If it wasn’t for the Boston Red Sox I wouldn’t be a baseball fan. Or, to be more accurate, if it wasn’t for Pedro Martinez I wouldn’t be a baseball fan. There’s not a lot of exposure to the game here in the UK so it took the greatness of Pedro to first grab my […]

Stan Hoffman says Cliff Lee’s decision to sign with the Phillies means more than just a better shot at the championship. It means we now have to view Philly fans in a new light. The Philadelphia fan – edgier than most, oftentimes outrageous, sometimes obnoxious – has been defined for decades by the times when […]

Unfortunately, I couldn’t be in Philly last night for the big game. Couldn’t pound a Yuengling in the parking lot and then smash the bottle on the ground. Couldn’t help tip over a car. And I wasn’t the only one. Lots of Philly fans are spread out all over the world. My friend Alicia, who […]

A friend of mine–a Red Sox fan friend–just texted me from the Sox-Angels game in Anaheim. How did he score tickets to ALDS Game 1, you might ask yourself? Good question. Well, it turns out that he walked up to the ticket window…. And paid them 40 bucks…. Two hours before game time. Bite me.

Drunk, belligerent Al Reyes to arresting officer: “Don’t tase me, bro!” (DRaysBay) In other booze news, Drunk Jays Fans is having a healthy debate about all those…drunk…Jays…fans. How apt. El Lefty Malo has an intriguing suggestion for Barry Zito: send him down. Fire Joe Morgan took their sarcastic snark to new heights yesterday with YouTube. […]

Baseball season is underway in Philadelphia. How do you know it is? From the Philadelphia Inquirer: It was dollar-dog night, and fans at the sold-out park – presumably not fervent Nationals fans fired up about their city’s first 3-0 start since 1951 – threw hot dogs, drinks and bottles onto the field afterward. Debris nearly […]

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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 […]