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Old 10-01-2013, 10:39 PM
 
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When I think baseball, I think Saint Louis, Cincinnati (even though football is hugely popular in Ohio) Boston and New York. In every other market football is bigger, though it certainly doesn't mean those teams have bad fan bases. I just get the feeling that fans in say Detroit or Cleveland or DFW area would be more excited about a Super Bowl than a World Series. A few cities though are good about supporting all their teams, like Chicago or Pittsburgh or Cleveland but in a lot football takes presidence except for Detroit (Hockey), or LA (Laker Basketball)
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Old 10-02-2013, 09:35 AM
 
Location: Over-the-Rhine, Ohio
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Cincinnati has got to top this list. Even though Football is the most popular sport in Ohio, and even though both the Reds and the Bengals have nice new stadiums right next door to each other in downtown the Reds KILL the Bengals in fan base. Cincinnatians love to talk about the Reds, wear Reds baseball caps year round, and praise how they're the first professional baseball team and the inventors of the night game, and the birthplace of the World Series...all of which are true, but get touted more often than they should. When the Bengals get talked about it always something like...BLAH BLAH BLAH Mike Brown is a terrible human being BLAH BLAH Stadium Deal is terrible BLAH BLAH BLAH well at least they beat the Packers last week. People here really don't care about the Bengals unless they're diehard football fans.

The spirit of the Reds is effervescent in the city. When I moved from Milwaukee, I couldn't have cared less about baseball. I went to Brewers games every now and then, but I never talked about baseball with friends at a bar. That changed my first year in Cincinnati for Opening Day. The entire city shuts down, kids leave school, and the largest parade of the year leads baseball fans down city streets to Great American Ballpark. It's a celebration of not only baseball, but of the start of summer and everyone can get into it.

Cincinnati is without questions a baseball town.
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Old 10-05-2013, 12:33 AM
 
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New York. Having the Yankees means it's a no brainer for this city. Mets fan here though.
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Old 10-05-2013, 01:21 PM
 
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New York. Having the Yankees means it's a no brainer for this city. Mets fan here though.
Dodgers & Angels outdrew Yankees & Mets by 1.5 million.
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Old 10-05-2013, 03:39 PM
 
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Dodgers & Angels outdrew Yankees & Mets by 1.5 million.
The Yankees are easily the most classic and well known baseball team in the world, that's what I meant. Having them means football comes as a close second in this area, IMO.
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Old 08-30-2015, 02:19 AM
 
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St. Louis Cardinals, Cincinnati Reds and the New York Yankees are the only three teams that have more Facebook fans than the NFL teams of their own city. As for Chicago? The Bears have over 1 million more fans on FB than the Cubs.
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Old 08-30-2015, 04:18 AM
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Baltimore...always been a baseball town first, and if the Orioles ever win another WS it would be no contest.
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Old 08-30-2015, 12:07 PM
 
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Totally wrong about Chicago. Chicago is a BEARS town first and foremost. Baseball while very important also takes a backseat when the Bulls are really good and the Blackhawks as well.

For Chicago:

1. Bears
2. Usually baseball but if the Bulls or Blackhawks are doing better during that time period baseball slides to 3rd place.

For example, no one cares about baseball in Chicago for right now. Everyone is paying attention to the Beards, and and waiting for D Rose's return and also the return of the reigning Stanley Cup champions.
But I thought Cubs fans were lunatics. They haven't won in 107 years cause the owner's stingy but they bet them to win the World Series so much that the odds are only about 15 to 1 every year.
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Old 08-30-2015, 06:39 PM
 
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Definitely New York. The Yankees and the Mets are way more popular than the NY Giants (of NJ).

What about the Bay Area? The Giants seem way more popular than the 49ers.
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Old 08-30-2015, 07:38 PM
 
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St louis and the SF Giants always seem to do really well, I havent been to a cardinals game but I have been to tons of games at AT&T Park, fantastic venue for a game. One of the best stadiums I have ever been to. I think the Washington nationals would rank as well but they have been a huge disappointment this year
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