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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 08-28-2016, 10:47 AM
 
Location: Arch City
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STL...it's all they have, but Boston and Chicago (especially with the Cubs not sucking right now...Go Cubs) are close behind STL.
Baseball isn't all STL has. We've got the NHL as well, and our hockey team has been consistently good save a period of a few years since 1986.
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Old 08-28-2016, 11:23 AM
 
Location: Downtown Phoenix, AZ
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The Yankees are 2.5 games out of the wildcard spot and Yankee Staduim in 1/2 empty every day.
Lots of fans watch the games on TV or listen on the radio

Plus, I'm old enough to remember the time when Yankess fans would get in fist fights with Red Sox fans, and make homoerotic jokes about Mets fans
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Old 08-28-2016, 11:37 AM
 
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Lots of fans watch the games on TV or listen on the radio

Plus, I'm old enough to remember the time when Yankess fans would get in fist fights with Red Sox fans, and make homoerotic jokes about Mets fans
The Red Sox have higher absolute viewership than the Yankees (545,000 vs 234,000 per game) and the Red Sox have more viewers than the Yankees and Mets Combined (545k vs 515k)
Mets top Yanks in ratings, proving on-field product always rules - NY Daily News
https://www.bostonglobe.com/sports/r...cWJ/story.html
So in other words, NYC isn't even in the same league as Boston when it comes to Baseball fandom.
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Old 08-28-2016, 12:59 PM
 
Location: Boston
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Boston is so far from a baseball city. The BoSox are just a cultural Hong of the upper middle class and upper class to have business meetings during games. Or as something to do before or after you spend a weekend in the Cape. Patriots fans are the most dedicated. But the city itself if primarily engaged in basketball due to demography but the metro region is Hockey then Basketball. High school baseball and football are non factors.
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Old 08-28-2016, 03:47 PM
 
Location: Dallas TX
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St. Louis. Going to a baseball game there is more than a past time. Its something every baseball fan should experience at least once, especially if the Cubs are in town.
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Old 08-28-2016, 03:53 PM
 
Location: Nashville TN, Cincinnati, OH
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Cincinnati where I grew up used to be a baseball town but lately younger generations are learning more towards liking football and college sports. Cincinnati is now mostly a college/HS sports town. I kid you not HS football here is bigger than the Reds and Bengals in a lot of the town that is part of the reason everyone asks you what HS you went to when you come to Cincinnati.
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Old 08-28-2016, 07:26 PM
 
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I think Boston is riding the coattails of unprecedented championship success during the social media age which gives them a lot more exposure than previous decades.

New England is a pretty big area the Red Sox cover as well, which seems to be lost on some people.
That's 545,000 within the Boston Media Market, it's well over 1,000,000 people across The NESN range (MA+NH+ME+RI+CT-Fairfield County). All of New England has less population then NYCs media Market, and The Red Sox have double the baseball viewership with 1/2 the teams.
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Old 08-28-2016, 07:39 PM
 
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You expect Ortiz's final year to be record low viewership?

The Red Sox are in contention for the postseason. They're still making big headlines with offseason signings.

The Yankees are in the process of entering a new era with a bunch of nobodies.
The Mets are coming off a WS appearence and it was ARods last year as well after the Yankees made the playoffs. The Sox are coming off a rather sad season not making the playoffs.
Ya, Betts, Leon and bradly Jr were on everyone's radar coming into the season.
The Yankees are 3.5 games out of the wildcard and well over .500.
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Old 08-28-2016, 07:48 PM
 
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The expectations of the Red Sox are much higher than the expectations of the Yankees. The Yankees have been .500 all season.

It seems you have accepted the fact that David Ortiz retiring is a huge factor into high Red Sox viewership. Surprised that was lost on you.
If you read the link you would know ratings are up 11% from last year, which seems typical for a team climbing out of the cellar.
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Old 08-28-2016, 08:07 PM
 
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How is LA not winning? From a simple Wiki search:

"The Dodgers have a loyal fanbase, evidenced by the fact that the Dodgers were the first MLB team to attract more than 3 million fans in a season (in 1978), and accomplished that feat six more times before any other franchise did it once.[30] The Dodgers drew at least 3 million fans for 15 consecutive seasons from 1996 to 2010, the longest such streak in all of MLB.[30] On July 3, 2007, Dodgers management announced that total franchise attendance, dating back to 1901, had reached 175 million, a record for all professional sports.[31] In 2007, the Dodgers set a franchise record for single-season attendance, attracting over 3.8 million fans.[32] In 2009, the Dodgers led MLB in total attendance.[33] The Dodger baseball cap is consistently in the top three in sales.[34]"

"The Dodgers set the world record for the largest attendance for a single baseball game during an exhibition game against the Boston Red Sox on March 28, 2008 at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum in honor of the Dodgers 50th anniversary, with 115,300 fans in attendance."

Dodgers Stadium is also the largest MLB stadium by seating capacity.
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