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 score.
During the second game of the 2016 playoffs, broadcaster Bob Costas remarked how nobody keeps score at home anymore. When my brother heard Costas say this is a dead art form in the houses of America, he took that as a challenge.
We always keep score in the official scorecards sold at the ballpark. The official format makes you feel like you are part of the tribe. Plus, it’s only a couple bucks for the scorecard.
Erik encountered this premium cost first-hand last year at Wrigley Field’s NLCS. He questioned the vendor why the scorecards cost so much. The vendor explained that the Chicago Cubs don’t make the postseason scorecards and programs. MLB takes control of that. That night of the Bob Costas comment, Erik started designing his own scorecard.
He has the credentials to do so as well. Erik is the Director of Design for Crossway, publisher of the most distributed translation of the Bible in the world. You might say my brother designs the most popular books in the world. Along with our family’s love of scorecard keeping makes Erik exceptionally qualified to produce one fine quality scorecard.
Erik intentionally designed the scorecard to fit onto one 8.5×11 page, much like how the scorecards at Wrigley Field are designed.
Scoring at home might sound odd, but Erik found it very enjoyable. He shared with me how keeping score helped him to stay focused on the game while the kids are in bed. Since my twin brother had so much fun keeping score, I thought I’d join in. The timing was perfect. The Cubs were one game away from going to the World Series, this card could potentially become a record of the Cubs winning their first pennant since 1945!
Tomorrow’s blog post
How did I make these scorecards for the World Series? Stay tuned to tomorrow’s blog post on 57hits.com to get a behind-the-scenes look at how I create these scorecards. Many, many visuals are included.