My wife and I don't get the local newspaper. We rarely turn the television on and when we do it's certainly not with the intent to watch the news. How do we stay up-to-date on worldly happenings and the like?
The interwebs of course! I visit a half-dozen sites each day in an attempt to stay current. We also pay $15 a month so my wife can be an on-line subscriber of The New Tork Times. She enjoys well-written content and I can't say I blame her. Although, sometimes I wonder if it's worth the cash to have unlimited access to their site, but then I'm made aware of a "cool" article or feature.
I know we love our cardboard, which means we're all baseball fans at heart. So why not share the latest great baseball related article from the NYTimes.
Above is a snapshot of a map, from the Up Close on Baseball's Borders story, which breaks down fan boundaries for our favorite MLB teams. All the data for the maps has been accumulated through Facebook. The article makes an attempt to break down the where the borders would be drawn between the most heated rivalries in our beloved sport AND name the boundary lines.
The maps are interactive and every team is represented, although some aren't shown in the picture above.
It doesn't take long for one to figure out for themselves that my neck of the woods is right on the border. Let's take a look:
If you're looking to kill a couple of hours just click the link to the article and/or explore the map.