FanSided recently released its Fandom 250 rankings, and the Cleveland Indians were able to crack the top 200 fan bases in the entire world.
The recent postseason run by the Cleveland Indians showed the nation why Indians fans are among the best in baseball. The rocking crowds at Progressive Field were magical for those in attendance, while the vibes in all of Northeast Ohio were great for much of the run.
The loyalty and passion displayed by Indians fans has led to the group being named the No. 198 overall fan base by FanSided in its Fandom 250 rankings. The rankings cover all forms of entertainment, as made clear by Nicki Minaj finishing ahead of the Indians at No. 197.
Indians fans know how passionate the fan base is, but the 2016 season surely helped the fan base rise up these rankings into the top 200.
Much of the focus on Indians fans is on the lack of attendance at games during the regular season, but that should surely change next season. There are so many factors that lead to those attendance numbers, so it is not even worth getting into.
The good news is that attendance should be much improved in 2017 after such a magical run in 2016. It will be hard to stay away from Progressive Field next year as the Indians are favorites to make another deep postseason run.
That run will hopefully conclude with a World Series title. As for the 2016 champions, the Fandom 250 rated Chicago Cubs fans as the No. 1 fan base in the world. Let’s just hope the new champs don’t turn into the next version of Warriors fans. Although if that means the Indians will defeat the Cubs in 2017, that would be just fine.
So what do you think about where the Indians ended up? Is No. 198 in the world an insult to this great fan base, or is it a proper ranking?