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The 10 worst MLB teams to be a fan of

9/21/11 in MLB   |   metsfan710   |   401 respect

 

  

Whether the team has ripped your heart out and danced all over it, or whether the fanbase is flat out embarassing, here's a list of the ten worst MLB teams to be a fan of:

10. Los Angeles Dodgers
Record: 77-76

The only thing worse than the Mets financial situation, is the Dodgers’ situation. With a payday coming up for Clayton Kershaw, Matt Kemp and Andre Ethier, don’t expect the Dodgers to have any chance of signing free agents to improve the team. The Dodgers are at a dead end, hoping to sign back at least the three team stars.  

 

 9. New York Mets
Record: 73-81

The Mets have a top 5 shortstop in the league, as well as a top 10-12 third baseman and still can’t seem to win. Why? In 2009 I would have told you injuries and bad luck. In 2010, I would have told you lack of depth and injuries. In 2011, I’m going to go with complete lack of talent. Mike Pelfrey is the team’s ace, Justin Turner was the starting second baseman for most of the season, and Jason Bay playing left field. If you stopped watching baseball in 2009, you’re probably saying “How could he be mad about Jason Bay in left field?!” I’ll tell you why. Sure, Jason was great in Boston and the years before that in Pittsburgh, but since coming to the Mets he has put up 18 home runs in two seasons. That’s half the amount he put up with Boston in ’09 (36). The Mets are broke, and probably won’t be able to sign back Jose Reyes or bring in any new talent. And Jose Reyes is just the tip of the ice berg. Just wait until next year when David Wright’s pay day arrives. Good luck selling Wright on a team that couldn’t sign back Reyes and hasn’t had a winning season since ’08. The worst is yet to come, Mets fans.

 

8. Cleveland Indians 
Record: 76-77

When the Indians were playing well, and sat comfortably atop the division they still couldn’t fill the seats in the stadium. Here’s the pathetic part, they consider themselves a basketball town. That’s the argument that is given when Cleveland fans are criticized for their attendance at Indians games. Basketball town? Lebron didn’t even wanna stay in Cleveland and he’s from there. Give Asdrubal Cabrera some attention before he announces his decision to leave the city in a one hour special. Then you’ll all be complaining and burning his jersey in the streets acting like it’s his fault.  

 

7. Florida Marlins
Record: 70-85

A Marlins fan at a game tweeted a picture saying they hand counted 347 fans at the game. 347. Listen up Marlins fan(s), the chuckle you get from someone when you say you’re a Marlins fan isn’t as much over you rooting for the Marlins as it is the irony of that person meeting someone that actually roots for the Marlins.

 

6. Chicago Cubs
Record: 68-87

On Friday night, they lost a game in the 12 inning on a blown call. Nobody noticed, or cared. 

5. Seattle Mariners
Record: 61-86

One of the few positives of the season was trading for Brandon League.

4. San Diego Padres
Record: 63-85

So far in September, the only games the Padres have won this month were to avoid sweeps. Adrian Gonzalez and Boston are for grateful for the trade.

3. Baltimore Orioles
Record: 58-88


The Orioles went 6-1 to start the season and have been brutal since. It really stinks that the Orioles have had so many years under the radar. Having went to school near Baltimore, I had the chance to take in a few Baltimore games. The stadium is gorgeous, and probably one of my favorite stadiums to visit. Not to mention the $5 ticket special on Friday nights. The biggest blow came this season when Brian Matusz went down. Matusz is a guy the Orioles were leaning on to be their future ace. A Matusz-Britton 1-2 could be the 1-2 punch of the future.

2. Pittsburgh Pirates
Record: 69-86

The Pirates clinched their 19th straight losing season. Remember when they lead the NL Central? The Pirates showed promise, then pulled the rug from underneath the fans. I would say the Pirates show promise, but we all know any promising player will be traded for some prospects once they start to catch fire.

 

1. Houston Astros
Record: 53-101

If you reverse their record, they have the best record in baseball. That’s nothing to be proud of. The Houston Astros are the worst team in baseball. While the Astros are able to fill over 60 percent of their stadium on a nightly basis, it just isn’t a baseball city- talent- or fan-wise.

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9/22/11   |   Joe_L   |   12372 respect

(Edited by Joe_L)

They have a lot more than tile work to do. There is a s**t pile of trees and some big a** buildings in the infield.


PS. if I should come up missing, this would probably be a good place to start the investigation.

9/22/11   |   ohwell_   |   16500 respect

(Edited by ohwell_)

The middle picture is the view of center field.

9/22/11   |   ohwell_   |   16500 respect

Joe_L wrote:
Those pictures remind me of the place time, baseball and the fans forgot.

Underneath lies the old Orange Bowl.  Welcome to Liberty City Joe.
My friends company is doing ALL the tile.  It's gonna be so niiiiiice.....

9/22/11   |   Joe_L   |   12372 respect

Those pictures remind me of the place time, baseball and the fans forgot.

9/22/11   |   ohwell_   |   16500 respect

(Edited by Jess)


 



9/22/11   |   hclcdestin   |   9313 respect

ohwell_ wrote:
We're #8!!!!!!    I'll take my 2 World Series titles in 17 years and nod.  It's hot as ****  in that crappy stadium the Phins play in.   Luria "says" he is spending money this year, (as he should since the city paid 515 million for the new stadium).  I will wear my new colors proudly, and enjoy the view of downtown Miami in the air condtioned stadium with WORKING scoreboards.       GO FISH!!!        

I agree and I'm proud 2 b a Florida Marlins fans. Whether they win the World Series,then lose 103 games the next year,rebuild the team and capture the Flag again at Yankee Stadium skippered by a 75 year old mgr.
Then 8 years later,when the Marlins were floundering(and still are),he decides to manager the team again at age 83.  Wait til next year,or the year after.

9/22/11   |   Oddfool   |   10650 respect

The order of this list is strange.  The w/l stats are shown, but if that is a big factor for the team being on the list, they are out of order, while the additional information provided really doesn't seem to add any additional factor for placement.

9/22/11   |   Chief_aka_James   |   3307 respect

Did anyone else notice he listed 11 teams?

9/22/11   |   derms33   |   17653 respect

Clevaland only liked LeBron James...Because they won with him on the team.  Noone cares now

9/22/11   |   derms33   |   17653 respect

Cleveland is a basketball town?  WTF ARE YOU TALKING ABOUT?  clearly have no idea.  Cleveland is a football town.  PERIOD>>>>>>> despite the shi**y teams the Browns have put on the field people still go and see them and are passionate about them.  Hate on the Browns all you want but the fanbase is loyal.  As far as the Tribe goes, people don't go to games because the city of Cleveland and its citizens aren't exactly wealthy.  And ownership doesn't make moves to win.  I went to a game this year, it was a sell-out.

9/21/11   |   kramer   |   11004 respect

Burrellfan1 wrote:
 How can the Twins be on the list because of one bad season?  They made the playoffs last season and had to deal with lots of injuries right from the start.  The Twins might be dealing with some bad contracts right now, but it is a good sign that they are a team now that can finance a 100-million dollar payroll.

The Marlins shouldn't be on this list either based on their two World Series wins.  There should be a wait-and-see attitude to determine if the new stadium will make a difference in attendance.

The two obvious teams that should be on the list and are not are the Oakland A's and the Tampa Bay Rays.  The Rays are still in the race for a playoff spot, but the team in next to last in attendance.  The Rays were the best team in the AL last year, but still were only 22nd in attendance.  The Rays need a new stadium but there isn't much of a desire to build them one.  The Tampa Bay area really isn't a baseball town.  It is a football town that is struggling dealing with a struggling economy.

Both the A's and the Rays have been mentioned in contraction talks since several owners are sick of the current revenue sharing system.  The A's just cannot stay in Oakland much longer.  San Jose seems like a logical spot if Major League Baseball will allow them to move there.


The Marlins can't draw fans no matter what.  They weren't drawing when they were good.  Sure, they'll sell out a few games next year because everyone will want to go see the new stadium.  But Miami is as much of a baseball town as Atlanta is a hockey town.

9/21/11   |   Burrellfan1   |   26225 respect

 How can the Twins be on the list because of one bad season?  They made the playoffs last season and had to deal with lots of injuries right from the start.  The Twins might be dealing with some bad contracts right now, but it is a good sign that they are a team now that can finance a 100-million dollar payroll.

The Marlins shouldn't be on this list either based on their two World Series wins.  There should be a wait-and-see attitude to determine if the new stadium will make a difference in attendance.

The two obvious teams that should be on the list and are not are the Oakland A's and the Tampa Bay Rays.  The Rays are still in the race for a playoff spot, but the team in next to last in attendance.  The Rays were the best team in the AL last year, but still were only 22nd in attendance.  The Rays need a new stadium but there isn't much of a desire to build them one.  The Tampa Bay area really isn't a baseball town.  It is a football town that is struggling dealing with a struggling economy.

Both the A's and the Rays have been mentioned in contraction talks since several owners are sick of the current revenue sharing system.  The A's just cannot stay in Oakland much longer.  San Jose seems like a logical spot if Major League Baseball will allow them to move there.


9/21/11   |   Ripx7   |   90 respect

Weird List - Combination of Current futility (Houston) and Legendary futility (Cubbies).  Fails to take into account Ease of Watching?  Stadium Experience (Twins / Astros Off the List)?  History?  Dedication of Locals (Miami Your Still #1, but in a Bad Way)? . . . . .

9/21/11   |   kramer   |   11004 respect

Obviously the Pirates were going to be on this list.  Now, Bob Nutting must prove he gives a damn.  That means signing Derrek Lee to play a full season in a Pirates uniform.  He's hitting well over .300 with the team and in only 21 games has 6 home runs, and 3 of them were clutch in the 8th and 9th inning for insurance and a go-ahead grand slam.  He's taken the first 2 steps of my 3-step process to making people believe he cares.

Get the BPA in the draft with the #1 overall pick - CHECK!
If still in contention, spend the money to bring in a name player to help your lineup - CHECK!
Go out in the offseason and sign a big name free agent power bat - Have him now, but you gotta keep him.

Walker and McCutchen both probably would've been traded this year, but the Bucs were in contention and now Nutting is forced to put his money where his mouth is and sign the players long-term.  He said he'd spend when the time is right, and that time has come.  Now put up or shut up, Bobby!

9/21/11   |   Jess   |   35061 respect

ohwell_ wrote:
We're #8!!!!!!    I'll take my 2 World Series titles in 17 years and nod.  It's hot as ****  in that crappy stadium the Phins play in.   Luria "says" he is spending money this year, (as he should since the city paid 515 million for the new stadium).  I will wear my new colors proudly, and enjoy the view of downtown Miami in the air condtioned stadium with WORKING scoreboards.       GO FISH!!!        

 See, anybody who has a team that's won a World Series in the past (even if it was over 100 years ago...poor little Cubbies) should probably not be on this list. 

9/21/11   |   ohwell_   |   16500 respect

We're #8!!!!!!    I'll take my 2 World Series titles in 17 years and nod.  It's hot as ****  in that crappy stadium the Phins play in.   Luria "says" he is spending money this year, (as he should since the city paid 515 million for the new stadium).  I will wear my new colors proudly, and enjoy the view of downtown Miami in the air condtioned stadium with WORKING scoreboards.       GO FISH!!!        

9/21/11   |   ms_hippie_queen   |   30445 respect

....but you have heard of them.

9/21/11   |   Jess   |   35061 respect

 How did I know immediately that my team would be on here, upon reading the title? I'm just a little surprised they're not higher on the list.