Is it really only Wednesday? Alas, so it would seem. Let’s have some lunchtime linkage: Barry Zito needs himself a slumpbuster. BabesLoveBaseball has some suggestions. If that doesn’t work out, the Fresno Beehive would like him to come to Fresno. The AAA Grizzlies need an ace, Barry! Another installment in Deadspin‘s excellent series of horrifying […]

Earlier this week, I was hustling to make dinner so that I could get going on this week’s Metro column. Yanking my bowl of soup out of the microwave, I suffered a freak Joel Zumaya-esque accident as the steaming liquid spilled all over my right forearm. I was wearing a wool sweater, which soaked up […]

LOS ANGELES–In a last minuted trade deadline deal, the Disabled List reacquirered longtime fan-favorite Nomar Garciaparra today from the Los Angeles Dodgers in exchange for triple-A first base prospect James Loney. Garciaparra had developed a devoted following among fans of the DL with memorable performances in several previous tours of duty, including a gorgeous wrist injury […]

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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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