Wednesday, April 01, 2015

COUNTY-BY-COUNTY MLB FAN MAP: Courtesy of your overseers at Facebook

I gotta admit: this kinda thing creeps me out.

As we approach opening day, the Facebook data team is releasing several maps detailing Major League Baseball fandom across the US... [The] map displays Facebook fans of all MLB teams by county. Each county is color-coded based on which official Facebook team page has the most likes from people who live in that area...

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...It should come as no surprise that the New York Yankees have a strong following throughout the country. The Yankees have a plurality of fans in at least one county in 24 states.

Although most MLB teams were able to "win" at least one county, there were a few teams that were shut out. The New York Mets, the Oakland Athletics and the Toronto Blue Jays all failed to nab even a single county in the United States. Of course, the Blue Jays were able to dominate Canada...

And I'm sure all of the fans "opted-in" to allow Facebook to mine their personal information.

Hat tip: BadBlue Real-Time Sports News.

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