Friday, September 13, 2013

An Infographic to Tell You What You Didn't know about Some Baseball Fans

I found this infographic to be both hilarious and disturbing at the same time.  See it below.  For a more detailed view, go here.

A personalization firm called Gravity created an infographic that compares the interest graphs (an online representation of the specific things in which an individual is interested) of Dodgers, Giants, Red Sox and Yankees fans. It provides some interesting results.  See their write up here, as well as, a much more legible pic.

Some of the things I learned is:
  • We apparently love Kate Upton, and NASCAR.  
  • Dodger fans love the movie Twilight.  I know that sounds bad, but check this out.  Giants fans love Justin Bieber.  Ha!!  And get this, Red Sox fans are absolutely obsessed with My Little Pony.  
  • Here is something else that cracks me up, Giants fans love illegal drugs and thievery, but abhor adult entertainment; such as exotic dancers. 
Below is the Infographic.
(see larger view here)

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An Auto'd Lasorda Pic with "Ol' Blue Eyes" on Auction to Benefit Jeter's Turn 2 Foundation

Derek Jeter's "Turn 2 Foundation" currently has an auction up at Steiner Sports.  Go here to check it out. There's only a couple of days left, so get cracking.  There are 52 different collectibles available; including a Jeter game-used glove, a meet & greet with Jon Cena and autographed memorabilia from players from throughout the league.

One item that caught my eye is the below autographed photo of our very own Tommy Lasorda with Frank Sinatra.  See it below.  The auction can be seen here
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Blog Kiosk: 9/13/2013 - Dodgers Links - Respect for Scully, Billingsley on the Mend and Ticket Prices Going Up

Cooper loves his Magic bobblehead.  Pic via Jon SooHoo/LA Dodgers 2013.  See more of his pics from yesterday, here.
But if you do know to look for it and you do notice it, it will put a smile on your face every time it happens – and it happens before almost every Dodger home game and has for years. All four umpires will turn and face the Dodger Stadium press box and will either wave or tip their hat to the man who has been so appropriately named ‘The Voice of Baseball’ – Vin Scully.

The Dodgers said more than 45,000 seats are increasing by less than $3, but they are making it more costly for the premium tickets. Like a little bit of the Staples Center approach.

Though general admission parking remains unchanged, premium season parking increases from $300 to $400 for the season. Front-row seats between the bases go up by $30 (from $80 to $110), and rows 2 through 8 increase by $20 ($80 to $100).
"I think you look back at the season and you think that Adrian's really been the glue that kept us going, kind of kept us hanging around," Mattingly said after Gonzalez drove in the winning run in the 10th inning of the Dodgers' 3-2 victory over the San Francisco Giants on Thursday. "It could have been a lot worse with all the injuries. Adrian was able to kind of steady the ship almost and just keep us around." 
The key pitch in Kershaw’s repertoire is his curveball. Opponents are hitting .084 against it this season, making it the best hook in the National League.

Despite only throwing it 12 percent of the time, more than a third of Kershaw’s 208 strikeouts this season have come on curveballs (71). That’s because he saves it almost exclusively to finish off hitters. Of the 381 curveballs he’s thrown this season, 279 have come in two-strike counts (73 percent). 

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