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
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
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
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,
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!
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.
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.
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:
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:
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”: