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Cubs or Cardinals? Mapping Baseball Fandom
The New York Times’ “The Upshot” is a Web page that analyzes politics, policy, and other subjects and creates visualizations based on various data. The site created a map showing the predominant fans of Major League Baseball teams. “Fans may not list which team they favor on the census, but millions of them do make their preferences public on Facebook.”
Facebook created a map of baseball fans by county, but this new map was created using ZIP codes. The interactive map of the United States allows users to see the most popular team in their local area and also view a table of the top three teams in each ZIP code.