The United Countries of Baseball

The United Countries of Major League Baseball. I saw this map on StrangeMaps, and I had to make some comments about it

  • The Atlanta Braves really do dominate the South. In fact, I think that Atlanta Braves’ territory could be bigger. The Braves compete with the Baltimore Orioles for the top spot in Virginia.
  • The Pittsburgh Pirates territory is bigger than it should be. Why does it extend into Virginia? We have the Nationals, Orioles, and Braves to pick from.
  • I love how the Cubs dominate Illinois, and the White Sox only have a small blotch. The 2005 World Series Champs receive very little love in their own backyard.
  • California sure is a mess. The San Francisco Giants, San Diego Padres, Los Angeles Dodgers, Los Angeles Angels of Anahiem, and Oakland Athletics have to compete for fans.
  • Looking at this map there might be some room for expansion. Would MLB put a team in Las Vegas? Or would a team in Sin City invoke bad memories of gambling?

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