I know we have that badass Delicious widget over there on the upper right corner now, but I thought I’d offer an old-fashioned reading post as we cruise towards the weekend: First the Mets had to fight a PR scandal over their new Citi Field, after Citi got bailed out by the American taxpayer (said […]

Not sure if you’ve heard since it went incredibly underreported in the main stream media, but the final game in Yankee Stadium was played this past Sunday. And you know that means, right? Useless stadium crap/memorabilia for sale on eBay! First, we have this magnificent looking cup holder. Isn’t she a beaut? And it’s now […]

Oh, ESPN. Not only did you force me last night to listen to Jon Miller and Joe Morgan pat themselves on the back for an entire inning after “discovering” that the left field foul pole at Yankee Stadium was “in the wrong place” (It’s not. It’s fine. It’s called an optical illusion. The left field […]

Drunk, belligerent Al Reyes to arresting officer: “Don’t tase me, bro!” (DRaysBay) In other booze news, Drunk Jays Fans is having a healthy debate about all those…drunk…Jays…fans. How apt. El Lefty Malo has an intriguing suggestion for Barry Zito: send him down. Fire Joe Morgan took their sarcastic snark to new heights yesterday with YouTube. […]

You might dislike the Yankees. You might be jealous of all those World Championships. Maybe you blame them for financial disparity in all of baseball. Perhaps you think of them as the willing host body upon which the leech Scott Boras feasts. Maybe you’d like to accidentally push Alex Rodriguez down three flights of stairs. […]

1. Jim Rice is the 21st player to win over 70% of votes in the Hall of Fame balloting but fall short of the 75% needed for election. The other 20 players have all ended up in Cooperstown. (Bugs and Cranks has a great rant on the caprice of BBWAA members and the mysterious rise—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 […]

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 […]