September 29, 2014: Mark Teixeira
A chart looking at his value, and the value of other players that have been involved in transactions involving Teixeira.
September 28, 2014: Derek Jeter
It would be very easy to be snarky, as the Internet shows every day, but we would all love a job and career as great as Derek Jeter's.
September 25, 2014: Naptime
It must be tiring being a pitcher sometimes.
September 24, 2014: Between the poles
Two drawings of the areas between the foul poles at major league stadiums. I kinda like that this combines the idea of an infographic with "art."
September 24, 2014: On the moor
Go for a walk on the moor. Feel the wind on your face. Clouds, grasses, heather, birds. Get away from the city, away from life. No cellphone reception, no scores, no line-ups, no statistics, no baseball. A break in the clouds, and the sun reveals the brightest of greens. And there, in the middle of that patch of green: a baseball game.
September 24, 2014: Let's make baseball games longer and more boring
It seems like at least once a season, there will be a bevy of tedious articles where people flap their hands and faint like ladies in Victorian novels about the length of baseball games and how that means people will soon stop going to games and watching on the television. Baseball is long and boring, they say, something has to change! I say NO! It's too short and not boring enough MLB is not doing enough to stop people watching! This is my 20-point plan for making baseball better.
September 17, 2014: Adiós, Foro Sol
This week's NotGraphs post is about Foro Sol, the ballpark of my local team, los Diablos Rojos del México.
September 10, 2014: October 27, 2011
This week's NotGraphs post is a short story called October 27, 2011. The day of game six of that season's World Series.
September 5, 2014: New stuff
Field of Dreams II: An Abridged Novelization. link
The Curse of the Chicago Cubs. link
Cleef Van Lee. link
An island where a baseball-like sport is played. link
Another drawing of my local ballpark. link
Another drawing of Dodger Stadium done with my weaker right hand. link
A drawing of a baseball game. link
August 6, 2014: Spam baseball cards
For this week's NotGraphs post, I took images from images embedded in spam emails that I received last week and made baseball cards for them.
July 30, 2014: Walking around Nápoles
I was stuck for an idea for my NotGraphs post this week, so I went for a walk around my neighbourhood and made an audio recording. It's essentially a rubbish version of NPR or something.
July 29, 2014: More new things
My latest thing for NotGraphs, There's a village on the infield grass.
Elephant as ballplayer.
I've started learning how to use SketchUp, so did a couple of baseball-themed 3D things: a ballplayer and a volcano.
And finally, Nicki Molina or José Minaj (possibly NSFW).
July 16, 2014: A few new things
For NotGraphs, I baseballized some photos from the World Cup: link
Also for NotGraphs, I wrote a post about having a shy bladder, and an imagined double play: link
A drawing of a pitcher: link
Another drawing of Dodger Stadium: link
And the All-Starr Game: link
July 3, 2014: Dodger Stadium
Dodger Stadium is my favourite ballpark. I could happily do a drawing of it every day and never get bored. Well, maybe. Anyway, here are a couple of drawings of it: an ink-on-paper drawing, and one using the iPad app, Adobe Ideas.
July 2, 2014: Eighteen paintings of ballparks
It's five years since I visited a US ballpark. On this anniversary, here are eighteen paintings of the parks I went to.
July 1, 2014: Some new stuff
For NotGraphs, I did all of the MLB teams' names written in the colour code that Peter Saville used on the sleeve for Blue Monday and a couple of other records: link
Also for NotGraphs, I wrote about going to Puebla, a town about two hours from Mexico City, to watch baseball: link
Not for NotGraphs, I did a pie chart re. AT&T Park: link
June 16, 2014: World Cup dates
If, as is likely, you come to this site for baseball-y stuff, then you may well be sick of all the soccer stuff of late. Bear with me, though, it's the World Cup. Important stuff. And here's a chart that's not actually particularly interesting, just it's a way to show some basic information in one place: when during the year each of the World Cups has taken place.
June 11, 2014: Summer 2014
An animated GIF that I did for NotGraphs. About sport in the summer of 2014.
June 6, 2014: Liverpool F.C. at the World Cup
A quick one, looking at Liverpool players who represented their nation at the World Cup.
June 4, 2014: "¿Tacos, Güero?"
Some drawings of vendors at the Daiblos Rojo's ballpark, Foro Sol, in Mexico City. Also, I did a drawing of a ballpark in the shape of a fleur-de-lis for a Carson Cistulli post here. Click on the image in the post to see it bigger.
June 4, 2014: World Cup squads
Here's a chart about the announced World Cup squads, and how many players play club football in their home country. Also an updated look at the history of the World Cup squads of Argentina, Brazil, Italy, and (West) Germany.
June 2, 2014: World Cup kits
Looking at the logos on the kits of teams playing in the World Cup since the start of time. Well, since 1930, anyway. And I finished up an entirely-too-late chart about the Premier League relegation battle in 2011 that I did about 80% of the day after the end of that season, then forgot about it, but it felt like a waste to not finish it, and there may be a handful of people interested, so I did it. That one is here.
May 31, 2014: London football teams
Not an infographic, rather an animation that uses data. Basically, since the 1958-59 season, English football has had four top tiers. Prior to that, there were the first two divisions and two third divisions, a north division, and a south division. Since that season, of the 92 teams in those four divisions, between 11 and 14 of them have always been London-based teams. This animation uses the places of those teams within the four tiers and the colours of those teams to create an animation. The longer a team is in a specific division, the closer to the edge of the circle that team is.
May 28, 2014: Snow globe
New drawing for NotGraphs.
May 21, 2014: Paving Slab Field
New drawing for NotGraphs.
May 19, 2014: Some soccer drawings
First, eleven drawings of teams from the last eleven World Cups. Not winners or great teams, just teams that took part. Partakers, if you will. And a couple of drawings of specific players: the best player in the world, Lionel Messi, and a pretty good Real Madrid player without a face.
May 14, 2014: More drawings
A few more drawings for NotGraphs featuing Arthur Rhodes, José Altuve, Fibonacci, and some clouds. Plus a drawing of some baseball players with six versions, basically showing some of the tenchique and thought process going towards a final piece. See 'em here: http://www.fangraphs.com/not/author/craig-robinson/
May 11, 2014: Premier League 2013-14 chart
Well, as a Liverpool fan, that was a bittersweet end to the season. Amazing to finish second and have Champions League football next season. A bit disappointing to not win the title. Here's a chart about some aspects of the season. I've also updated the chart about Liverpool since 1990-91.
April 10, 2014: Catching up
It's been a while. Off-season came and went, I spent a couple of months in London, lived in a hotel for a while, and now have a new apartment a stone's throw from the stadium of my Mexican soccer team of choice, Cruz Azul. I've not done any infographics about baseball in that time. Weird. Not sure why, but, that's life. I have, though done a bunch of drawings about baseball. Mostly because I have started contributing to NotGraphs. You can see all of the stuff I do for them (a new thing every Wednesday) here. Also of note, I illustrated Matthew Kory's article at Sports on Earth about player nicknames. That's worth a read/look, too. now that I'm a bit more settled in my real life, more infographics soon.
March 26, 2014: Buying Tickets for a Mexican League Home Opener
I wrote about doing such a thing for NotGraphs.
THE SINISTRAL BASEBALL LEAGUE
An invented league that, sadly, only lasted for part of one season. Here's the promotional poster for that league, where short stops are left-handed.
Eric Nusbaum and I went to Hermosillo to watch some Caribbean Series baseball. We wrote and drew about it for Sports on Earth. And, in doing so, produced some other content, too, so I've gathered all the links together, in case you wanna see everything that we did.
Exactly what the title sounds like: Lego representations of baseball players. everything that we did.
FLIP FLOP FLY BALL
An Infographic Baseball Adventure
The photo above might've tipped you off to the fact that there's a book! 160 pages of charts, drawings, essays, and a foreword by Rob Neyer. More info here.
Published by Bloomsbury USA. In stores now.
You can order it from Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and IndieBound.
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