Following on from a run through the American League awards, here’s some sure to be wrong predictions for the senior league. MVP – Justin Upton When trade rumours began circling around Upton just over a year ago, there were some  impressive packages of young talent being (theoretically) together as fans and analysis lined up to work out […]

“You guys headed over here, light a match”

Kenny Williams is a nonconformist. When other GMs zig, he zags. Just when you think you’ve got him figured out, he goes an does something crazy. Take the recent amateur draft. Williams made a pick that only a father could love. Literally. From Keith Law’s ESPN Insider draft blog: The worst pick of the day […]

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I do try to control my raging Boston homer impulses here on UmpBump, but there’s only so much a girl can do. I’ve just got all these BoSox-centered thoughts rattling around in the old bean, and I’ve got let some of them out! But if you stick it out for a few paragraphs, there will […]

Arguing balls and strikes is a no-no, and last night umpire Phil Cuzzi tossed White Sox manager Ozzie Guillen before the latter had taken his second step out of the dugout. But that didn’t stop Ozzie from giving Cuzzi an earful after getting “bumped”:

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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 […]