Archive | Fun with baseball scorecards

Game 6 scorecard for 2016 World Series

Game 6 scorecard for 2016 World Series

So many incredible moments from game six to illustrate Grand slam, pair of homeruns by #Bryzzo, diving catch by Heyward, goofy errors by Indian outfielders, strikeout record almost tied, the incredible bullet throw by Heyward, the scoop play by Báez, super-fraction close call play by Chapman, and this game enabled us to a game 7! […]

Game 5 scorecard for 2016 World Series

Game 5 scorecard for 2016 World Series

Fun to draw for a win It’s rather funny how doing public scorecards changes your perception of the game. You want the win, not just for the win; but because a win usually comes with some good events to highlight. A home run, maybe. Or some stellar defense. Doing a scorecard when your team doesn’t […]

Game 4 scorecard for 2016 World Series

Game 4 scorecard for 2016 World Series

Nerve damage? I did so much writing and drawing, that the tip of my right middle finger became numb. The way I hold a pencil, my middle finger gets a lot of pressure. Whenever I write anything, I tend to push pretty hard. On the scorecards, I write really small, so I need more control, […]

Game 2 scorecard for 2016 World Series

Game 2 scorecard for 2016 World Series

Paintings can be engineered, but most often they are better off simply being painted. Over-thinking the first scorecard is very easy to do. I worked until about 3:30am, because there were so many fun stats to dig out. With the Cubs being in the World Series after 71 years, the trivia overflows. “First time since […]

Game 1 scorecard for 2016 World Series

Game 1 scorecard for 2016 World Series

How I screwed up my first professional scorecard Somehow I managed to mess up a major thing on my first scorecard I did for Chicago magazine. First, let’s set the scene (the mistake comes further down the blog post) The anticipation runs high The Cubs are about to play their first World Series game in […]

World Series 2016 Style Guide

Customizing a scorecard for the 2016 World Series

Creating custom scorecards for Chicago magazine required a custom scorecard template, which included the Chicago magazine logo and the World Series logo. Using official logos makes it all official The logo for Chicago magazine was sent to me from their digital editor. He kindly asked me if I wanted to include it. Heck yeah! That […]

collage of Erik's 2016 NLCS scorecards

Why I keep score at home

I’m still in shock that the premier magazine in Chicago is commissioning me to create scorecards for all the 2016 World Series games. A lot of the thanks and credit has to go to my twin brother Erik who designed this scorecard. My family are big scorecard keepers at the ballpark. We love to keep […]

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2016 Cubs pennant scorecard

Imagine living your entire life with the Cubs as a winning franchise. Most of us have lived through many losing years with the Cubs with a few highlight years committed to memory, 1969, 1984, 1989, 2003, 2007, etc. My daughter Julia born this year–all she knows is a winning Cub team. Not just a winning […]

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Cubs Scorecard June 3, 2016

Another action-packed scorecard from a Cubs game. Simple and clean scorecards are nice, but I much prefer a scorecard that has lots of observations, factoids, and drawings mixed into the square boxes. I always look forward to keeping a scorecard at Wrigley to create a unique perspective from the game. This year is extra exciting, […]

My request to the Cubs for scorecards to be sold online

My scorecard request to the Cubs

The final question on the Cubs survey (of about 25 questions) is: Please share any other comments or feedback you have for the Chicago Cubs. Given my moment to let them know my request, I wrote: I would like purchase authentic Cubs scorecards online from any series. Best if sold through Amazon Prime, so I […]

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