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 […]

“Flamingos are a go” and the Marlins’ new home run…thing rolls into action. It looks, moves and sounds like something the evil fairground manager would hide out inside of during a Scooby Doo cartoon. And Giancarlo Stanton is single handedly going to set it off a couple of dozen times a year. Better get use to […]

Congratulations to the newest member of the Hall of Fame Barry Larkin and onwards with the belated second part of my series on how contenders can use the remaining free agents to fill key gaps on their rosters: Miami Marlins Need: Centre field They might not be targeting a new centre fielder, they seem quite […]

Here’s what I don’t like about the Marlins’ new uniforms: the black caps and jerseys. It seems like the folks who design uniforms decided a while back that black is cool and kids were more likely to buy black caps. But guess what? Kids are stupid and black uniforms are generally pretty lame. The Pirates’ […]

Acquired: Omar Infante, John Buck, Michael Dunn, Javier Javquez. Lost: C Ronny Paulino, 1B/3B Chad Tracy, 2B Dan Uggla, CF Cameron Maybin, RHP Jose Veras, LHP Andrew Miller, LHP Will Ohman. Lineup: CF Chris Coghlan 2B Omar Infante SS Hanley Ramirez RF Mike Stanton 1B Gaby Sanchez LF Logan Morrison C John Buck 3B Donnie […]

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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 […]