Royals

April 1, 2014

Facebook's baseball fans map turns Cardinals country Royal blue

Oops. Doesn’t Facebook know that Cardinals fans would rather eat dirt than wear Royals blue? Apparently not.

Oops. Doesn’t Facebook know that Cardinals fans would rather eat dirt than wear Royals blue?

Apparently not.

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.

Traitors.

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