The Baseball Graphs Blog

Saturday, April 19, 2008

14 Pitches

The Phillies' Eric Bruntlett just had a tense 14-pitch at bat against Oliver Perez, including a foul ball that was almost a home run. I decided to experiment creating pictures of at bats from MLB's Gameday, and here's what that one looked like -- at least on a computer (stupid major league blackout).

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By the way, Bruntlett walked.
Posted by Studes on 04/19 at 04:07 PM
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Friday, April 18, 2008

The Colbert Bump

This post is a little old, but it concerns one of my favorite TV shows, The Colbert Report. The authors prove that the "Colbert Bump" actually does exist, and they even break their findings into types of bumps. I really like how they take a "spaghetti chart" of lines and mold it into a graph that brings out the basic story. This is something more graphic artists should try to do.
Posted by Studes on 04/18 at 07:28 PM
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Have you seen Muckety?

Since I haven't posted anything here in a while, I figured we all could use a good non-baseball but good-graphic post. Have you seen Muckety? It's an online news source that specializes in stories and the relationships between people in the stories. Check out the relationships between all the players in the recent McCain Girls video.

This is a seriously good use of graphics for information. And now you know how Andy Samberg is related to Arianna Huffington.
Posted by Studes on 04/18 at 03:42 PM
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