Baseball fans across the country -- who like whom -- alas, no one likes the Mets

Check out this article and the graphic (from Facebook) that follows:

http://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2015/04/further-proof-that-its-hard-to-be-a-mets-fan/389438/?google_editors_picks=true

The colors for each county indicate the team the got the most votes. Here's some of the article:

"A few things to note. As with last year’s map, the Yankees are the most-liked team in terms of number-of-counties held, despite also probably being the most hated. The Bronx Bombers can claim at least one county in 24 states.

"The second most-liked team is the Red Sox, who can assert that their nation not only includes most of New England but indeed parts of two whole real nations. Canadians north of New Hampshire and Maine align themselves with Boston.

"Most Canadians, though, claim the Toronto Blue Jays as their team. That makes the Jays—who hold a plurality in no American counties—better than the New York Mets and Oakland Athletics. Not one measly county has a plurality of Mets or A’s fans."

Wow - not even Queens?

This is a perfect example of misleading statistics. There may be more met fans than fans of 20 other teams, but as long as there is one fewer in any county they won't show.

FilmCarp said:

This is a perfect example of misleading statistics. There may be more met fans than fans of 20 other teams, but as long as there is one fewer in any county they won't show.


Kinda like how we do our presidential elections.

@FilmCarp is correct in the stats. It is sad for the Mets that the Yankees outpolled the Mets in Nassau and Queens and Brooklyn where a lot of their fan base is located ... or Mets fans don't use Facebook. The Mets did have some bad seasons so maybe this year they will do better. Loved the old Mets of the 1980s

Well, you are being kind. I've been a met fan my whole life and they have had maybe 6 good years total.

That's about 10 more years than the Cubs...my old home town team. :-(


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