This summer, the Cubs have been struggling mightily with Runners in Scoring Position (RISP), and I started to become obsessed with their poor hitting and looking at box scores. I’ve always wanted to make a sign to bring to the ballpark, but give then I can’t be there everyday… I thought I’d just make a Twitter account instead.
So, inspired by Dave Cihla’s original homemade
Shawon-O-Meter sign from the summer of 1989, I launched the RISP-O-Meter. It makes for a fun creative project, as I update the sign regularly during homestands with little twists here and there (changing the sky for the weather, and updating the flags on the scoreboard to show current standings).
My RISP obsession allows my followers to keep updated on Cubs RISP numbers and other trending statistics and fun facts.