You’ve probably heard by now that Elijah Dukes got fined and benched because he showed up late for work. Dukes was five minutes late for stretching drills because he was signing autographs at a local little league. Now that little league has volunteered to pay Dukes’ $500 fine. Buster Olney thinks Major League Baseball should […]

The 2009 Washington Nationals are not going to win the NL East. Shocking, I know. But please let me finish. The 2009 Washington Nationals are not going to win the NL East and are still treating their best talent like they have no idea what the hell to do with them. It started on Opening […]

With the Washington Nationals long gone from the playoff race, many people haven’t noticed the fact that their offense has had a surprisingly strong month. The names on manager Manny Acta’s lineup card had been in flux for the better part of the year, going through such veteran players as Austin Kearns, Ryan Langerhans, Wily […]

It’s not offical yet, but word on the street is that that Rays have dealt outfielder Elijah Dukes to the Nationals. Here’s what the St. Pete Times says: There is plenty of circumstantial evidence that Dukes has been dealt, including word that Nationals GM Jim Bowden was overheard on his cell phone yesterday at the […]

For those of you who missed it (where the hell were you?), last week, we here at UmpBump nominated 27 deserving men to be the first ever recipients of The Douchies, an award that finally recognizes the douchiness of certain individuals employed by Major League Baseball. Close to 500 of you cast a total of […]

Buried within this article about Aubrey Huff is the news that Elijah Dukes of the Tampa Bay Devil Rays somehow became the first base coach in last night’s game played by the Charlotte County Redish of the South Coast League, which is a team managed by former big league slugger Cecil Fielder. Which got me […]

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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

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 […]