Do You Deserve That Foul Ball? Consult This Handy Chart

There's some impassioned debate going on in the comments on the post about the couple in Texas failing to surrender a foul ball to the weeping child beside them. What are the real rules, here? Possession is nine-tenths of the law? Children first? What's the right thing to do to avoid the censure of Michael Kay and… » 4/26/12 5:14pm 4/26/12 5:14pm

Homemade Infographic: What Were The Gayest (And Straightest) Super…

We're doing a season-long NFL roundtable with our friends at Slate. Check back here each week as a rotating cast of football watchers discusses the weekend's key plays, coaching decisions, and traumatic brain injuries. » 1/30/12 5:25pm 1/30/12 5:25pm

Homemade Infographic: Is The World Series Famous Enough For Dirk…

Maybe Major League Baseball is preventing Dirk Nozitzki from throwing out the first pitch for the Texas Rangers for some reason other than as a courtesy to NBA owners, an intersport extension of the basketball lockout. Maybe it really is that as they weighed "what makes sense for the team and a good broad-base national… » 10/19/11 5:58pm 10/19/11 5:58pm

Homemade Infographic: Where Are ESPN's Naked Jocks Hiding And Tucking…

The conceptual problem with ESPN The Magazine's Body Issue leads directly into the practical problem with it. Conceptually, as soon as you strip off the athletes' clothing to call more attention to their forms, you diminish the function that's supposed be integral to those forms, and you call attention to the mere fact … » 10/07/11 8:15am 10/07/11 8:15am

A Homemade Infographic To Help Explain Who Is Still Chasing The…

Adrian Beltre, who the Boston Red Sox decided not to keep around this year, hit three home runs this afternoon, carrying the Texas Rangers into the American League Championship Series. That's two more homers than any Red Sox third baseman hit in any game this year. Just one of those subtle statistical indicators that… » 10/04/11 5:40pm 10/04/11 5:40pm