Can Great Design Make Scorekeeping Cool Again?

Just a little bit from Pitchers & Poets' interview with Bethany Heck, who's in the process of making everything better ...

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Bethany: Scorekeeping has always been something that interested me from a record keeping and visual standpoint, and I love looking back at older scorebook designs. They were so much simpler, and you can see why more people kept score back then. Then I look at today's scorecards, with 50 subdivisions per batter, per inning, and well ... it's not fun. It's not inviting. And come on, those books are hideous. I wanted something that would make not only scorekeeping, but baseball cool again.

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I've scored almost every game I've attended since ... I don't know, certainly 1996 and perhaps earlier. Yes, these days it does seem extraneous but it makes me happy so I keep doing it. Keeping score will never be cool, but I couldn't be more thrilled that a brilliant someone is giving it a shot.

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