taught us that there is no better time to spot the normally elusive species known as the “Hot Baseball Wife” than when her husband signs a big new free agent contract, as wives are generally expected to appear at press conferences and such. This year’s free agent signing period brought us new sightings, […]

Last year we brought you the news that Yankees slugger Hideki Matsui had secredly wed a 25-year-old office worker from Japan. However, at the time, Matsui refused to divulge her name, and no pictures of her were available, other than Matsui’s rather amateurish hand-drawn depiction of his beloved. However, in the year and a half […]

Monday is Hot Baseball Wife Day here at Umpbump, and this week we revisit Daisuke Matsuzaka’s wife Tomoyo Matsuzaka. When we first broke the background story of Matsuzaka and his wife back in 2006, there wasn’t a lot of time to search for pictures, so we just went with what we could find on short […]

Monday is Hot Baseball Wife Day here at Umpbump, and this week’s honoree is Enza Sambataro, the wife of Boston Red Sox 1B/3B Kevin Youkilis. A native of Newton, Mass., and a fan of the Red Sox since childhood, Enza first became famous in 2004 for briefly dating fellow Massachussets native Ben Affleck after they […]

Monday is Hot Baseball Wife Day here at UmpBump, and today’s honoree is Amber Sabathia, the wife of Yankees ace CC Sabathia.  The former Amber Williams was CC’s high school sweetheart when they were both growing up in Vallejo, California. The couple was married in 2003 and now they have three children, son Carsten Charles […]

This week former Red Sox outfielder Troy O’Leary’s ex-wife Annette Gray-O’Leary has hit the news in a big way. Until this past June, Ms. O’Leary, age 39, who has a master’s degree in education, was the assistant principal of Kyrene del Cielo elementary school in Chandler, Arizona, and the single mother of two children by […]


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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 […]