Alright, blatant homerism aside, tonight’s one-game playoff between the Twins and White Sox is by far the cure for the common AL Central Boring Pennant Race. Don’t tell me that as a baseball fan you wouldn’t want the outcome of this thing to be decided this way (poll!!) because I wouldn’t believe you. Not only […]

7:10 pm Josh Beckett takes the hill and promptly retires the first three Rays’ batters without much effort. His last outing was great (7 K’s, no walks, no runs in five innings in his first start since missing time with tingling/numbness in his fingers), but he hasn’t been very Beckettian this season (4.20 ERA). If […]

Okay, sure, that would have been a more compelling headline 24 hours ago, when the Red Sox could’ve taken the lead in the AL East by beating the Rays last night–but of course, 24 hours ago UmpBump was catatonic because of the extreme jackassery of a company called Siteground. (Apparently, we were gettin’ too big […]

The White Sox held off the sweep yesterday. It was a picture-perfect late summer day in Boston, but the Red Sox managed only 2 runs despite notching 8 hits, 5 walks, and 5 steals (and one call of defensive indifference). We rose to our feet with two out in the bottom of the ninth when […]

Earlier today, Alejandro and I previewed the weekend’s Sox-Sox series. I said that the White Sox could win by being patient,drawing walks, and tiring out the Red Sox starters. Get to the bullpen, I advised, and then let ‘er rip. Alejandro argued that the Red Sox could win by staking an early lead. In Game […]

One of the most pleasing things about having a blog is the ability to use Google and Nexis to remind MSM of all the things they’ve been wrong about. Hifalutin types like to call this “holding the mainstream media accountable.” After all, making predictions is a big part of journalism (though we’re not really sure what it’s supposed to add to the conversation) […]

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December 5, 2011

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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 […]

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