The United Countries of Baseball

With Opening Day fast approaching, I felt it appropriate to share this map that I found some time back.  It’s a little outdated, but I think the concept is pretty great.  Who are you rooting for this season?

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The text in the bottom-right corner is difficult to read, so rather than force you to strain your eyeballs, I’ve taken the liberty of transcribing it for you:

Fan Loyalty Circa 2007

These borders are real for seven months a year, from Opening Day to the World Series.  The majority of people of each country pledge their allegiance to the team shown, regardless of placement in the standings, questionable trades, draft pics, pitching rotations, uniform redesigns, or mascot behavior.  And these lines will stay true until the citizens of each country vote to redraw the borders for next season.


5 Comments on “The United Countries of Baseball”

  1. That’s a great map. I’m so glad I found your blog 🙂

  2. Justin Hackney says:

    Royals need to take some of that Cardinal territory from them. 🙂

  3. […] may recall that, about a year ago, I posted this graphic of the United Countries of Baseball.  While certainly an interesting infographic, I also knew it was a bit outdated (having been […]


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