Last night, Giancarlo Stanton turned around on a 72 mph Jamie Moyer offering and took it to left field for a grand slam that put the Marlins up 6-4 against the Rockies. It’s fair to say that that description doesn’t quite do justice to the video of the homer in question. Only four home runs […]

Say whatever else about the man, but no one can claim that Ryan Howard is not a big-time homerun hitter. Last night, Howard broke a Major League record by hitting his 200th HR in 658 career games, which is the fewest number of games played of anyone who has ever reached that mark. So kudos […]

David Ortiz finally hit a dinger. I don’t think words can quite do justice to the response in Fenway. But they say a picture’s worth a thousand words — so when that ball got out, this is approximately what happened in Boston:

Manny Ramirez belted his 500th career home run tonight in Baltimore. (Why didn’t he do it on the West Coast road trip? “It’s too late, nobody would see it.” So true.) To celebrate the occasion, UmpBump presents its third edition of Manny Being Poetic, in which we take Manny’s quotes and rearrange them into the […]

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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 […]