Today we continue our occasional series wherein we rank the greatest ballplayers of all time at each position using the seemingly ridiculous but surprisingly effective method of aggregating the first ten top-10 rankings at each position to turn up in a Google search, on the assumption that millions of clicks and links must contain some […]

Every once in a while, a columnist writes something so silly and pointless that even newspaper website commenters recognize it as a waste of pixels. Such was the case when AJC’s Terence Moore decided to delve into the issue of who should get credit for drafting Chipper Jones. Moore, it seems, got a call from […]

Picking up where my colleague Paul left off, here are some random links – think of them as a pick-me-up: » That walk-off that Vlade hit last night? Well it meant the world and more to Bootcheck. » Let’s beat a dead horse. Aaron is bitter because Bonds is chasing his record. » The O’s […]

AJC columnist Terence Moore tracked down Hank Aaron and asked him if he planned to be on hand when/if Barry Bonds breaks his home run record. Aaron said no. Hell no. “I’m sorry Barry feels that way, and I don’t have any resentment toward him whatsoever, but I have no intention of trying to get […]

  In a recent Philly News poll, 612 people were asked who they thought the greatest homerun hitter of all time was: Aaron, Ruth or Bonds. 56 percent said Ruth, because he set the standard. 36 percent said Aaron, because he hit the most homeruns. 2 percent said Bonds, because he hit 73 homeruns in […]

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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 […]

According to the internet, "The Little Napoleon" John McGraw was the greatest manager of all time.

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 […]