I look at the young’uns today and see that they cannot get the story of the game from a box score anymore, they need the endlessmedia at their fingertips. So for all you young’uns out there I am going to teach you the correct way to read a box score.
You don't have to watch the game to know exactly what happened in April 8th's Royals-Angels Game.
The box score I will use was from Sunday’s 7-3 win by the visiting Royals over the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim. Which is here.
First things first, there is a “line score,” and a “box score.” These are so named because the line score is in a line formation and the box score is in a box formation. I know, it doesn’t seem to make sense but that’s how it works. Additionally the line score is part of the box score and sits atop the rest of the box. Now that we have the layout, how do we read it in a way that tells a story?
The first place somebody should look is at the bot