A new infographic-y kinda thing looking at the events following George Brett eating crab legs at Kokomo’s at the Mirage in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Here’s to you, Nick Johnson: you were a major leaguer.
First, I can’t stop myself calling them The Pink Floyd. Second, I can’t stop saying “The Pink Floyd” in a bad John Peel impression. Third, I love Pink Floyd. Fourth, I like making charts. Fifth, here’s a chart looking at who did the songwriting on Pink Floyd albums. I’d always known that Roger Waters kinda dominated as the band went on, but I don’t think I’d ever really realised to what degree. Sixth, this is not about baseball. Anyway: larger version here: http://www.flipflopflyin.com/pinkfloyd/index.html
Happy Australia Day, Australians. Here’s a chart about baseball in your country.
Bigger version here: http://flipflopflyin.com/flipflopflyball/info-australia.html
New infographic, charting the things that happen during an NFL game.
Full size chart here: http://flipflopflyin.com/flipflopflyball/other-130112ravensbroncos.html
This is a work-in-progress concept. It has flaws. It’s a first attempt at charting an NFL game.
Before I explain further, I should mention that my knowledge of American football is minimal at best: I enjoy watching NFL games, I know what a quarterback is, but beyond the basics, I know nothing. The idea of making a chart like this came about because I want to understand the game better. My main sporting interest is baseball, and I had a thought that, to aid my understanding, I could take the idea of the baseball box score (giving the reader a brief overview of what happened during a game) and the idea of keeping score (using graphic elements and abbreviations to tell the story of a game), and applying those ideas in a graphic way to a football game.
It is entirely possible that something like this already exists. I’ve seen the Drive Chart on NFL.com’s GameCenter, but they don’t really tell me, a novice football follower, much graphically. In the chart, I am trying to keep the visual language as simple as possible, but also express as much as I can without the viewer having to keep referring back to the key to see what each graphic element means.
Like I mentioned, there are flaws. There are a few inconsistencies here and there, but I plan on doing another chart of a different game, hopefully this weekend, to address those flaws, and tighten up the concept and design a bit. For one thing, I’d like the next version of this to have fewer words. To add graphic symbols for interceptions, fumbles, penalties, and timeouts.
That being said, I figured it might be worth putting this online in its flawed state for people to look at. I’m moderately happy with this first attempt. I feel like a few more games of data might be enough to tighten up the concept to a point where I could hopefully be able to do something “live,” to follow along a game and fill out a chart, like I would keeping score at a baseball game. Oh, and one thing I guess I should mention: I’ve not changed ends for the teams when they change ends in the game. This is purely to keep the chart neat and understandable: Baltimore are playing left to right, Denver right to left. If you have any thoughts or questions, feel free to contact me.
My new thing for Getting Blanked takes a look at Blue Jays draft picks over the years.
Clicky click for full thing:
A look at the caps I wore during 2012.
One last thing before the holidays. Mauricio Rubio (@MRubio52) put this graphic on his Tumblr site yesterday, noting that Paul Konerko is the only White Sock remaining from the 2005 World Series-winning team. So I made a chart looking at the rest of that season’s White Sox players.
My new thing for Getting Blanked: an anatomical diagram of Kevin Youkilis.
Click the link to see the full piece.
A small part of my new thing for Getting Blanked - A bunch of charts about the final outs (and walk-offs) of every game of the 2012 season.
The full thing is here: http://blogs.thescore.com/mlb/2012/10/12/flip-flop-fly-ball-every-final-out-of-the-2012-season/
New infographic-y thingy. From A.J. Burnett to Z.H. Taylor: Players who use two-initial names.
New and utter superfluous chart: if wins in the MLB 2012 final standings were years, these would be the presidents:
New chart for Getting Blanked: Is Playoff Success Affected By When A Team Clinches?
New chart for Getting Blanked looking at Wins Above Replacement.
New chart for Getting Blanked looking at the colors of MLB teams. Fun fact: if you bleed Dodger Blue, you also bleed Cubbie Blue.