We’re living in a golden age of third basemen! Weeeeeee! Second base is the new third base! How chic! Centerfield is so hot right now! Yowsa! What’s next? A pitcher who throws lefty and righty?

Fifteen games into the season, I’m already tired of dealing with all the articles/blog posts about what the Mets need to fix. To illustrate my point, here’s just a sampling of what people have written just over the past few days regarding what’s wrong with the New York Mets: The team is incable of hitting […]

Earlier this week, Umpbump reminded you about where we stand on the Hall of Fame candidates. Here’s what some other folks on the internets are saying about the eligible players: Joe Posnanski examines the merits of each and every Hall of Fame inductee in an attempt to better understand … something. He must have been […]

We may only have another day to enjoy this, Sox fans, since Josh Beckett and his craptastic oblique will be taking the mound for Boston tomorrow and who knows what will happen. To get the maximum enjoyment out of this moment—and I am still doing secret little cha-cha moves up and down the corridors at […]

The Boston Herald is reporting that Manny will get his haircut “some time this week” at a place called Fantastic Sam’s, in a promotional stunt that will benefit some Dodgers charities. But that won’t stop the Dodgers from selling “Manny bandannas,” replicas of the blue skullcap he wears under his baseball cap – with fake […]

Hot dag, yo, are we the only sports blog not banned in China? Or are we in fact banned in China and we just don’t know it? That is one looong cup of coffee: it had been 21years in between minor league starts for Tom Glavine when he took the hill for the Myrtle Beach […]

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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 […]