Phillies’ pitcher Brett Myers is charged with hitting his wife on a crowded Boston street. But his wife now says she wants the charges dropped. From the AP: BOSTON – The wife of Philadelphia Phillies pitcher Brett Myers does not want her husband prosecuted for allegedly hitting her face on a street near Fenway Park, […]

From the “what are the odds?” department: In the ninth inning of the Baltimore Orioles’ game against Minnesota on Saturday, Jay Gibbons hit a foul ball that injured his wife.Gibbons fouled a ball straight back over the screen and into the rib cage of his wife, Laura. “She’s just a little bruised up. She’s going […]

 Yesterday, Brett Myers pitched his first game in Philadelphia since he beat his wife, got arrested, and, after starting against the Red Sox less than 36 hours later, took a leave of absence from the team. The Boston fans, of course, booed Myers lustily. I mean, really gave it to him. Inhaled deeply and really let it all out, projecting from […]

All aboard the crazy train! Darren “Dutch” Daulton had it all. And now he’s lost it. Totally lost it. One of the best catchers of his era, Daulton led the 1993 Phillies to the World Series and played for the 1997 Marlins team that won the championship. He was an all-star, a club-house leader, and […]

All aboard the crazy train! Darren “Dutch” Daulton had it all. And now he’s lost it. Totally lost it. One of the best catchers of his era, Daulton led the 1993 Phillies to the World Series and played for the 1997 Marlins team that won the championship. He was an all-star, a club-house leader, and […]

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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 […]