The Major League Baseball team atop PageData‘s people talking about this leader board happens to be at the bottom of its division. The Los Angeles Dodgers, who are in last place in the National League West, are the most-talked-about team on Facebook right now, with an increase in 79,737 people discussing the club this week. In second place are divisional rivals the San Francisco Giants.
The Dodgers and Giants are far and above more talked about than the third-place team, the Detroit Tigers, which saw its PTAT metric grow by 27,104 this past week. The Dodgers are also the fastest-growing in terms of PTAT for any professional sports team on Facebook. Interestingly enough, the baseball team with the most likes, the New York Yankees, lost PTAT this week.
To further show that there’s little correlation between PTAT and a team’s actual record, the American League East-leading Boston Red Sox’s PTAT metric dropped by a whopping 36,379 this week.
Here are the PageData numbers for all 30 MLB teams, sorted by growth in PTAT this week: