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Bieber and ballcaps

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I’m doing a fortnightly baseball-themed infographic for the Getting Blanked blog on top Canadian sports Web site, The Score. Forgot to mention it before.

Today, the third one went up: it’s an examination of the baseball caps in Justin Bieber videos.

(You can see the first one and second one by clicking the appropriate words. You know how to do it; using the Internet is easy for someone of your obvious intelligence.)

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February 23rd, 2012 at 3:49 pm

Four hours with Wikipedia

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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

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November 16th, 2011 at 11:43 am

Baseball playoffs chart

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I did a big-ass chart about the MLB playoffs for Grantland.

You can see it here.

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October 3rd, 2011 at 2:52 pm

Nummern/Numbers

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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

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September 4th, 2011 at 8:05 pm

Score bugs

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August 30th, 2011 at 10:52 am

The Beatles at ballparks

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August 9th, 2011 at 3:53 pm

Too much infographicking

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August 7th, 2011 at 4:26 pm

Wall Street Journal

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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.

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July 26th, 2011 at 11:47 am

SI

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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.

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July 18th, 2011 at 11:21 am

My book, in stores now

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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:

Amazon
Barnes and, indeed, Noble
IndieBound

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:

A Man of Many Countries Discovers the Country of Baseball

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July 5th, 2011 at 1:17 pm

New York Times, featuring me

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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.

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July 3rd, 2011 at 11:49 am

Dear readers of Canada

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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.

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June 29th, 2011 at 4:51 pm

New infographic

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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.

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June 9th, 2011 at 12:18 pm

Posted in Infographics,Links

Thank you, Mr. UPS delivery man

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Published July 5th, and pre-order-able of course. More info here.

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April 25th, 2011 at 1:43 pm

Parrot

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January 8th, 2011 at 12:45 am

Posted in Infographics,Silly

Christmas songs in the UK

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After having a wee moan yesterday about the UK Christmas Number One being hijacked by a TV karaoke show, then last year by wacky students, I figured I should actually bother to look how true that is. So I went and looked at the top five singles for the Christmas week since 1970, the year I was born. Basically, what we see is the 1970s and 80s had a decent proportion of Christmassy songs floating around. I’ve disqualified blatantly sentimental stuff or novelty records that may have had Christmas-themed videos, but weren’t actually Christmas songs. That includes “Stay Another Day” by East 17 which, while a fantastic song, is not a Christmas song. Tacking some bells on to a song, and having a snowy video doesn’t make it a Christmas song.

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December 14th, 2010 at 5:04 pm