Essay Major League Baseball´s Culture

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Baseball is spread across the United States and has become a part of some cities culture. Cultures stretch from the newer teams of the west and the old school teams of the east. There are teams that have been around since baseball started and new teams that were made within the last 20 years. Major League Baseball’s culture differs across the United States depending on where you’re located. There are trends between cultures based on location and how long the team has been around. These cultures are different in many, but all have a common similarity. All baseball cultures revolve around a Major League Baseball team. These teams can move, like the Dodgers from Brooklyn to L.A. and teams changing ownership, like when the Montreal Expos’s …show more content…

To do that you have to go spend lots of money on free agents, like they are doing now. The way a team builds itself changes the type of culture that surrounds a team. A team at the other end of the spectrum is the St. Louis Cardinals. They have built their team through their farm system like I mention earlier, also known as the minor leagues. Many of their players are “home grown” talent as they call it and the fans are very close to their players, unlike the money driven stars, the fans feel like the young players are growing up and their involved with it. An example of this is on the teams Facebook page the team posted a thank you to two of their home grown stars that they traded away, and the top comment reads this, “Freese will always be a cardinal in the hearts of true fans of STL(St. Louis) baseball.” The second highest comment posted is this, “Freese will always be the homegrown talent. Best of luck to both of them in Anaheim.” The cardinal fans love their players and care about wining, but there is more to it to them, they feel a part of the growing of David Freese and other players like him. Teams like the Cardinals, Yankees, and the Red Sox don’t have to worry too much about bringing in fans like small market teams. Teams that do have to try to get fans to come to the games like the Tampa Bay Rays or the Seattle Mariners. The Rays

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