If you’re in desperate need of baseball content during this All-Star break, the good folks over at Grammarly have you covered.
The San Francisco-based proofreading company took it upon themselves to rank fanbases in terms of grammar. In order to do this, they gathered fan comments from SB Nation baseball blogs from June 1-June 14:
We then used the Grammarly editor to detect grammar, spelling, sentence structure, and punctuation errors in each comment and used the sums to calculate the average number of errors per 100 words. Updates to Grammarly’s algorithms and an increase in our study sample size changed the numbers game this year. Our 2015 study analyzed 4,500 fan comments from MLB.com. The 2016 study sample size was twenty times that (90,000 total comments.) The larger sample, coupled with our software’s more objective grammar checks, meant that writing scores improved across the board.
So what did the results find?
Well, Marlins fans easily have the best grammar thus far in 2016 with just 1.39 errors per 100 words. Though, we’re guessing that Marlins fan blog isn’t the most active one out there.
As far as the worst, that honor goes to everyone’s favorite team — the St. Louis Cardinals. Yes, their fans dropped 2.20 errors per 100 words to cement last place again!
Here are the types of errors people make: