Wednesday, August 17, 2011
Site of the Month
You know, I almost forgot a Site of the Month last month. Oh well.
This month, it's about sports. ......and with that statement, I just lost 93% of you.
It blends certain sports (I stick with baseball) and my love of all things geeky: stats, charts and trivia!!!
On the surface, it's a very cool site, but it is not without its flaws. It takes a comprehensive look at statistics from home runs, hits, strikeouts, etc. However, it only goes until 2009. I'm not sure if the creators did this and gave up or if they really can't keep up to the minute stats now that 2011 is winding down.
I mean, some of the stats go back to 1871, but they can't keep up to date? You'd think there'd be stat feeds that did this real time. It's the stuff from the 19th century that would be harder to load into a database.
And as much as I love graphs, this stuff can get a little busy, especially if you're not savvy enough to figure out how to pick the year you're looking for or where to hover. If you do the latter in the wrong place, charts and shit pop up that you did not want and were not expecting.
Chartball is a cool idea that just needs some refining.