Jesse Jarnow

gameday’s Gameday interface is a pretty ginchy way to follow a ballgame without the TV or radio interrupting work. The window automatically updates with a striking amount of information about the game as it happens (albeit with a 10-or-so second delay), all of which can be perceived in quick glances. Once one picks up the rhythm of the page reloads and toggling between other projects, the pace creates its own drama, and unfolds as such. Key transmissions, such as when runs score, come in bold. Today, I resisted the urge to turn on the radio as the Mets blew a lead in the bottom of the ninth, and beat the Giants in extra innings. It felt even more old-fashioned than radio, like reconstructing a game via telegraph.


  1. matt says: - reply

    Hey Jesse, be sure to check out the gamecase on ESPN as well. I was shocked as well following a game here at work, no problem getting into the flow.

  2. mattvb says: - reply

    Sure, by watching the gamecasts you miss the fine details of individual plays, but in baseball it is possible to perceive the sports drama on a stat-by-stat basis. Chalk it up to the micro-macro way we baseball fans keep track of pitches, at-bats, outs, innings, runs, games, series and entire seasons. (Arguably, a baseball fan could check in at any one of these levels and watch the drama unfold…)

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