Can I haz baseball gramerburger?

June 23, 2015 · 1 comment

It goes without saying that baseball is one of the more literate and literary sports. But to gauge the “education” of teams’ fans by the comments they leave on websites or via social media is a bit silly.

I don’t mean to indict an entire generation, but texting, IMs, and emails have reached a point where very few seem to care about spelling, grammar, and punctuation. Shorthand and emoticons are turning us all into Eloi.

So I take this “report” in The Wall Street Journal based on data provided by Grammarly, with a grain of salt.


Kind of surprised that fans from the same city would have different ratings. New York is New York, after all; it’s the same public education system. Kansas City and St. Louis are relatively far apart on the scale, as are As and Giants, who are just a bridge apart. Cubs and White Sox, on the other hand, are back-to-back.


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