Apparently Emory University studied which teams were the biggest bandwagon fans. And guess what? We suck, ranking #6 on the bandwagon-o-meter.
Two researchers at Emory University have launched their 2014 MLB Fan Analysis, which uses the numbers to break down baseball's fan bases by any number of variables. Earlier this week, they tackled one near and dear to our hearts: Which teams' attendance is most closely correlated with its success?
The data runs from 1998 to 2013. After controlling for other variables like price and market size, what's left is win sensitivity.
...Simply put, the teams at the top of the list have fans that jump on the bandwagon when the team starts winning, and jump off it when they lose. The teams at the bottom have fans who come or don't to games regardless of the team's success, or lack thereof. (Hi Miami!)