Warm Thoughts for a Cold Winter: Flip Flop Fly Ball

I wrote about Flip Flop Fly Ball last June, but in case you missed it the first time ’round, why not check it out? Flip Flop Fly Ball is a site where artist Craig Robinson creates baseball-centric infographics. The latest: a visual representation of how Alex Rodriguez’s annual salary would look if converted to pennies and stacked on on top of the other. So simple, and yet, so profound.

But I think my favorite feature of the site remains its 8-bit header, a Nintendo-esque graphic that contains many references to famous baseball icons past and present, real and fictional. The Shea Stadium home run apple, the old Yankee Stadium Schaefer Beer sign, the White Sox emerging from the corn field…it’s amazing that someone can evoke these things with such a limited palette. Kudos, sir.