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It’s been an interesting two months or so as a Met fan blathering off into the blogosphere. Not only has the team (this weekend notwithstanding) been playing better than expected thanks to good/lucky pitching and solid defense, the Mets brass have been, well, logical. Rewind back to Opening Day and maybe you’ll understand. When the […]

In last night’s 3-2 walk-off loss to the Atlanta Braves, The Mets had a chance to take the lead in the top of the ninth against Billy Wagner. After Luis Castillo reached first on an infield hit to begin the inning, Mets manager Jerry Manuel decided to send Gary Matthews, Jr. to bat for #3 […]

So the news just came down that Johan Santana has a serious elbow injury that will require surgery, and is likely done for the season.  Added to the news that Jeff Francouer has a torn ligament in his thumb, it is just ridiculous how injury-bitten the Mets have been this year. But the bigger story […]

Umpbump goes both ways. Wait. Let me rephrase. Umpbumpers are givers and takers. Still sounds wrong. One more time. A collision between player/manager and umpire does not necessarily have to be instigated by the player/manager. The inverse still holds true. There. Nothing sexy about that. Anyhow, it’s true. While most of us think of an […]

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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 […]