The United Countries of BaseballPosted: March 23, 2013
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 It’s a little outdated, but I think the concept is pretty great.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?
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.