Lego ballplayer No.8: Sergio Romo
The archive: http://flipflopflyin.com/flipflopflyball/lego.html

Lego ballplayer No.8: Sergio Romo

The archive: http://flipflopflyin.com/flipflopflyball/lego.html

Tongue.

Tongue.

For my new chart for Getting Blanked I took what happened during the four World Series games this year, and expressed things graphically.
Full chart, more details, and links to previous charts of this ilk:  http://blogs.thescore.com/mlb/2012/11/08/flip-flop-flyball-world-series-game-diamonds/

For my new chart for Getting Blanked I took what happened during the four World Series games this year, and expressed things graphically.

Full chart, more details, and links to previous charts of this ilk:  http://blogs.thescore.com/mlb/2012/11/08/flip-flop-flyball-world-series-game-diamonds/

My new thing for Getting Blanked: a fairly simple and colourful look at Barry Bonds’ plate appearances. He was very good at baseball. 
http://blogs.thescore.com/mlb/2012/06/27/flip-flop-fly-ball-barry-bonds-plate-appearances-from-1986-2007/

My new thing for Getting Blanked: a fairly simple and colourful look at Barry Bonds’ plate appearances. He was very good at baseball. 

http://blogs.thescore.com/mlb/2012/06/27/flip-flop-fly-ball-barry-bonds-plate-appearances-from-1986-2007/

A visual representation of Matt Cain’s perfect game. For further explanation of the idea behind this, see yesterday’s post of a similar graphic regarding the 2011 World Series.
Full-size version: http://flipflopflyin.com/flipflopflyball/info-mattcain.html

A visual representation of Matt Cain’s perfect game. For further explanation of the idea behind this, see yesterday’s post of a similar graphic regarding the 2011 World Series.

Full-size version: http://flipflopflyin.com/flipflopflyball/info-mattcain.html

Pitcher for the New York (Female) Giants, 1913.
Source and more photographs: http://worldinsport.com/2012/03/the-female-new-york-giants-all-women-professional-baseball-100-years-ago/

Pitcher for the New York (Female) Giants, 1913.

Source and more photographs: http://worldinsport.com/2012/03/the-female-new-york-giants-all-women-professional-baseball-100-years-ago/

December 6, 2003  —   The Edinburgh Diamond Devils were honoured to host Scottish-born baseball legend Bobby Thomson at Meadowmill on Saturday the 6th of December for a special field naming ceremony. The club’s home ground will now be known as ‘Bobby Thomson Field’ after the former Major League outfielder.
http://www.diamonddevils.com/

December 6, 2003 —   The Edinburgh Diamond Devils were honoured to host Scottish-born baseball legend Bobby Thomson at Meadowmill on Saturday the 6th of December for a special field naming ceremony. The club’s home ground will now be known as ‘Bobby Thomson Field’ after the former Major League outfielder.

http://www.diamonddevils.com/


A couple of days ago, I altered the Giants and Dodgers cap logos, wondering what might’ve been had the New York Giants gone to Los Angeles, and the Brooklyn Dodgers gone to San Francisco in 1958. Frivolous fun. Not for Giants and Dodgers fans, it would seem. Here are some of the reactions culled from Twitter, Tumblr, and Facebook.
http://www.flipflopflyin.com/flipflopflyball/info-lagsfd.html

A couple of days ago, I altered the Giants and Dodgers cap logos, wondering what might’ve been had the New York Giants gone to Los Angeles, and the Brooklyn Dodgers gone to San Francisco in 1958. Frivolous fun. Not for Giants and Dodgers fans, it would seem. Here are some of the reactions culled from Twitter, Tumblr, and Facebook.

http://www.flipflopflyin.com/flipflopflyball/info-lagsfd.html

If things had been just a little different in 1958. http://www.flipflopflyin.com/flipflopflyball/info-lagsfd.html

If things had been just a little different in 1958. http://www.flipflopflyin.com/flipflopflyball/info-lagsfd.html

Brian Wilson: Beach Boy or Giant?
I’m a Beach Boys fan. My favourite band, by far. When I visited Los Angeles for a few days in 2008, I only reallywanted to see three things: Dodger Stadium, Angel Stadium, and Marina Del Rey, the place where Dennis Wilson died. Last year, I was clearing out some CDs, and a friend, who is in his early twenties was looking through the stuff I was keeping. He saw some Brian Wilson solo albums and bootlegs, and said, “He’s got the same name as the Giants closer!” Maybe that is where the generation gap occurs. Beach Boy or Giant? So I looked at Google Images and made a chart. And for obvious reasons that I couldn’t resist, there’s a break from the usual use of Gill Sans.

Brian Wilson: Beach Boy or Giant?

I’m a Beach Boys fan. My favourite band, by far. When I visited Los Angeles for a few days in 2008, I only reallywanted to see three things: Dodger Stadium, Angel Stadium, and Marina Del Rey, the place where Dennis Wilson died. Last year, I was clearing out some CDs, and a friend, who is in his early twenties was looking through the stuff I was keeping. He saw some Brian Wilson solo albums and bootlegs, and said, “He’s got the same name as the Giants closer!” Maybe that is where the generation gap occurs. Beach Boy or Giant? So I looked at Google Images and made a chart. And for obvious reasons that I couldn’t resist, there’s a break from the usual use of Gill Sans.

The 2010 San Francisco Giants rotation.

The 2010 San Francisco Giants rotation.

NLCS reflected in the closet door.

NLCS reflected in the closet door.

Tim Lincecum

Tim Lincecum

#22. Tim Lincecum.

#22. Tim Lincecum.

#21. Brian Wilson.

#21. Brian Wilson.