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To get the timeline right for the off season review of the Milwaukee Brewers, I began typing “Zack Greinke” into Google. Below is screenshot of the search terms that Google suggests as the most likely thing for which I am attempting to search: Yup, that’s right. Zack Greinke is not a Yankee. Nor is he […]

Bad night for Moneyballers, as Tony Siegle, senior advisor of Giants told me, “We’ve shown Moneyball is a bunch of garbage” – Kevin Kernan via Twitter last night following San Francisco’s World Series Win So let me get this straight: 1. Giants win the World Series. 2. ? 3. Moneyball is therefore crap. The only […]

I’m simply going to have to assume that he snuck onto a farm and was kicked in the face by a sheep in an attempt to have his way with it. Now deny that one, A.J. Explain yourself. And until he does, I urge everyone to write in the comments section how you think he […]

Aren’t we all glad that ESPN.com has started more regional coverage by creating satellites like ESPN Los Angeles and ESPN Dallas (soon to come – ESPN Sheboygan!)? Because without their commitment to reporting exactly what their regions desire, we never would have known that the White Sox’ resident hobbit, Brent Lillibridge, stood in a midnight […]

According to Joel Sherman of the NY Post, the Mets and GM Omar Minaya have a clear-cut strategy as the trade deadline looms: “The Mets are trying to locate a pitcher (probably a reliever) who is overpriced and not having a particularly strong season” That’s just awesome. I mean, what could possibly go wrong with […]

A few months ago, I went through a partial list of my favorite active player names. So to all of you who read it, I have but one question. WHY THE HELL DIDN’T ANYONE TELL ME THAT THERE IS A CONTEST TO DETERMINE THE BEST NAME IN THE MINORS??? This has been going on for […]

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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 […]