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Cartography – AA Minor League Affiliates’ Distance and Direction

AA affiliates mapA companion illustration that aligns the Major League home cities (in the center), then shows the direction and relative distance of that team's AA affiliate. Unlike the AAA map, which doesn't have many extreme distances or common directions, the AA map has many affiliates far to the east of their Major League counterparts. That's what having AA leagues in the northeast and south will do.

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Infographic: The NFL Metro System (Another Amtrak Mashup)

NFL-Amtrak mashup

This is a companion to the MLB-Amtrak mashup from two years ago. In brief, imagine if the Amtrak routes that ran between the cities or areas that host NFL teams were made into perfectly straight lines, but kept the the same mileage. The result is the geographically rearranged map you see here. Like the MLB map, the cities in the northeast and south are generally in the proper places while the west gets a little messy. Phoenix and Green Bay are connected only through bus service. Poor Nashville doesn't even have that.