How Did Binghamton Rank in the Best City For Baseball Fans Study
Baseball fans in New York haven't had much to cheer about lately. The New York Yankees lost to the Boston Red Sox in four games in the AL Divisional Series. We suffer as we watch the dreaded Sox jump out to a 2-0 lead over Houston in the World Series.
The New York Mets expected to make a run at the playoffs after getting off to a team-record 12-2 start but ended up with one of their worst seasons ever.
It wasn't too bad for the Binghamton Rumble Ponies. They didn't make the playoffs but they played well...and we can't forget about Tim Tebow being in town for most of the season.
Speaking of Binghamton, our friends at WalletHub set out to find the Best Baseball Cities to be a fan of America's third most followed sport. They compared 360 U.S. cities with at least one college or professional baseball team.
It ranged from performance level of the team(s), average ticket price and stadium accessibility. They found out something that comes as NO surprise to me....Binghamton is a really good place to watch our favorite pastime.
Binghamton ranked 48th out of the 360 cites and 9th among small cities. If you would like to know how other cities fared, go here.
By the way, save the date, April 11th on your calendar. That's the home opener for the Rumble Ponies when they'll take on Erie at NYSEG Stadium. Is it too early to say, Saddle-Up For Funn and Giddy-Up with the Rumble Ponies.