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View Poll Results: City that is biggest on baseball?
St. Louis 75 46.30%
New York 20 12.35%
Boston 31 19.14%
Chicago 20 12.35%
Los Angeles 6 3.70%
Other 10 6.17%
Voters: 162. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 08-26-2016, 11:55 AM
 
Location: Washington D.C. By way of Texas
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Hard to beat St Louis.
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Old 08-26-2016, 12:06 PM
 
Location: Baltimore, MD
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New York City here, easily. You have two major league teams within city limits, and one of those teams, the Yankees, is the winningest pro sports team of all time, the fourth most valuable franchise worldwide, and the most valuable team in baseball. And the Mets are the most valuable of the second city/metro teams (Angels, White Sox, Orioles, Athletics). Toss in NYC's very large Dominican and Puerto Rican population, and this is no contest. This is the only city on the OP's list where the baseball team (Yankees) is more popular and more valuable than the football team (Giants). (Los Angeles doesn't count yet, and the Lakers are more popular/valuable than the Dodgers).
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Old 08-26-2016, 12:12 PM
 
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A fan in Phoenix has all the fun of Cactus League season, as well. So they can get a head start every year.
Cactus League is great. 15 teams playing in 10 stadiums all within the Phoenix metro.

AZ Fall League is awesome as well. Top minors prospects playing on mixed club teams with general admission and cheap seating.

There are also the rookie type leagues that are in play

Arizona State has a good program and plays a compelling home schedule

Grand Canyon University is D1 and although a step down in the WAC, their games are free (charitable donations accepted)

I've been to world baseball classic games here, as Phoenix makes sense for their schedule. Was also fortunate to see the All Star game (which probably will not be back soon).

So much baseball going on
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Old 08-26-2016, 12:20 PM
 
Location: Tokyo, Japan
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Saint Louis easily and they have good taste too. Baseball is a great sport and the MLB is a quality sports league.
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Old 08-26-2016, 12:33 PM
 
Location: Cedar Rapids, IA
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St. Louis. I've met my fair share of Cubs and Sox fans.. but nothing comes close to the rabid-obsessiveness of Cards fans.
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Old 08-26-2016, 12:48 PM
 
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Per capita, St Louis. Overall, Boston.

Chicago doesn't even rank. The White Sox are "the smallest market team in America", and Cubs fans aren't really baseball fans, their just fans of being Cubs fans. St Louis fans, as much as I loathe them and their team, at least know the game. I think Boston fans in general have a little higher baseball IQ, but Cubs fans are mostly just drunk frat-boys who don't know an infield fly from a ground rule double. Wrigley is a themepark ride for people who want to play baseball fan.
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Old 08-26-2016, 02:20 PM
 
Location: Boston, MA
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Per capita, St Louis. Overall, Boston.

Chicago doesn't even rank. The White Sox are "the smallest market team in America", and Cubs fans aren't really baseball fans, their just fans of being Cubs fans. St Louis fans, as much as I loathe them and their team, at least know the game. I think Boston fans in general have a little higher baseball IQ, but Cubs fans are mostly just drunk frat-boys who don't know an infield fly from a ground rule double. Wrigley is a themepark ride for people who want to play baseball fan.
A lot of "fans" in Boston are only at Fenway to be trendy and get drunk somewhere new and pay too much in the process. Exodus of the pink hats after "Sweet Caroline" plays every night, if they've lasted that long.

Real Sox fans don't go to the games.
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Old 08-26-2016, 02:23 PM
 
Location: Cambridge, Isanti County, MN
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Poll is completely illegitimate without Detroit being included.
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Old 08-26-2016, 02:23 PM
 
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A lot of "fans" in Boston are only at Fenway to be trendy and get drunk somewhere new and pay too much in the process. Exodus of the pink hats after "Sweet Caroline" plays every night, if they've lasted that long.

Real Sox fans don't go to the games.
I mean two bad finishes after the World Series helps tickets to be available to real fans. Also Fenway Park, like Wrigley has a lot of Tourists go to games, because they play in the best ballpark in Baseball. Last time I went to a game there were 6 tourists in my immediate vicinity.
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Old 08-26-2016, 03:00 PM
 
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Poll is completely illegitimate without Detroit being included.
Sheeeeeeyit. Not even in the conversation.
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