By: Michael Ganci

Mets’ Fans Ranked Among MLB’s Worst


In one of the dumber news items in recent memory, the website released a list of the best to worst fanbases, and apparently us Mets’ fans fall in at number 24.

For the document that outlines the different metrics used in making their score, click here.

I don’t know if I am more annoyed by the metric or the underhanded insult Jayson Stark gave Mets’ fans during his response on ESPN.

From Stark:

I don’t dispute that Mets fans ought to rank below Yankees fans, no matter how you crunch this data. But I actually think all the teams in two-team markets wound up being ranked too low, for some reason. I’m guessing it’s because they divide their market in a way this formula may not have accurately quantified. Nevertheless, the data told us this about the Mets: Their fans were the least likely, by far, to follow their team on social media. Only Angels fans were even close. I’m guessing, again, that this is a reflection of what it means to be the second-most popular team in a two-team market. But even if this ranking is slightly skewed, it tells us something, right?

Why should the Mets’ rank below Yankee fans? What makes them better than us? I know their team has a higher success rate, no argument there, but fans should sit on equal footing. This whole ranking system is completely baseless and flawed. It must be a slow news day, but here I am responding to it, which makes their goal accomplished.


About Michael Ganci

Michael Ganci is the Co-Founder of the Daily Stache, along with Matthew Falkenbury. Since 2008, Ganci has eat, drank and dreamt all things Mets, and he'd have it no other way. Feel free to follow him on Twitter at @DailyStache.

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