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View Poll Results: Which of the following city/team relationship is closest to the northeast quadrant relationships?
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Old 07-26-2017, 09:12 AM
Location: Chicago
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When major league baseball began with the upstart American League joining the established National League in the early 20th century, the game was confined to the northeast part of the nation: New England, Mid-Atlantic, Middle West.

It was played in traditional, older cities with a sense of place and history. And in these cities, a close relationship was established between the community and the team.

These relationships remain today. Think of team like the St. Louis Cardinals, the Boston Red Sox, the Chicago Cubs, and the New York Yankees, and realize how connected they our to their respected cities.

My question here: has any of that type of relationship occurred in newer cities to MLB, cities that came in the moved franchises and expansion era, where there is a similar relationship of city to team as one would find in the older, deeply rooted cities of the northeast quadrant.

I'm thinking of cities that may, through their layout and history, have more of a traditional sense that tends to tie city and team together.

Which of the following cities outside the northeast quadrant (I'm excluding teams like the Brewers, Twins, and Orioles since they are in this zone even though they didn't get their teams until after WWII) and looking at the other three quadrants (southeast, southwest, northwest) as the teams in question (eliminating Toronto since it is not US).
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