Check out this mechanized sculpture that’s headed for the new Marlins ballpark! Maybe it’s my fondness for plastic pink flamingos, but I love this thing. Unfortunately, I might be the only one. The comments below the video are almost entirely negative. My favorites: There is nothing innovative about this structure… this is supposed to be […]

With news that catching prospect Carlos Santana has been called up by the Indians, the single biggest mistake made so far (among many) by the the McCourt/Colletti regime in their mismanagement of the Dodgers is about to be exposed for all the world to see. For those of you who don’t follow the Dodgers or […]

I have nothing new to add to this story, but it strikes me that any site called UmpBump needs to post video anytime a manager slugs an umpire. Either that, or we’d need to change the name of the blog. And it took me a week to think of “UmpBump.” So here’s the video.

So ESPN’s “Baseball Tonight” and ESPN.com have started pushing Buck Showalter’s plan for realigning baseball.  But if you take even a minute to think through what Buck is proposing, his plan makes no sense at all! Even setting aside the most glaring flaw, which is that Buck’s plan proposes contracting two teams as if that […]

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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 […]