When Randy Johnson announced his retirement earlier this week, baseball lost it’s greatest nickname. “The Big Unit” was perfectly descriptive (he is big) and raunchy. With Johnson’s departure, we’re left to wonder, what’s the best nickname of the rest? If you can think of a great nickname that we neglected to include in the poll, […]

On Wednesday we asked readers to guess how many people would show up to watch Randy Johnson try to win number 300, despite the rain, the fact that the game was in Washington D.C., and that the Big Unit is kind of a jerk. But the game got postponed. On Thursday we tried again, and […]

Yesterday, we asked readers to guess how many people would show up to watch Randy Johnson attempt to win his 300th game. At stake was a copy of Ron Darling’s new book, “The Complete Game.” But the game got rained out. So here’s what we’re going to do. We’ve got four hours before Johnson tries […]

On Wednesday, Randy Johnson goes for his 300th win against the Nationals in D.C. The big question: how many people will show up to watch? Umpbump is giving away a free copy of Ron Darling’s book “The Complete Game” to the person who can come the closest to guessing tomorrow night’s paid attendance without going […]

As of this writing, the man they call The Big Unit is five wins shy of joining the ranks of the game’s 300-game winners. You know what that means, right kids? Articles about how he will be the last 300-game winner ever!!! Long time readers (are there any of you out there?) may be getting […]

When Jeff Kent announced his retirement recently, baseball lost much more than a great second baseman. It lost a great mustache. Amazingly, Kent’s ‘stache is not one of the handful of fuzzes that has its own entry in our Unfortunate Facial Hair pantheon. But don’t be fooled: his was truly fabulous fur. And it is […]

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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 […]