After the 2007 season, Chipper Jones complained the wrong third baseman had won the NL Gold Glove Award: “When I find out [David Wright won] I was speechless, for quite some time,” Chipper said. “Certainly the guys with the least amount of errors and best fielding percentage quite obviously didn’t win it.” Now, on the […]

Before Braves management hastily muzzled Chipper Jones yesterday afternoon, the third baseman and Hooters aficionado strongly suggested that he would be retiring at the end of this season. Chipper has long said that he would hang up the cleats once he felt he was unable to significantly contribute at the Major League level. After looking […]

  I should welcome Chipper Jones’ retirement, which seems imminent. I’m a Phillies fan, and Jones killed the Phils. Over his career, he hit .337/.452/.610 against Philadelphia. That’s just mean. Chipper named his youngest son Shea, because he loved to hit at Shea Stadium. But make no mistake about it, he hit even better at […]

A while back, we questioned the notion that the Braves’ trade for Adam LaRoche was about 2010. Today we’ll take a look at who might play 1B for Atlanta next season. The contenders: 1. Adam LaRoche, the team’s current 1B, will be a free agent at the end of the season and could be resigned. […]

Today, Buster Olney writes about Chipper Jones’ defensive struggles and says: Chipper Jones says he might retire if he has another season like this one, writes David O’Brien. Remember, he just signed a three-year, $42 million extension, which runs through 2012. Yes, he is a first-ballot Hall of Famer. That last line — Yes, he […]

From left to right, Chipper Jones, Matt Duff (former St. Louis Cardinal), Tom Martin (New York Mets), Adam LaRoche (Pittsburgh Pirates), Ryan Langerhans (Washington Nationals) and Willie Robertson (son of world famous duck hunter).

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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 […]