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Up Close on Baseballís Borders
The New York Times ^ | APRIL 24, 2014 | TOM GIRATIKANON, JOSH KATZ, DAVID LEONHARDT and KEVIN QUEALY

Posted on 04/25/2014 4:36:22 PM PDT by MinorityRepublican


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1 posted on 04/25/2014 4:36:22 PM PDT by MinorityRepublican
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To: MinorityRepublican

The Padres seem to have a small footprint and even in their home market, it’s under 50%.


2 posted on 04/25/2014 4:41:22 PM PDT by re_nortex (DP - that's what I like about Texas)
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To: MinorityRepublican
hehe

Hard to believe it's already been posted. But here's baseball's "blackout" map.


3 posted on 04/25/2014 4:43:54 PM PDT by jjotto ("Ya could look it up!")
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To: re_nortex

Well, at least the Padres HAVE a footprint. The Mets don’t even merit a toe print.


4 posted on 04/25/2014 4:45:54 PM PDT by fhayek
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To: MinorityRepublican
Here's an interesting play you don't see every day. Tiger's catcher gets credit for an unassisted double play. Batter called out then interferes with the throw to second. (Runner called out on batter interference)

Controversial interference call leads to odd ending between Detroit Tigers-Chicago White Sox (video)

Video
5 posted on 04/25/2014 4:47:08 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: MinorityRepublican

No A’s, Mets or White Sox.

No Blue Jays.

This was around for a while. NY Times regurgitates.


6 posted on 04/25/2014 4:47:21 PM PDT by ifinnegan
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To: MinorityRepublican

I don’t see the Toronto Blue Jays here. They are in upstate New York right?


7 posted on 04/25/2014 4:47:41 PM PDT by SamAdams76
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To: SamAdams76

Ontario is pretty well divided between Tigers and Blue Jay fans.


8 posted on 04/25/2014 4:52:14 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: SamAdams76
I don't know if you are joking but the Blue Jays are nothing in Buffalo. It's Yankee territory with a few Red Sox contrarians who hate the Yanks.
9 posted on 04/25/2014 4:52:41 PM PDT by fhayek
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To: MinorityRepublican

Why the hell are there so many Yankees fans in Louisiana?


10 posted on 04/25/2014 5:02:44 PM PDT by Monmouth78
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Radio only had Yankees games on back in the ‘ole days. Braves were still in Milwaukee at that time.


11 posted on 04/25/2014 5:24:55 PM PDT by MinorityRepublican
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To: Monmouth78
Why the hell are there so many Yankees fans in Louisiana?

Well, somebody has to keep rotating the bodies...
12 posted on 04/25/2014 5:29:45 PM PDT by Delta Dawn (Fluent in two languages: English and cursive.)
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To: Monmouth78

Yankees seem to be the favorite team of places without obvious geographical loyalties, or maybe especially areas with no radio or television coverage of a team: Central Nebraska, Montana, Oklahoma, etc.

Be aware that this is based on Facebook followers, not necessarily actual fans. Lots of young black folks in Louisiana might dream of New York, for example.


13 posted on 04/25/2014 5:36:43 PM PDT by jjotto ("Ya could look it up!")
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To: jjotto

Let’s have a survey of which teams receive the most national TV coverage. That will explain the popularity of the Yankees, Red Sox and Dodgers in “unexpected” places.


14 posted on 04/25/2014 6:04:08 PM PDT by Misterioso
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To: Misterioso

Sure. Media coverage makes a huge difference. That’s why baseball’s blackout rules are so idiotic. Bud Selig is a Yankees butt boy.


15 posted on 04/25/2014 6:11:48 PM PDT by jjotto ("Ya could look it up!")
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In 5 years I have not known a Giants game to be blacked out.

CSNBA carries about 145 games/yr, other stations carry another 10 or so.

The remainder were never purchased by a network.

16 posted on 04/25/2014 6:14:10 PM PDT by Mariner (War Criminal #18)
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I’m not sure you understand what baseball blackouts are.


17 posted on 04/25/2014 6:18:04 PM PDT by jjotto ("Ya could look it up!")
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To: jjotto

What are they?


18 posted on 04/25/2014 6:19:36 PM PDT by MinorityRepublican
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To: MinorityRepublican

http://sports.yahoo.com/news/mlb’s-blackout-problem-keeps-sport-in-dark-ages.html


19 posted on 04/25/2014 6:28:34 PM PDT by jjotto ("Ya could look it up!")
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To: jjotto

Tell me?


20 posted on 04/25/2014 6:31:51 PM PDT by Mariner (War Criminal #18)
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