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 […]

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At the beginning of this season, we asked if putting Joe Torre and Ned Colletti together in the same organization was going to mutually exacerbate both of their well-known predilictions for big-name “experienced veterans.” Clearly, the answer is a resounding “YES.” Dangling well-known veteran players in front of Colletti and Torre must be like dangling […]

I was going to write this big post about how insanely unbelievable it was that Joe Torre didn’t use George Sherrill (or at least Jonathan Broxton) in the 10th inning of yesterday’s opening game of a three-game set with the Colorado Rockies, but the guy over at “Mike Scioscia’s Tragic Illness” has already said everything […]

Tonight, Joe Torre brought Jonathan Broxton in to pitch the eighth inning instead of the ninth, and Broxton wasn’t happy about it: Torre brought in Broxton one inning early, flip-flopping him with Sherrill to face the heart of the Cubs’ lineup. “I couldn’t resist it, really,” Torre said. The manager said he didn’t think Broxton […]

It is one of modern baseball’s grandest traditions. Every year, without fail, Joe Torre breaks a right-handed relief pitcher through ridiculous overuse, while other, perfectly good relievers languish unused in the pen. It happened to Steve Karsay, Chris Hammond, Paul Quantrill, Tom Gordon, Scott Proctor, and Cory Wade, and now this year it’s already happened […]

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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 […]