So here we are people, live-blogging this one-game playoff to set the mood for the eventual playoffs. To quickly recap the steps we had to take to get here: * White Sox were up 2 1/2 games last Wednesday, before the start of the Twins-Sox series. * Twins sweep, winning three games straight, to pull […]

Alright, blatant homerism aside, tonight’s one-game playoff between the Twins and White Sox is by far the cure for the common AL Central Boring Pennant Race. Don’t tell me that as a baseball fan you wouldn’t want the outcome of this thing to be decided this way (poll!!) because I wouldn’t believe you. Not only […]

Yes, Virginia, there will be a one-game playoff tomorrow between the Twins and the White Sox. Forgive me for the exuberance, but last week was a long bloody $#*&% week. And yes, I know its hard to measure the intangibles in baseball, but if ever there was a text-book definition of clutch it was this […]

Just when you thought the baseball gods couldn’t do a whole lot more to keep us in this purgatory hell-hole. C’MON! LET’S GET IT OVER WITH ALREADY!

So there you have it folks, the season is over, and still no AL Central champion. The weekend transpired in perfect-storm fashion for the White Sox, with the Royals winning two outta three in the Dome of Doom, but were not able to capitalize, letting the first two games of the Indians series slip through […]

I didn’t watch the entire game. After the Sox went up 6-1 I thought we had it. Floyd on the mound, a significant lead, the game was in the bag. But as the Twins do best, they chipped, and chipped, and tied, and there, the guy hitting two something with RISP singles-in the winning run. […]

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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 […]