I’m popping open the virtual champagne this afternoon, as word has come forth from on high that four more Internet writers have been added to the ranks of the BBWAA. (Maybe now that they’re starting to embrace the Interwebs, they can fix their hideous website.) The newbs are ESPN’s Keith Law and Rob Neyer, who […]

On Monday, we wrote a post upon noticing that Edinson Volquez finished fourth in NL Rookie of the Year voting despite the fact that he’s not a rookie. And we challenged our readers to “out” those three BBWAA members who didn’t bother to actually inform themselves of this fact. But before anyone could report back, […]

Clearly, members of the Baseball Writers Association of America do not read UmpBump. If they did, they would know that EDINSON VOLQUEZ IS NOT A FREAKING ROOKIE. And yet, Volquez finished 4th in the National League Rookie of the Year voting. Right. And it’s the bloggers who don’t know what they’re talking about? We’re the […]

I’m all for recognizing true defensive excellence in baseball. Far too often, we the fans ignore the runs that were prevented in favor of runs that were scored. Which is why I felt that Tampa Bay’s acquisition of Jason Bartlett from the Minnesota Twins back in November was a pretty good one. Not only were […]

So I was doing some research for this week’s Boston Metro column, and I googled “Baseball Writers’ Association of America” just to do some fact checking. I had never actually been to the website of the BBWAA before. Looking at their homepage, I got the feeling I wasn’t alone: Holy old-school frijoles! That is some […]

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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 […]

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