While most baseball fans either love or hate the New York Yankees, the team is growing in Facebook popularity. Already the most-liked baseball team on Facebook, the Yankees have added the most likes this past week of any Major League Baseball team, and by a wide margin. The team that has gained the second-most likes this week is the Los Angeles Dodgers, followed by the Boston Red Sox, and the Atlanta Braves.
The Major League Baseball team atop PageData‘s people talking about this leader board happens to be at the bottom of its division. The Los Angeles Dodgers, who are in last place in the National League West, are the most-talked-about team on Facebook right now, with an increase in 79,737 people discussing the club this week. In second place are divisional rivals the San Francisco Giants.
The New York Yankees may be injury-plagued and off to a sluggish start to the 2013 Major League Baseball season, but when it comes to Facebook and overall social media, the club is running away with the pennant race.
Success on the field translates into success in terms of adding Facebook likes for Major League Baseball teams, according to a new analysis from digital agency iStrategyLabs comparing likes at the All-Star Break of the 2011 and 2012 seasons.
An outing to a baseball game ended in tragedy Thursday night, and Facebook users were quick to pay tribute to the victim once his name was released Friday morning.
Officially, Texas Rangers relief pitcher Darren O’Day will see a specialist Wednesday to determine the severity of his injury. But the player’s Facebook page says he’s going on the disabled list.