Today’s lunchtime reading put me in an inquisitive mood. So let’s do it up as a questionnaire: From 38Pitches, Curt Schilling would like to know: why wasn’t Kyle Farnsworth ejected for throwing at Manny Ramirez last night? do my homework free From Deuce of Davenport, why does Marty Brennaman hate Cubs fans so much? From […]

Earlier this week, I was hustling to make dinner so that I could get going on this week’s Metro column. Yanking my bowl of soup out of the microwave, I suffered a freak Joel Zumaya-esque accident as the steaming liquid spilled all over my right forearm. I was wearing a wool sweater, which soaked up […]

Ha! So THAT’S where the flame-throwing, punk-ass rookie bitch gets his juice from! Continuing a trend of ball players publicly (albeit unintentionally) endorsing video games, the Detroit Free Press is reporting that Joel Zumaya’s injury during this years ALCS (he was injured?) originated out of the pitcher’s constant play of a certain Air-guitar inducing video […]

So I heard it last night during the ESPN Radio broadcast: the radar gun in St. Louis was showing a 10 mph disparity in between some pitches. No biggie, after all, radar guns have come into question all throughout this post-season. But Joe Morgan said something that caught my attention, he mentioned that Joel Zumaya, […]

It was the wise Gary Payton who once dubbed a young rook by the name of Steve Francis, a naïve mind of sorts, a “Punk-ass bitch” for dissin’ the then Vancouver Grizzlies and forcing a trade to the Houston Rockets – at draft night. But this is UmpBump; and before I stray too far away […]

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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 […]