Tuesday, February 8, 2011
Animated Baseball Standings as 2010 Played Itself Out
In the series of "useless but interesting baseball graphs," check out this large picture file, which animates each AL division race from last year from April through October, which each division side by side with the others. When the ball gets a little trail to it there's a trend up or down in the winning or losing (in the case of the Mariners last year, mostly losing). Also, when two teams switch places in the standings a little line forms between the symbols. Sitting through the losing was painful, but now that it's over watching that little Mariners ball plummet throughout the season is kind of soothing in a fishtank at-least-2010-is-over kind of way.