The Wall Street Journal has helpfully assembled the sort of slow-news-month story that lets you forget that none of the four major sports (five, if you include college football) is playing many meaningful games at the moment. In it, the incomparably named Stu Woo compiled the Twitter follower counts for every team in the NFL, NHL, NBA and MLB. Mostly the numbers track as you'd expect: the Patriots are at the top of football, with 12 times as many followers as the bottom-dwelling Cardinals; baseball has the most accounts (12) with fewer than 100,000 followers; the Lakers boast the most followers of any team, with nearly 3 million.
But the data also raise some obvious questions that have no obvious answers. Unless the obvious answer is, "Because they bought a shitload of fake followers," which you should put past no one.