We here at Umpbump have done quite a few all-time teams. We’ve also cataloged quite a series of Hot Baseball Wives. In this post, I will attempt the acrobatic feat of bridging the twain. Yes, reader: The All-Hot Team. For reasons of attention span, or specifically, the lack of it, I am focusing on current […]

Ned Colletti has only been a general manager since 2006, but now that he has designated Delwyn Young for assignment, you can now officially field an entire major-league starting lineup out of the players he has given up on and traded away in just three years. Apparently, Colletti only gave up on Young, a 26-year-old, […]

Over the past week or so, we here at UmpBump have been honoring the festival of baseball joy that is the World Baseball Classic with a series of posts in which we compile our versions of the All-time greatest teams for as many countries around the world as we can. In the end, we managed […]

In honor of the World Baseball Classic, we are coming up with “All-Time Teams” for as many of the participating nations as we can. So far, we’ve done the Canadians, the Italians, the Japanese, the Puerto Ricans, the Cubans, the Venezuelans,  and the Panamanians. Now, we aim the spotlight on the Dominicans! Alas, this year’s […]

Today we continue to honor the World Baseball Classic with another entry in our ongoing series, in which we come up with an “All-Time Team” for as many of the participating nations as we can. Here’s the team for Puerto Rico – the land of mofongo, Menudo and Molinas. The Commonwealth of Puerto Rico currently […]

The World Baseball Classic is now officially under way, and in honor of this nascent tradition and tournament we here at UmpBump are counting down a series of posts highlighting the All-Time teams from several countries. Next up is Cuba. Like many of the other Caribbean countries, Cuba has a rich and storied baseball tradition. […]

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