Here’s a truth I’ve noticed about baseball: some teams are just more likeable than others. Whether it’s because of a classic underdog story (2016 Cubs, I’m looking at you), or a group of fun young players out having a great time (New York Yankees, I am grudgingly looking at you), there are teams you come across that you like more than the rest. I know a surprising number of Tigers fans who also really like the Oakland Athletics, for whatever reason.
Obviously, we’re all going to rank the Tigers on the top of the heap, but in today’s FanPost prompt, I want everyone to the other 29 teams. Yes, you’re probably going to need to remind yourself that one or two National League franchises you rarely see play exist.
The other part of this is that you need to say why you ranked that team so high or so low in your 29-team list. Division rivals will likely hit near the bottom. Is it just tradition, or do you remember a particular game where the Twins or Indians really rankled you? A specific player? On that note, maybe the Phillies spiked up in your interest this year because of Bryce Harper. Any reason is fine, you just need to give one.
And on that note: we’re going to compile your reasons into a post to see how Bless You Boys readers really feel about the rest of Major League Baseball.
So head over to the FanPosts section, select “New FanPost” on the left, and get to ranking!
Weekly shoutout goes to danielleobal for making a case for Trevor Bauer as her favorite non-Tiger (the comments section is a must read).