March 18, 2011

I found that baseball graphic

Baseball fan nirvana!
This is the baseball-score graphic I mentioned recently. It's very cool because it takes up only a tiny portion of the screen yet tells you everything you need to know.

Those small green circles are balls, the next two yellow circles are strikes, and the orange circles on the right (which are actually red) are the outs. You can see the score, the inning and who's on base (no one in this image). Plus the pièce de résistance is that the pitch speed doesn't replace any of the balls, strikes, outs or score info -- instead, it temporarily replaces the occupied-bases graphic (the three diamonds).

This is the ultimate TV baseball-score graphic. I snapped this pic from an ESPN broadcast, by the way. Perhaps they have exclusive rights to the design because I'm not seeing it on other networks. I hope it spreads to all of them -- it's that good. And kudos to whoever came up with the design. Excellent work.


Artichoke Annie said...

A message to graduates from Washington Supreme Court justice, Susan Owens:

"• First, remember that everyone is a rookie at some point.

"Know what you do is an opportunity to learn and grow."

• Second, everyone does dumb things in front of a crowd.

"Account from your mistakes and learn from them."

• Third, don't drop the ball.

"Be prepared."

• Fourth, be ready for the curve ball.

"Think before you swing, but swing away."

• Fifth, you can't steal second with your foot on first.

• Sixth, don't let being shortstop, stop you from accomplishing anything.

"There are a lot of opportunities out there no matter where you live."

• Seventh, life is a game of averages.

• Eighth and ninth, what you do counts; what you don't do doesn't.

• Tenth, it's good to be a pinch hitter.

• Eleventh, there's a thin line between foul and fair.

• Twelfth, always have a home base."

Getting closer to opening day....

"Slump? I ain't in no slump... I just ain't hitting." ~ Yogi Berra

writenow said...

I think she was pushing it with number 6: "don't let being shortstop, stop you from accomplishing anything." Guess she likes baseball, huh? I'm with you. I can't wait for the Spring training games to end. We're almost there!