Thursday, October 7, 2010
This is a map of teams you will find in Major League Baseball.
I have chosen this map because I think it shows the obsession America has with the sport and how it refers to the 'countries' of baseball.
American would usually support the local team, unless you had moved from one place to another, however the map shows that the teams don't work by states more areas and there could be two teams in one state e.g the Yankees and the Red Sox.
The map shows that baseball will and has always been the typical American sport. In the US, the words ‘ballgame’ and ‘ballpark’ automatically refer to baseball, not to any other sport. The game has a mainly eastern following and it wasn't until 1961 when the first West Coast team was created the LA Angels.