There are a lot of aspects of baseball in which the digital world has changed things for the better. The evolution of baseball statistics, first and foremost, has changed the game forever for the better. Instant replay allows umpires to get right calls that otherwise would have been wrong. But there are some negatives too, and one that is near and dear to my heart is the typed-out lineup card.
Just look at this abomination from Wednesday’s Brewers/Phillies game:
— Milwaukee Brewers (@Brewers) April 9, 2014
Now compare that to the Phillies’ lineup card for Friday night’s game against the Marlins:
It’s a thing of beauty.
And here’s a Brewers lineup card from last March:
— Mike Vassallo (@MikeVassallo13) March 8, 2013
You unsung heroes who turn lineup cards into art, keep doing what you do. There are some of us out there who appreciate it.