The baseball world is buzzing about ESPN’s recent decision to not renew Joe Morgan’s contract for Sunday Night Baseball after 21 years. Many are wondering if this has anything to do with Morgan’s near-legendary dislike and distrust of modern statistics, as satirized by the now defunct blog “Fire Joe Morgan.” Joe Morgan was singled out […]

I love me some mlb new media goonies

MLBAM has been quite the busy little new media whore.

TBS is showing a re-run of the Steve Harvey Show. I don’t even know what that is. My boyfriend had to spell it for me. WHERE IS MY BASEBALL? WHERE IS MY BECKETT? WHERE IS TROPICANA FIELD? Right about now, those mowhawked, blue-haired, cowbell-ringin’ Rays fans are standing and screaming, “NOT IN OUR HOUSE, MUTHAF*CKAS!” […]

That sharp pain you feel in your back isn’t a piece of maple bat wedge in between your ribs, it’s Big Cable’s hunting knife half way in your spinal chord. And trust me, they’re about to twist it some more. Thanks to a leaked memo, we learned back in January that Time Warner was considering […]

After whining themselves into the DirecTV deal, Cable suddenly forgot what team it’s playing for. The technology landscape has changed dramatically since last year’s ill-fated DirecTV-Extra Innings exclusive deal; more and more people have migrated to the web to watch TV shows and download movies, something that’s been traditionally and intrinsically tied to the Television […]

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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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Annual UmpBump Hall of Fame Balloting: 2011 Edition

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