One of my coworkers, the fabulous Justin Fox, has a family tradition of creating an elaborate gingerbread structure every holiday season. This year, the Foxes really outdid themselves with an edible recreation of historic Fenway Park: I don’t know what part’s my favorite — the gummi players (two of whom apparently had to dive on […]

Today, UmpBump joined the Yardbarker network, which boasts reputable sites like With Leather, Sports by Brooks, and USS Mariner. And also Curt Schilling’s blog. You can find our YB profile here. Yardbarker is affiliated with Fox Sports on MSN, as well as TMZ sports, so you’ll potentially see some of our posts show up on those sites or […]

This year UmpBump continues its annual tradition of honoring the greats by casting our vote for who we think deserves to be enshrined in the National Baseball Hall of Fame. As always, we vote not just on players currently eligible for Hall of Fame voting under baseball’s arcane eligibility rules, but for any and all […]

The UmpBump team went on a sojourn to Tucson to celebrate the marriage of Coley and his lovely bride Suz. Well, we almost got everybody together, Nick couldn’t make it but thanks to the awesome reality-altering abilities of Photoshop, he joined in the celebration. Congrats to Suz and Coley Ward!

Since there’s not much to do in New England in January when the Pats don’t make the playoffs, I decided to update our blogroll. Rest assured, the list now contains no dead blogs, out-of-date URLs, or lame-o bloggers who take the winter off. Seriously, I just can’t respect anyone who hangs up their keyboard come […]

If you haven’t noticed by now, we have a new button on our site. It’s on the right side of the page, between the “banter” and recent posts. Click it and add Umpbump’s new blidget to your blog or Facebook page! What’s a blidget, you ask? It’s a widget for blogs! Clever, eh? For the […]

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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 […]