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Old 04-08-2014, 01:20 PM
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Am I missing something or is this based on Facebook "likes"? I'm glad to see the Sox on top in Cook and some of the other counties in the metro area, but I wouldn't exactly call that evidence that the Sox are the #1 team in Cook County.
Which is why I included the caveat that this is according to Facebook's data
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Old 04-09-2014, 12:26 AM
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I've always heard it made the construction easier since the park uses a bunch of utilities buried underneath 35th Street that were formerly used by the old park. I don't really think it's as big of a deal, even if it faced the city, you wouldn't see much. It's not like you'd have an awesome skyline view like you do in Pittsburgh
Understood, but utilities can be moved, and in this case it should have happened. If the Cell would face the same direction as Wrigley (NE) then you'd afford much of the upper deck a stunning view of downtown, which would be an attraction in itself. Just look at all those folks snapping shots with the skyline backdrop from the top of the ramp on 35th.

And heck, the UD could use all the help it can get!
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Old 04-24-2014, 08:29 AM
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The New York Times did an awesome job analyzing the Facebook data, breaking it down even further, by ZIP Code and shows the Sox still have a very strong hold on most of the South Side of the city as well as most of the South and Southwest suburbs and a large chunk of near NW Indiana

http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2...42.943,-87.547

Really cool ****.
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Old 04-24-2014, 08:37 AM
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The New York Times did an awesome job analyzing the Facebook data, breaking it down even further, by ZIP Code and shows the Sox still have a very strong hold on most of the South Side of the city as well as most of the South and Southwest suburbs and a large chunk of near NW Indiana

http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2...42.943,-87.547

Really cool ****.
That's a cool map, but I think their numbers for the DC/Balt. area are off. They show no presence for the Nats in some of the MD outer suburbs, which is simply not true.

As far as Berrien Co. Mich is concerned, there is no way the Sox only have a 9% presence there. Ditto for St. Joe County Ind. (South Bend area).
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The New York Times did an awesome job analyzing the Facebook data, breaking it down even further, by ZIP Code and shows the Sox still have a very strong hold on most of the South Side of the city as well as most of the South and Southwest suburbs and a large chunk of near NW Indiana

http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2...42.943,-87.547

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That maps shows my ZIP being pretty much evenly split Sox/Cubs. As much as I'd love that to be the case, that really doesn't match my experience with people in this area. I still feel like I'm "one of those guys who is a Sox fan" in an area where most everyone else is Cubs! Cubs! Cubs! Maybe this map reflects younger fans (teens/early 20s) who have become Sox fans thanks to 2005 and the last decade or so that seems to have brought one Cubs embarrassment after another.

All the better reason to hope that Rick Hahn & Co turn this franchise around and make the Sox a playoff team again while I hope Theo's master plan stretches on for another decade of waiting for success.
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That map shows my ZIP being pretty much evenly split Sox/Cubs. As much as I'd love that to be the case, that really doesn't match my experience with people in this area.
It seems pretty accurate for Clarendon Hills / Hinsdale. I see a lot more Sox gear on the streets close to home.
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