If you’re on the brink, every game is a game 7 and should be played as such.

It may have resulted in my team completing an historic failure, but last night was the greatest night of baseball I can remember. I’ve seen great games, great drama and great playoff match ups, but full the scale and reach of the drama last night tops them all. I’m sure there will be inquests in […]

So Thomas Boswell, the venerable sports columnist for the Washington Post, decided to write a reaction piece about one of the greatest single days in the history of baseball, and got everything completely backwards. In the strange recesses of Boswell’s mind, the crazy, glorious night of baseball we just witnessed is clear evidence that baseball […]

Just three weeks ago I said to anyone who would listen, “the end of this baseball season is boring.” You said it too. Admit it. There were no compelling playoff races, save for the AL West. And it wasn’t long before that division got boring, too. Pundits pointed to the lack of drama in the […]

This week, I did something a little rash. I splurged and bought two tickets to the first NLDS game at Chase Field. As a Phillies fan living in Tucson, AZ, I’m hoping that the Diamondbacks end up playing the Phillies in the first round. When I bought the tickets, that scenario looked likely. Now? All […]

New York Post columnist Mike Vaccaro is the latest scribe to throw his support behind adding a second wild card team to both leagues. The plan that Vaccaro and others endorse would pit the two wild card teams in each league against each other in a one-game playoff, with the winner moving on to play […]

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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 […]