Facebook's baseball fans map turns Cardinals country Royal blue
04/01/2014 11:32 AM
04/01/2014 1:19 PM
Oops. Doesn’t Facebook know that Cardinals fans would rather eat dirt than wear Royals blue?
For opening day, Facebook took a look at which of the 30 MLB teams are most popular on a county-by-county basis according to Facebook likes on team pages.
No surprise: Kansans root for the Kansas City Royals and most of Missouri roots for the St. Louis Cardinals.
Huge surprise: On the color-coded map, Missouri is shaded Royals blue.
(Insert maniacal laugh by Royals fan who made the map. Just guessing.)
Big shame: The New York Mets, Oakland Athletics and Toronto Blue Jays didn’t score a majority of Facebook fans in any county.
Big whoop: The New York Yankees have lots of fans outside of New York, even down South in Confederate country and, oddly, a few outlier counties in Kansas.