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

Dickie V: Impartial To The Very End

I have absolutely no doubt that, had he been on hand at the Little Big Horn in 1876, Dick Vitale would have been jumping wildly and screaming superlatives in support of Crazy Horse. "Custer has to pick up the defense, baby!" Not shown: The Red Sox jersey stashed under his seat, just in case. Video following the jump. … » 10/20/08 11:00am 10/20/08 11:00am