Acquisitions: 1B Derrek Lee, SS J.J. Hardy, 3B Mark Reynolds, INF Brendan Harris, RHP Justin Duchscherer, DH Vladimir Guerrero. Losses: Ty Wigginton, Corey Patterson, RHP Matt Albers, probably Kevin Millwood. Projected Roster: 2B Brian Roberts CF Adam Jones RF Nick Markakis DH Vladimir Guerrero LF Luke Scott 1B Derrek Lee 3B Mark Reynolds C Matt […]

In the summer of 2003, following college graduation, my buddies Zvee, Henry and I went on a baseball park road trip. One of the first stops we made was at Camden Yards. It was a great game. Orioles v. Cubs. We had tickets right next to the home team’s dugout. It was a week or […]

I hate writing this on the heels of Coley’s recent post about the fan-friendly seating at Turner Field. Thanks to my brother’s generosity, I’ve been going to Shea Stadium this year on the Saturday Ticket Plan, where the purchase entitles you to keep the same seat all season for every Saturday home game. It’s a pretty fair deal […]

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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 […]