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The most popular team in the postseason (was)- A Hunt and Peck

Who are you rooting for now?

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Last week stlcardsfan4 ranked the teams left in the postseason by his likeliness to root for them. In that same spirit, I have the most found the most popular team in the postseason as of the NLDS — some of the teams have recently been eliminated.

The website analyzed geo-tagged keyword association Twitter data — more than 300,000 tweets were tracked in total — over the course of the NLDS, tracking official fan hashtags for each team in every state (for example, #ForTheLand (Guardians), #RepBX (Yankees), #SeaUsRise (Mariners), #LevelUp (Astros), #RingTheBell (Phillies), #Back2Battle (Braves), #CaptureTheMoment (Padres), #WinForVin (Dodgers)). Here is what they found:

It seems the rest of Missouri agreed with Gabe — the Mariners are the most popular. The team is likeable, has a modest payroll, and is the only team that has yet to play in the World Series. Sadly it was not meant to be. On the next favorite.


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