Thursday, April 24, 2014

NY Times Reveals Shockingly Honest Baseball Maps

If you get a chance today, you should really check out the NY Times'* interactive maps of baseball fandom. As always, they do great work and you can spend hours of your work day zooming in and out and learning stuff.

However, if you don't have that kind of time, I've taken the liberty of including the some of the most important maps in these here bolg post:

Wow that's pretty harsh, NYT

Wharton v Jortin

Not really sure what they're trying to say with this one, but that guy looks familiar

* A publication I was once featured in, if you recall


  1. LOLMets! From the article:

    "There’s no other way to put it: The Yankees are the preferred team everywhere in New York City, and nearly everywhere in the U.S. over the Mets (in more than 98 percent of ZIP codes nationwide). One small Mets bright spot, if you want to call it that, is that in the area in Queens surrounding Citi Field, where the Mets play, Facebook users had the courtesy to prefer what some call the Evil Empire at a slightly reduced rate relative to its advantage elsewhere in New York."

  2. Of course they are, people are mostly band-wagon fans who "root" for winners. Every casual baseball fan or non-baseball fan is a yankee fan.

  3. It used to be true that casual fans in unaffiliated areas tended to break for the Yankees, but now the Red Sox have caught up or passed the Yankees in a number of those spots. Another bandwagon effect of recent RS championships.

  4. The Yankee dynasty will live forever.

    1. Than Yankees are 1600's England--once a worldwide power--now, just an also-ran who pretends they're still at the top. You are the AOL of baseball teams.

    2. And you are the dumbf*ck of anonymous posts - the Phillies are the also-ran of the MLB garbage fire

    3. If the Yankees are AOL then the Phillies are ENRON.

  5. With such a large population outflow from NY and bandwagon followers, of course you have to figure a lot of Yankee fans across the country. How much of the Red Sox popularity is similar or just that a lot of people just hate the

  6. Classic Philly trash - go choke on a hoagie and butt f*ck each other behind a Wawa somewhere


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