NEWSFLASH: It has recently come to our attention thanks to the wonderfully intrepid reporters known as Rush & Molloy that – my god – Cynthia Rodriguez has… a Master’s Degree in Psychology!!! And no one is safe from her Jedi mind tricks. “Cynthia has a master’s degree in psychology. Once she found out how vulnerable […]

That took long. After rumors (well ok, stone-cold hard facts) that A-Rod was seen walking around major cosmopolitan cities in North America, acompanied by a “whorish blonde, and lavinshing extravagant gifts on strippers accross the U.S.” (Perez Hilton’s words, not mine), HBW Alumn Cynthia Rodriguez is out of A-Rod’s life, and out of his apartment. […]

David Halberstam was killed in a car crash today at the age of 73, when another vehicle slammed into the car in which he was a passenger. Halberstam attended Harvard, where he picked up an obsession with the Red Sox and started writing for the Harvard Crimson. After working at dailies in Mississippi and Tennessee and covering […]

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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

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