The bettors have spoken, and the odds for the 2010 Fall Classic are set. They’re bullish on the Yanks repeating as world champs, giving the Bronx Bombers 3-1 odds. They’re higher on the Boston Red Sox than the Beantowners’ own sour-pussed fans are, giving the Red Stockings 6-1 odds. But the surprise candidate may be […]

The Mitchell Report on steroid use in baseball will be released tomorrow and is expected to name at least 50 major league players, and perhaps as many as 80. But this morning, I’ve been thinking about a different scandal. As part of Hall of Fame week on UmpBump, we posted a poll asking you to […]

I’m not going to bother with a lot of build up. Below is the transcript of today’s Dan Patrick radio show. He interviews Pete Rose, who subsequently admits betting on his own team — every night! From “The Dan Patrick Show”: Pete Rose – I bet on my team every night. OK. I didn’t bet […]

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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 […]