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Now that the Braves season is all but over, Atlanta fans can start planning for 2008. And, despite this season’s disappointing finish, there is every reason for fans to be excited about next year. First of all, Mark Teixeira will be at first base on opening day and, if he can repeat what he’s done […]

One of the subplots of Tom Glavine’s accomplishment of 300 career wins has been the mini-debate among members of the press regarding whether or not this will be the last time that this round number will be reached. Certainly, a major reason why this debate even exists is to make it a more compelling event for […]

Stepping away from the rumor mill for a bit, we here at Umpbump would be remiss if if we didn’t talk about what may turn out to be a day remembered for greatness that far surpasses any trade that goes down. First up, at 7:05 EST, the New York Yankees will face the Chicago White Sox as […]

On November 2, 1948, the Chicago Daily Tribune boasted the headline that Republican Thomas Dewey had defeated incumbent President Harry Truman to become the 34th President of the United States. The only problem is that nearly sixty years later, no one’s ever heard of a President Thomas Dewey because, well, Dewey lost. More importantly, this […]

My friend Paul, who you might remember is both a Mets fan and a dick (it’s a chicken or the egg thing), sent me this email regarding the Phillies-Mets match up a few minutes ago: I’m not sure if you’ve taken notice, but tonight’s Phils-Mets match up will eature two starting pitchers with a combined […]

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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 […]