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This is obviously nothing more than an attempt to score some Sox playoff tix.

August 20, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterJonathan

@Jonathan-- hope you are right. As students in '86, we missed 2 classes in order to camp out on Yawkey way overnight for ACLS game 7 tickets vs. Angels.. REmemer Hendu?

August 21, 2017 | Registered CommenterDan Kahan

'86? Ouch. Brutal year for Sox fans. Lived in Cambridge at the time, and so had the BoSox as my backup team. (Of course, with the exception of a run a few years back, mostly every year is brutal for Phillies fans like myself).

August 21, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterJoshua

link drop - some of Dan's work is confirmed by others - but is it replication if they also used the GSS?:
https://phys.org/news/2017-08-polarization-controversial-scientific-issues.html
(sadly, http://www.pnas.org/content/early/2017/08/15/1704882114 is paywalled)

BTW - was a Mets fan up through '86 WS - then moved to Boston area, and became a Sox fan. But always hated the Yanks. This all just adds to my high disadvantaged out-group compassion and low authoritarian bona fides.

August 22, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterJonathan

That's good, Jonathan. I wonder if there is are ideological associations with the New Yorkers who root for the Mets and Yankees, respectively. Are liberals/lefties more likely to be Mets fans?

As a Phillies/backup Bosox fan, I certainly have identity-aggressive enmity towards fans of both teams, and think that there must be a genetic trait in both teams' fans for obnoxiouxness and boorishness, but that Yankees fans also must have an innate tendency towards moral depravity as well.

Symmetry must have some limits at some point, right?l

August 22, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterJoshua

Joshua,

"and think that there must be a genetic trait in both teams' fans for obnoxiousness and boorishness". I take that as high praise coming from a sports fan of a Philadelphia team, some of which once famously boo'ed Santa Claus (at an Iggles game). Probably wasn't due to low religiosity.

On Mets/Yanks left/right - doubt any correlation there. However, willing to bet Yanks fans have the world's highest Gini coefficient (from South Bronx projects to Greenwich hedge fund guys). We know that such dramatic inequality is a predictor of all sorts of antisocial tendencies, including moral depravity. But hopefully not innate - as that would imply evolution via survival of the most depraved has transformed the NY genome in a single baseball century. Actually, less time than that, as old Sox fans will attest.

August 22, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterJonathan

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