Saturday, October 13, 2007

A Couple Of Baseball Maps

I found these maps the other day tooling around the Internets (and I'd like to take this opportunity to congratulate the Goracle, inventer of the Internets and savior of mankind, for his winning of the Nobel Prize for Interweb Inventing). They have nothing to do with 19th century baseball but they're kind of neat and any baseball fan will have fun looking at them. They show how the nation is divided by loyalty to baseball teams. Forget that blue state/red state nonsense-these maps show where the real divides lie in this country.

The second map (which can be found here) is based on a census of baseball fans and has an option where you can click on the area where you live and see how your people voted. I'm rather upset that, according to the map as well as real world observation, there are Cub fans in the greater St. Louis metropolitan area. If ever there was an ethical argument for ethnic cleansing...Oh well, I guess I'll just have to continue practicing Christian tolerance.

And now back to our regularly scheduled posts on 19th century baseball in St. Louis.

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