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Zip code analysis shows Queens baseball fans prefer Yankees


| ctumola@queenscourier.com

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After a recent poll found that Queens baseball fans prefer the Yankees to their hometown Mets, a New York Times analysis by zip code shows the Bronx Bombers are the favorite team throughout the city.

Using aggregated data provided by Facebook, the Times’ The Upshot created a “geography of baseball fandom” across the nation.

The interactive map allows readers to examine top teams by zip code or county. It was “created using estimates of team support based on how many Facebook users ‘liked’ each team in a zip code,” according to The Upshot, then an algorithm was used to “smooth the data and fill in gaps where data was missing.”

Throughout Queens people preferred pinstripes, with the “one small Mets bright spot” being the area in the borough surrounding Citi Field, The Upshot said:

“Facebook users had the courtesy to prefer what some call the Evil Empire at a slightly reduced rate relative to its advantage elsewhere in New York.”

But in the Citi Field zip code, 11368, the map shows that there are still only 25 percent Mets fans versus 53 percent Yankees fans.

According to the analysis, in more than 98 percent of zip codes in the nation the Yankees were favored over the Mets.

 

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Subway Series comes to Queens


| brennison@queenscourier.com

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The Mets are out for revenge against the crosstown Yankees as the Subway Series shifts to Queens.

In the series’ first leg at Yankee Stadium, the Bronx Bombers took all three matchups with the Amazins.

Jon Niese will try to extend the Mets three-game winning streak against the Yankees’ Andy Pettitte in the series opener tonight.

Saturday pits Chris Young against Ivan Nova.

R.A. Dickey takes his streak of 42.2 consecutive innings without giving up an earned run to the mound against CC Sabathia, in the nationally televised Sunday night game.

The always hotly-contested series will feature even more heat than usual. Friday is forecasted for temperatures in the mid-90s. The heat and humidity may bring thunderstorms. The National Weather Service said there is a 60 percent chance of storms.

Saturday and Sunday night’s match-ups should see temperatures in the 80s.