For those of you familiar with twitter, you know of its addictive properties, and for those of you who don’t know what the hell it is, imagine being able to tell the world that you’re about to sit on the can and… ok, bad example. The best thing I can compare it to is to […]

Just a reminder that Umpbump will be blogging over at MLB Trade Rumors this and every Saturday afternoon, from 2-6 p.m. EST. Today, we’re doing double duty. Sarah took this morning’s shift. Now it’s Alejandro’s turn. Swing by MLBTR and leave a comment!

The traditional second anniversary gift is cotton. So it would be appropriate for Umpbump to offer free t-shirts to all of our loyal readers. Or at least socks. But instead, we’ve put together a list of all of our highlights from the last 12 months. These are posts that garnered both critical acclaim and record […]

We had great response to the Umpbump fantasy league, thanks in no small part to our friend Tim over at Roto Authority. Without further ado, here are this season’s competitors. Alejandro Leal is a scholar of HTML code, but all too often his fantasy teams end up gettin’ schooled. But this year will be different. […]

Starting today, Umpbump will be blogging over at MLB Trade Rumors. Tim Dierkes, who runs MLBTR (and Roto Authority) has asked us to write for his site every Saturday from 2-7 p.m. This is the big time, people. Umpbump is leaving the nest. It’s a big, cold world out there. But I think we’ll do […]

2008 will go down in history as the year America elected its first African-American or woman president, the year the Coen Brothers finally won their “Best Picture” Oscar, and the year Umpbump finally took the plunge into fantasy baseball. The Umpbump fantasy league will include 12 teams. It will be a head to head league. […]

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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 […]