Jump to content

Ever wonder how MLB teams' titleless streaks compare?


-kj

Recommended Posts

Over this weekend, I created a site as a bit of an exercise in javascript/jQuery... and because I could:

http://www.andcounting.info/

I launched it yesterday with the ability to track the years, months, or days since the date the Cubs last won a World Series: October 14, 1908.

Today, I decided to add a feature that will compare any of the other twenty-nine teams' current streaks to the Cubs'. I used the date of the last game of the last World Series the team won; if the franchise hasn't won a series, I used the date of the first game played by the franchise: for Washington, that's the date of the first game played by the Expos, e.g. The site counts in whole numbers: for example, the number of years since the Giants' last title is zero, since they won it in October of last year.

It's a silly little site, but I thought y'all might want to see the fruits of my labor.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Titless streaks? Like dry spells? No Cub has gotten any in 100 years?

Very cook site, another way to rub it in the face of Cubs fans. I wish I had that indepth knowledge of js.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Titless streaks? Like dry spells? No Cub has gotten any in 100 years?

Very cook site, another way to rub it in the face of Cubs fans. I wish I had that indepth knowledge of js.

Ummm.... B)

On topic: fun little site. I especially liked viewing the streaks in days. 37,546 days is a long damned time.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Damn phone. I try to be funny and its goes and messes it up.

That is a hell of a lot of days. Probably the amount before the Bengals win a Super Bowl...almost halfway there.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Neat site. My one critique is that you used the wrong block for the Yankees- there should be a serif of the base of the "1". B)

I was going off of the fonts that eriqjaffe had put out there. He didn't have anything special for the Yankees, so I presumed them to wear the "MLB Block". I guess I was wrong. *heh* I think I've now faked it reasonably well.

Any others?

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Neat site. My one critique is that you used the wrong block for the Yankees- there should be a serif of the base of the "1". B)

I was going off of the fonts that eriqjaffe had put out there. He didn't have anything special for the Yankees, so I presumed them to wear the "MLB Block". I guess I was wrong. *heh* I think I've now faked it reasonably well.

Any others?

Yankees use MLB Varsity, same as the Braves. I did notice the Braves' 5 was wrong...the one on your site looks closer to the Nationals'.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Mockba, whoa nice site... I like that.. curious as to javascript and other graphics used.. I am working on basic web design as learnt in course in college and that looks challenging enough for you to do somehow? Would love to try my hand at this somehow..

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Neat site. My one critique is that you used the wrong block for the Yankees- there should be a serif of the base of the "1". B)

I was going off of the fonts that eriqjaffe had put out there. He didn't have anything special for the Yankees, so I presumed them to wear the "MLB Block". I guess I was wrong. *heh* I think I've now faked it reasonably well.

Any others?

Yankees use MLB Varsity, same as the Braves. I did notice the Braves' 5 was wrong...the one on your site looks closer to the Nationals'.

I believe the Tigers also use MLB Varsity.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Neat site. My one critique is that you used the wrong block for the Yankees- there should be a serif of the base of the "1". B)

I was going off of the fonts that eriqjaffe had put out there. He didn't have anything special for the Yankees, so I presumed them to wear the "MLB Block". I guess I was wrong. *heh* I think I've now faked it reasonably well.

Any others?

Yankees use MLB Varsity, same as the Braves. I did notice the Braves' 5 was wrong...the one on your site looks closer to the Nationals'.

I believe the Tigers also use MLB Varsity.

Tigers, Yankees and Braves all use varsity block. The Giants use their own variation of varsity block, which you have correct.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Yeah, eriqjaffe had the Giants' font in his collection. (Have I mentioned how awesome his collection is?)

I'm working on tracking down a copy of MLB Varsity.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Yeah, eriqjaffe had the Giants' font in his collection. (Have I mentioned how awesome his collection is?)

I'm working on tracking down a copy of MLB Varsity.

If you have the NFL fonts, the varsity in those that aren't similar to the Nationals (ie, Cowboys throwback) are the same as those 3 teams.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Mockba, whoa nice site... I like that.. curious as to javascript and other graphics used.. I am working on basic web design as learnt in course in college and that looks challenging enough for you to do somehow? Would love to try my hand at this somehow..

Feel free to take a look through my source code; it's all there. I made heavy use of jQuery animations and DOM manipulation.

I've only started working with jQuery in the last year, but I find it to be fantastic. Like everything, it has limitation; however, it makes a lot of things that would be much more difficult/arduous in straight-up javascript much, much easier.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Yeah, eriqjaffe had the Giants' font in his collection. (Have I mentioned how awesome his collection is?)

I'm working on tracking down a copy of MLB Varsity.

If you have the NFL fonts, the varsity in those that aren't similar to the Nationals (ie, Cowboys throwback) are the same as those 3 teams.

Similar, but not the same. The "6" and "9" in the NFL blocks have squared off tails, for lack of a better term.

brad_smith2.jpg

The MLB Varsity block has angled tails.

090527_NS_26ranglede06gm.jpg

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Archived

This topic is now archived and is closed to further replies.

Guest
This topic is now closed to further replies.
×
×
  • Create New...

Important Information

By using this site, you agree to our Terms of Use.