The baseball world is buzzing about ESPN’s recent decision to not renew Joe Morgan’s contract for Sunday Night Baseball after 21 years. Many are wondering if this has anything to do with Morgan’s near-legendary dislike and distrust of modern statistics, as satirized by the now defunct blog “Fire Joe Morgan.” Joe Morgan was singled out […]

Considering baseball is one of the most popular sports in the Spanish speaking world, it’s a shame the language is getting butchered left and right.

I get really tired of all these ESPN “analysts” who don’t seem to know anything about any teams outside of the two eastern divisions. Do they even watch west coast games at all? Are they already asleep on the East Coast by the time the West Coast teams play? What’s been really annoying about the […]

So ESPN’s “Baseball Tonight” and 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 […]

While reporting on the story that three members of the Nippon Ham Fighters baseball team has been diagnosed with swine flu (including former MLBer Terrmel Sledge), ESPN makes a mistake that’s all too common. For the last time, they are not the Ham Fighters. They are simply the Fighters. Nippon Ham is the company that […]

Step right up, get your Saturday afternoon reading right here! First, Baseball Prospectus Unfiltered has a must-read interview with Chili Davis on being the only Yankee to get a hit—and a home run, at that—in Pedro Martinez’s famous, 17-strikeout game in Yankee stadium from 1999. Home Run Derby has the sad-hilarious (sadlarious?) pictures of some […]

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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 […]