A new study commissioned by the Wall Street Journal and proofreading program Grammarly crunched the numbers, and Houston Astros fans could use some grammar lessons.
The lighthearted study focused on the grammar and syntax used by fans in leaving comments on official team websites – 150 comments per team, in fact. That breaks down to 10,592 words per team site.
The results of the study found New York Mets fans to make the most grammatical errors (13.9) per 100 words, while Astros enthusiasts popped up with the third-worst ratio (12.7), sandwiched between Philadelphia Phillies fans (13.5) and Kansas City Royals supporters (12.4).
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While the jury is out regarding whether comment sections on official team websites present the most accurate depiction of team fan bases, this study has been the topic of much debate over the past couple of days on the internet.
The next time you’re out commenting on your team’s official site, be aware…someone might pay close attention to your usage of the language for the next installment of this study!