Archive for the ‘Infographics’ Category
When, at the end of last week, reports began to surface that Rupert Murdoch’s hideous News Corp would be buying a 49% stake in the New York Yankee’s own TV channel, the YES Network, it became clear that I could no longer be a Yankees fan. Some things are more important than sticking with a team.
I made what can only very loosely be called a chart for the Getting Blanked site regarding this, and the process of choosing a new team to root for:
I’ve been keeping track of my sleep for six years now. I’ve contemplated stopping doing this quite a lot this past year (and previous years), but still I carry on. It’s ridiculous thing to do every morning. But then, so is keeping track of which cap I put on every day.
Click here for full-size version.
A while back, shortly after Adam Yauch’s death, I did a chart of who sang what on “(You Gotta) Fight for Your Right (To Party!)”. At the time, I intended it as the first in a series. Here’s the second in the series, looking at my favourite Beastie Boys song, “The Sounds of Science.” Click the image to embiggen.
TV announcer for the Tampa Bay Rays was reading my book on the telly last night. I is prouds.
A couple of years ago, I did an infographic about Turner, Montana being the farthest town in the contiguous United States from a Major League Baseball park:
(it’s also in the Flip Flop Fly Ball which is still available at bookstores of varying quality).
Journalist Conor Dougherty decided to visit Turner, Montana. You can read his article (and see his video) for the Wall Street Journal here.
I really want to visit Turner now I’ve read and seen that.
Today, the third one went up: it’s an examination of the baseball caps in Justin Bieber videos.
I am quite sure most people reading these words have done this sort of thing at one time or another. You look at one thing on Wikipedia, and before you know it, you’ve got 15 browser tabs open and you’ve been sucked into reading more and more articles on the site. I did that the other night. And last night, I decided to try and map out exactly how I’d spent my four hours. Large version here
I did a big-ass chart about the MLB playoffs for Grantland.
You can see it here.
I hesitate to call this an infographic, because it’s not really very info-y or graphic-y. It will make no sense whatsoever if you are not familiar with the Kraftwerk song, Numbers.
Bigger version here: http://www.flipflopflyin.com/kraftwerk/nummern.html
Should you be in the New York area, today’s local edition of the Wall Street Journal has an interview with me and exclusive infographic printed upon one of its pages.
Alternatively, if you subscribe to the WSJ online, you can see it here.
In all the excitement of getting to see Major League baseball, and more specifically, the Yankees for the first time this year, I forgot to mention this. I had a chart about Derek Jeter in Sports illustrated. Yay. It’s in the current issue, which will as of Wednesday be the previous issue, so should you wish to see it, you should probably hop, skip, or jump down to a newsstand today or tomorrow.
Flip Flop Fly Ball is in stores today. It didn’t really sink in until about 8pm last night. Then it sank in. Then I got drunk. You can order it from these places:
And if you’re still in the mood for me talking about me, I wrote a post for SB Nation about the book, site, my love of baseball, and baseball’s Internet presence:
Well, today one of life’s boxes got ticked: being in the New York Times. All the credit, though, should go to a man called Jeremy, who is the guy handling promotion of my book. He was the one who managed to get my work in there. So, yes, today’s New York Times, page 15 of the magazine, looks like this:
“Flip Flop Fly Ball: An Infographic Baseball Adventure” is in stores on Tuesday. More info here.
My friend Joe took this photo in a branch of Chapters in Toronto. Although the official publication date of my book isn’t until Tuesday, July 5th, it’s on sale up in the Great White North.
You may be aware that ESPN’s Bill Simmons has started a new web site called Grantland. It’s more of a culture site than a sports site. It promises to be good. Chuck Klosterman, Dave Eggers, and Malcolm Gladwell are also involved. They asked me to do an infographic to accompany an article by Andy Greenwald about HBO and their recycling of actors for various shows. So I did. You can see it bigger, and read the article, over at Grantland.
Published July 5th, and pre-order-able of course. More info here.