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Here Come the Hawks

» 12 May 2009 » In NPB Tracker » 8 Comments

Little known fact: other than baseball the sport I follow most closely is ice hockey. And although my current home team, the San Jose Sharks, choked miserably in the playoffs again, my original hometown team, the Chicago Blackhawks, has qualified for the Western Conference Finals. So now is a great time to remind my fellow hockey fans that the Blackhawks have one of the best team songs in all of sports — Here Come the Hawks. You can get the mp3 of the regular version here and the instrumental here.

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Velocity Chart: Yu Darvish, May 8th

» 12 May 2009 » In npb » 3 Comments

Here’s what the Yankees saw when they watched Yu Darvish last week.

Note that this velocity chart is in a groovy new javascript format. I’m hoping to add some interactivity to it over the next couple of weeks. This one is kind of the proof of concept, once I see that things are working I’ll jump back on to my schedule. I’ve looked at this chart in Firefox and Chrome, but not much in IE, so if anyone sees any issues please let me know.

Update: hover over each object on the chart and enjoy the effects.

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