Sports News Without Access, Favor, Or Discretion

Exciting times. Exactly as they did for NFL fans earlier this spring, automated proofreading program Grammarly has been sicced on the internet comments of every MLB team’s website. The results show that Mets fans have been swept by the English language.


The study (via the Wall Street Journal) is highly unscientific and for entertainment purposes only, but oh how entertaining it is. The company proofread 150 comments from articles on each of the 30 teams’ official websites, all at least 50 words long, and counted up the spelling and grammar mistakes per 100 words. And while baseball fans as a whole are stronger than their football counterparts, things still get pretty rough, especially in the Northeast.

Congratulations to Indians fans. May this championship last you another 67 years.


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