Originally Posted by Johnny Footstool
Skewed population numbers that don't include surrounding areas.
Exactly. I'm surprised that the editors at Prospectus let that one go.
I know the author is trying to make a point, but the Cardinals draw from a significantly more populous area than the Brewers.
St. Louis is the 18th most populous metro area in the country (2.7 million).
Milwaukee is the 36th most populous area in the country (1.5 million), trailing the likes of metro Norfolk, Virginia and metro Providence, Rhode Island.
Besides, I don't really agree with the author's larger point. Cards fans are pretty resilient, and I don't expect them to jump ship due to a bump in the road or two.