Check Out These Beautiful (And Useful) Graphic MLB "Box Scores"

Michael Deal, who previously gave us this infographic of every pitch of the All-Star game as part of his Statlas project, has developed a new take on the MLB box score. The sample above shows the 8th and 9th inning of Game 2 of the ALCS, which, as Deal's line-and-node representations make clear, were a doozy. » 10/23/13 4:34pm 10/23/13 4:34pm

Charts: How Do You Build A Championship Baseball Team?

This season, the A's, Rays, and Pirates used front office wiles to build playoff-bound squads despite having minimal financial resources. Even with these feel-good stories eliminated, though, the four remaining teams still demonstrate that there are many good ways to build a competitive organization. » 10/16/13 1:34pm 10/16/13 1:34pm

Here's Video Of Josh Hamilton's Bat Apparently Hitting A Detroit Fan In…

ALCS. Top of the sixth. Man on second. One out. His Texas Rangers down 2-1. That's when Josh Hamilton lost his grip on a swing which, in turn, sent his bat into a front-row Tigers fan's head. Looks like it hurt. But it doesn't look like it hurt enough to stop guy there from yanking the souvenir from a lady's hands. » 10/11/11 10:15pm 10/11/11 10:15pm

Your Rangers-Tigers ALCS Game Three Open Thread

The ALCS arrives in Detroit tonight with the Texas Rangers up 2-0 on the hometown Tigers. Colby Lewis (postseason: 1-0, 1.50 ERA) is pitching for the Rangers; Doug Fister (1-1, 6.52) for the Tigers. But, Lewis had problems with the Tigers this year, and Fister notched a big win over the Rangers, so all those number… » 10/11/11 8:00pm 10/11/11 8:00pm