Thursday, April 23

Bostonians Top the Baseball Charts Again

(I swear this is not a member of the ITM staff, but just a crazy red sox fan...I swear)

Everyone knows we as Bostonians and members Red Sox Nation are a unique bunch. We don't pronounce our R's, house the best colleges in the world, probably drink too much, and care more about the success of the Red Sox than our own professional careers. We struggle to balance being educated baseball fans and housing an built-in element of irrational behavior. Nevertheless, a new study by The Media Audit confirms what we already knew, Bostonians are the most loyal baseball fans in the country.

According to the report: "The surveys, conducted in 88 U.S. markets between January 2008 and January 2009 by The Media Audit ranks U.S. cities on the percent who regularly follow professional baseball on radio or TV. Among all U.S. adults, 51.2% regularly follow professional baseball, up slightly from 50.7% a year ago. However, in Boston, 76.1% of adults regularly follow the sport, making Bostonians nearly 50% more likely than the average U.S. adult to follow professional baseball."

Not only did the Boston market take home the championship here...we beat the bag out of the competition. Where are those "dedicated" New Yorkers you ask? Probably too busy being stuck on a bridge or tunnel to care about their teams (kidding, kind of, different parts of NYC were in the top ten, but none higher than fourth). Boston however, has claimed this title two years in a row now. Also getting high ranks were: Southern New Hampshire (AKA Boston North, we're just that money), Cleveland (really??..that dump of a city?), and Philly....interestingly enough, Tampa Bay made it into the rankings for the first time ever....surprising how that works huh? (ITM note, the Rays are currently in last place...if this keeps up, how long until the cow bells go silent and the fake fans stop showing up?)

That said, tomorrow promises to be 70 degrees and sunny in Boston, with the Yankees in town, and weekend in the 80's on tap....things are looking up Milhouse.

Go Sox, Go Boston.


Soxin09' said...

"we care more about the success of the Red Sox than our own professional careers." - I don't know what you mean by that, I never stop working during afternoon games to stare at ESPN Gamecast. Never, I swear.

Anonymous said...

It's a fine line between dedication and complete obsession. We're constantly blurring that line and I love it.

Bill said...

Maybe John Henry can pay us back for all our loyalty by getting rid of those stupid fucking hanging sox hats.

D Vicino said...


I can't say I own one, or ever will, but I guess irrational loyalty pushes some poeple to buy them....

...just another revenue stream for the Sox.

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