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Photoblog on Tumblr!

The great thing about being a col­lege stu­dent, is that some­times (like when it’s finals week and you have papers to write, exams to study

Get Geeky With Me– New MLB Doping Trend

Let’s be dra­matic. I love three things in this world above all oth­ers: sci­ence, the­atre, and, as you know, base­ball. Fate usu­ally for­bids me of

New Sports Writing Gig

Well, Howdy! Much hap­pened (vir­tu­ally) since my last post. I am now writ­ing for the awe­some (mostly-) woman-powered all-sports web­site Aerys Sports. I am primarily

HawkMania on Aerys

I took it upon myself (with unbri­dled enthu­si­asm) to chron­i­cle his­toric hair in base­ball for Around The Horn on AerysSports. You may recall that first,

1984: A Baseball Odyssey

Have you sat through a long base­ball game in seem­ingly end­less extra innings? If you watch many games a sea­son you prob­a­bly have expe­ri­enced a

Photoblog on Tumblr!

The great thing about being a col­lege stu­dent, is that some­times (like when it’s finals week and you have papers to write, exams to study for, and should be pack­ing up all your earthly pos­ses­sions into frail card­board boxes to move across the coun­try) well, some­times, you find other awe­some things to do, like make a pho­to­blog on Tum­blr of your sweet photographs!

Check it out!

View a sam­ple of some of my pho­tos in the gallery below:

Okay, you’re right. Maybe I should get back to studying/not study­ing and watch­ing the Mup­pets Christ­mas Movie now.

Get Geeky With Me– New MLB Doping Trend

Let’s be dra­matic. I love three things in this world above all oth­ers: sci­ence, the­atre, and, as you know, base­ball. Fate usu­ally for­bids me of mash-ups of the three things that make me feel all warm and tingly. But some­times it hap­pens. Some­times they come together, and it is beautiful.

For instance, have you seen the musi­cal Damn Yan­kees? It is one of my favorites.

Have you ever stud­ied the intri­cate phar­ma­co­dy­nam­ics of ana­bolic steroids? I have. Who knew that “Drugs and the Brain” course I took in col­lege would be so help­ful to my career as a sports writer? [But it was.] I’m not writ­ing about ana­bolic steroids any­more, how­ever. This week, my assign­ment was some­thing dif­fer­ent, some­thing new. The lat­est trend in MLB is Deer Antler Spray, and you can read all about the cool nerdy sci­ency stuff on my lat­est post on Aerys.

Trust me, you’ll be the leader of the barstool con­ver­sa­tion on that one. And you thought you wouldn’t learn any­thing after you got your degree! Wrong! Sci­ence is cool, espe­cially when it applies to some­thing cool, like health, but specif­i­cally, like base­ball. So give in to peer pres­sure already. Read my arti­cle. Impress your friends.

HawkMania on Aerys

I took it upon myself (with unbri­dled enthu­si­asm) to chron­i­cle his­toric hair in base­ball for Around The Horn on AerysSports.

You may recall that first, we took a look at The Beard, with the All-Beard All Stars. Now, class, it is time to learn all about The Mohawk. From Johnny Damon’s famous faux­hawk, to the sen­sa­tional Ray­hawks of 2008, to (need­less to say) Brian Wil­son. Relax and take notes.

Click on the image below for the link:

Who Let The ‘Hawks Out? Reuters via Daylife.com

1984: A Baseball Odyssey

Have you sat through a long base­ball game in seem­ingly end­less extra innings? If you watch many games a sea­son you prob­a­bly have expe­ri­enced a fair share of bonus rounds, as I cheek­ily refer to them.

But whether you fled with the folks in the sev­enth inning stretch, or stuck it out like a champ through the four­teenth, fif­teenth, or six­teenth innings, no game can hold a can­dle to the epic of May 8th, 1984. This game of all games took place between the Chicago White Sox and Mil­wau­kee Brew­ers and over­flowed into 25 frames in eight incred­i­bly mun­dane, yet his­toric, hours of base­ball. Read more about how Harold Baines’ final Home­ric clout brought the Odyssey to an end in my new arti­cle on Aerys Sports, by click­ing the image of our hero below:

Harold Baines, who finally guided his ship­mates home after 8 hours of base­ball in 1984. Getty Images

Miller Park Sausage Race Infographic

It seems like info­graph­ics are all the rage lately. As I fall some­where in between the designer/scientist realms, this is a trend I can fully get behind. Info­graph­ics are a syn­the­sis of the Mac-person and the PC-person, the right-brain and the left-brain, or the comic book and the text­book. They present the per­fect bal­ance of sta­tis­ti­cal, quan­ti­tive data with col­ors and graph­ics that make the infor­ma­tion eas­ier to syn­the­size and store.

I decided to try my hand at mak­ing an info­graphic for Aerys Sports this week­end, mainly because I didn’t feel like writ­ing an arti­cle. Woah, talk about a fool­ish and poorly informed deci­sion. After five hours and about 63 lay­ers into my design, I wished I went for writ­ing the arti­cle instead. Actu­ally, I loved every metic­u­lous cre­ative moment of it, and I am look­ing for­ward to mak­ing another one when I next have eight to ten hours to kill .

View the full info­graphic on Aerys by click­ing the thumb below, or click “read more”:

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