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It’s that time of year again. With the regular season coming to a close UmpBumpers Coley, Paul, and Nick bring you our picks for the postseason hardware. As usual, these are not predictions of who we think *will* win, but picks for who we think *should* win, if the sportswriters had any brains at all! […]

A few weeks ago Coley made some bold predictions for 2010. Today, each of the UmpBump writers will predict which team will make the playoffs and who will win the MVP, Cy Young, and Rookie of the Year awards. Coley: NL East: Braves NL Central: Cardinals NL West: Rockies NL Wildcard: Phillies AL East: Rays […]

One of the guys in my fantasy league, Ben, has kind of a big mouth (and, I was reminded during a recent visit, unnaturally stinky farts). Last spring, at our urging, he posted a handful of predictions on the league bulletin board. Here are some highlights: Soriano will post better numbers than…..Braun, Markakis, and Berkman. […]

Today, the SF Chronicle’s John Shea suggests the NL manager of the year award is a two-man race, between the Rockies’ Jim Tracy and the Giants’ Bruce Bochy. Here’s his thinking: Given voters’ tendencies, let’s cross out Lou Piniella (last year’s winner) and Charlie Manuel (no one has won the award after appearing in the […]

Earlier today I wrote a post looking back at my preseason picks to see how right I was (to the extent that anybody can be right about something 2/5 of the way through the season). And brother, when I’m right, I’m right. Except when it comes to predicting the AL West. Then I’m (probably) very […]

Here we are, about 2/5 of the way through the season, and I thought it would be fun to take a look back at some of the predictions I made in March and see how they’re holding up. NL East: Phillies — Obviously, Philadelphia’s pitching has been a disaster of late. But it’s not like […]

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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 […]