Today the Cubs fired GM Jim Hendry. That seemed inevitable, didn’t it? Under Hendry’s watch, the Cubs became both terrible and expensive. And that’s not a recipe for keeping one’s GM job. But wait! Didn’t I read recently that Hendry’s job was safe? Yes, yes I did. I read it on MLB Trade Rumors, which […]

“You guys headed over here, light a match”

First, Coley pointed me to a funny tweet courtesy of’s Jerry Crasnick: Phils special asst. Charlie Kerfeld just came up to me in the lobby. “I have a question for you,” he said. “What the heck is a Twitter?” Prior to this, I had no idea that Charlie Kerfeld was working as a special […]

Just a quick reminder that it’s easy to get updates about new Umpbump posts on Twitter. Just click on our Twitter icon at the lower right corner of the screen, beneath the “marketplace” section. What is Twitter? I’ll let Mr. Will Leitch explain it.

For those of you familiar with twitter, you know of its addictive properties, and for those of you who don’t know what the hell it is, imagine being able to tell the world that you’re about to sit on the can and… ok, bad example. The best thing I can compare it to is to […]

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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 […]