I don't know if we're allowed to plug our own work here (apologies if not...) but:
We often hear ballplayers and front office officials talk about how their fans are the greatest in baseball. But who are the best fans in baseball? How to Reds' fans stack up?
I've just posted the second part of an investigation I've been doing into the factors that affect ballclub attendance on my little blog. The ultimate goal was to generate a model that predicts how much attendance a club should have, and then see which teams do better or worse than predicted. Quick preview of findings: the analysis indicates that Reds fans are quite average in terms of their interest and loyalty, while St. Louis fans are extraordinary and Toronto fans are extremely sparse.
I think it's pretty interesting stuff, so I thought I'd post a link here in case others are curious:
Part 1: http://jinaz-reds.blogspot.com/2006/...rest-pt-1.html
Part 2: http://jinaz-reds.blogspot.com/2006/...rest-pt-2.html
...if nothing else, it's nice to see that Yankee and Boston fans don't top the charts, much to ESPN's surprise...