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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 08-29-2016, 04:47 PM
 
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KC does not. It has one of the absolute best stadiums in baseball (and one of the oldest), but it is in quite possible the crappiest location of any MLB park.

Your larger point, I think, is that that metric favors small markets. Milwaukee, Cincy and KC are 3 of the 5 small market teams, and St Louis, while closer to the normal market size for the MLB, is still pretty small.
Oh yeah my bad. The other three play downtown though.
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Old 08-29-2016, 06:04 PM
 
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KC does not. It has one of the absolute best stadiums in baseball (and one of the oldest), but it is in quite possible the crappiest location of any MLB park.

Your larger point, I think, is that that metric favors small markets. Milwaukee, Cincy and KC are 3 of the 5 small market teams, and St Louis, while closer to the normal market size for the MLB, is still pretty small.
Tropicana Field would like to speak to you.
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Old 08-29-2016, 06:40 PM
 
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Tropicana Field would like to speak to you.
The Trop is both the crappiest location for a park and the crappiest environment to watch a game. Who thought it would be a good idea to make people feel like they are in a warehouse when they are at a game?
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Old 08-29-2016, 09:33 PM
 
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Tropicana Field would like to speak to you.
Oh, yeah? I've never been to that park and don't know Tampa/St. Pete as well as I do most other MLB cities, so I really can't speak to it, and, in all fairness, I often forget that the Florida teams exist.
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Old 08-29-2016, 09:58 PM
 
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The Trop is both the crappiest location for a park and the crappiest environment to watch a game. Who thought it would be a good idea to make people feel like they are in a warehouse when they are at a game?
What's wrong with the Trop's location? It is absolutely the worst MLB stadium, no contest whatsoever, but I street viewed around it and this is a block away:

https://www.google.com/maps/@27.7711...8i6656!6m1!1e1

It pains me to say this, but don't my beloved Mets have a way worse location? Citi Field is bounded on two sides by a spaghetti of highways (the bay is beyond it on one of those sides, but good luck getting there), on another side by New York's ugliest neighborhood, and on the last side by a tennis center that's dead for 51 weeks a year.
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Old 08-30-2016, 07:28 AM
 
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What's wrong with the Trop's location? It is absolutely the worst MLB stadium, no contest whatsoever, but I street viewed around it and this is a block away:

https://www.google.com/maps/@27.7711...8i6656!6m1!1e1

It pains me to say this, but don't my beloved Mets have a way worse location? Citi Field is bounded on two sides by a spaghetti of highways (the bay is beyond it on one of those sides, but good luck getting there), on another side by New York's ugliest neighborhood, and on the last side by a tennis center that's dead for 51 weeks a year.
It is the fact that it is across Tampa bay for about 80% of the Market. It would be like if the Mets played on Staten Island, when most its Fans lived in Queens or out on Long Island. It isn't that St Petersburg is bad, its just really not centralized.
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Old 08-30-2016, 03:03 PM
 
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Sounds like KC is still worse. Worse even than City Field or whatever the **** Philly's is called.
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Old 08-30-2016, 08:01 PM
 
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Anybody that voted for anything other than St. Louis clearly has no idea what they're talking about.

Detroit, Cincinnati, Philadelphia, Baltimore, and a few others are also head and shoulders above LA in terms of baseball fandom.
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Old 08-31-2016, 12:40 AM
 
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Anybody that voted for anything other than St. Louis clearly has no idea what they're talking about.

Detroit, Cincinnati, Philadelphia, Baltimore, and a few others are also head and shoulders above LA in terms of baseball fandom.
This crap you read on this board...you have a sabermetric that measures fandom in head and shoulder units?
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Old 08-31-2016, 12:03 PM
 
Location: Chicago
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What makes Chicago truly unique is that it is the only city to have teams in the NL and AL every year throughout their respective histories.
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