My new chart for Getting Blanked looks at the career to date of a very fine baseball player: Alex Rodriguez.
Go here to see the full chart: http://blogs.thescore.com/mlb/2012/10/24/flip-flop-fly-ball-alex-rodriguez-a-very-fine-baseball-player/

My new chart for Getting Blanked looks at the career to date of a very fine baseball player: Alex Rodriguez.

Go here to see the full chart: http://blogs.thescore.com/mlb/2012/10/24/flip-flop-fly-ball-alex-rodriguez-a-very-fine-baseball-player/

Clickity click here to see the big-ass infographic thingy about the Championship Series that I did for Sports on Earth.

Clickity click here to see the big-ass infographic thingy about the Championship Series that I did for Sports on Earth.

I made a simple animated map showing the changes in the MLB divisions, 1969-2013.
Click here to see it animated: http://flipflopflyin.com/flipflopflyball/info-joydivisions.html

I made a simple animated map showing the changes in the MLB divisions, 1969-2013.

Click here to see it animated: http://flipflopflyin.com/flipflopflyball/info-joydivisions.html

New map thingy: The foul lines of MLB do not create infinite ballfields.
http://flipflopflyin.com/flipflopflyball/info-foullines.html

New map thingy: The foul lines of MLB do not create infinite ballfields.

http://flipflopflyin.com/flipflopflyball/info-foullines.html

New chart looking at percentage of the season that is regular season and playoffs in North American sports. 
http://flipflopflyin.com/flipflopflyball/info-regpostseason.html

New chart looking at percentage of the season that is regular season and playoffs in North American sports. 

http://flipflopflyin.com/flipflopflyball/info-regpostseason.html

New chart for Getting Blanked, looking at the twenty pitchers who have thrown the most innings so far this season.

http://blogs.thescore.com/mlb/2012/08/30/flip-flop-fly-ball-innings-pitched/

A look at Aroldis Chapman’s season so far.
http://blogs.thescore.com/mlb/2012/08/16/flip-flop-fly-ball-chapmania/
Super quick and simple chart looking at how much of the Astros’ opening day roster remains.
Full chart here: http://flipflopflyin.com/flipflopflyball/info-2012astros.html

Super quick and simple chart looking at how much of the Astros’ opening day roster remains.

Full chart here: http://flipflopflyin.com/flipflopflyball/info-2012astros.html

Another visual representation of a game. This time, an animated version of last Thursday’s Rays-Nationals game.
My friend Pete (who runs the excellent nocoastoffense site) mentioned that it might be interesting to animate it, so the game “plays” graphically.
To make it easier to see the progression through the game, I dimmed the colours on the team that aren’t batting during each half-inning.
Full size version: http://flipflopflyin.com/flipflopflyball/info-raysnats120621.html

Another visual representation of a game. This time, an animated version of last Thursday’s Rays-Nationals game.

My friend Pete (who runs the excellent nocoastoffense site) mentioned that it might be interesting to animate it, so the game “plays” graphically.

To make it easier to see the progression through the game, I dimmed the colours on the team that aren’t batting during each half-inning.

Full size version: http://flipflopflyin.com/flipflopflyball/info-raysnats120621.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

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

This is an experiment. It’s not really meant to be an infographic as such, as it doesn’t do what an infographic should do. It’s a first attempt at trying to create something that can visually tell you something about each game. 
The idea began when I was at a Diablos Rojos game, and I paid attention to something I have seen hundreds of times. It wasn’t something I’d actually bothered noticing and thinking about before, though: the dirt and white line gets more scuffed up between home and first base than it does between third and home. A pretty basic thing, but it got me thinking about how much each base path is used.
Unless the catcher drops a third strike, the only time the base paths aren’t used is when a batter strikes out. For fly outs, line outs, and ground outs, the out occurs somewhere along the first baseline.
So the above “diamonds” attempt to record everything that happened, and between which bases, during the 2011 World Series.
A quick note: in game six, Matt Holliday was picked off third base. I’ve put the line representing that pick off between third and home on that game’s “diamond.” It seems a bit strange to do that, but I figure he was out between third and home, not between second and third.
See it full size here: http://flipflopflyin.com/flipflopflyball/info-2011wsdiamonds.html

This is an experiment. It’s not really meant to be an infographic as such, as it doesn’t do what an infographic should do. It’s a first attempt at trying to create something that can visually tell you something about each game. 

The idea began when I was at a Diablos Rojos game, and I paid attention to something I have seen hundreds of times. It wasn’t something I’d actually bothered noticing and thinking about before, though: the dirt and white line gets more scuffed up between home and first base than it does between third and home. A pretty basic thing, but it got me thinking about how much each base path is used.

Unless the catcher drops a third strike, the only time the base paths aren’t used is when a batter strikes out. For fly outs, line outs, and ground outs, the out occurs somewhere along the first baseline.

So the above “diamonds” attempt to record everything that happened, and between which bases, during the 2011 World Series.

A quick note: in game six, Matt Holliday was picked off third base. I’ve put the line representing that pick off between third and home on that game’s “diamond.” It seems a bit strange to do that, but I figure he was out between third and home, not between second and third.

See it full size here: http://flipflopflyin.com/flipflopflyball/info-2011wsdiamonds.html
New chart for Getting Blanked looking at baseball players’ height.
Full chart here: http://blogs.thescore.com/mlb/2012/06/14/flip-flop-fly-ball-height-of-mlb-players/

New chart for Getting Blanked looking at baseball players’ height.

Full chart here: http://blogs.thescore.com/mlb/2012/06/14/flip-flop-fly-ball-height-of-mlb-players/

Infographic lesson #1: putting information next to graphic elements and calling it an “infographic” is like thinking this is the NBA.

Infographic lesson #1: putting information next to graphic elements and calling it an “infographic” is like thinking this is the NBA.

Here’s a new chart I did for Getting Blanked looking at offensive production by position for the last 20 seasons, also comparing premium defensive positions’ production and offensive positions’ production, and also the differences between the DH in the AL, and the pitcher in the NL.
http://blogs.thescore.com/mlb/2012/05/17/flip-flop-fly-ball-offensive-performance-by-position/

Here’s a new chart I did for Getting Blanked looking at offensive production by position for the last 20 seasons, also comparing premium defensive positions’ production and offensive positions’ production, and also the differences between the DH in the AL, and the pitcher in the NL.

http://blogs.thescore.com/mlb/2012/05/17/flip-flop-fly-ball-offensive-performance-by-position/

My latest chart for Getting Blanked looks at the impressive 20-strikeout games by Roger Clemens, Roger Clemens, and Kerry Wood. 
Update: Now includes Randy Johnson’s effort from 2001.
http://blogs.thescore.com/mlb/2012/05/07/flip-flop-fly-ball-20-strikeout-games/

My latest chart for Getting Blanked looks at the impressive 20-strikeout games by Roger Clemens, Roger Clemens, and Kerry Wood. 

Update: Now includes Randy Johnson’s effort from 2001.

http://blogs.thescore.com/mlb/2012/05/07/flip-flop-fly-ball-20-strikeout-games/