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Cleveland Indians fans have the best grammar in baseball, according to a new study

For all intensive purposes we do words more good then other teams's fans,,, In case u were wondering.

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Grammarly, a company that makes its bread and butter on software that catches hundreds of grammatical errors that even Microsoft Word allegedly can't find, recently ran a study of the grammatical accuracy of every team's fanbase in the major leagues. The study, which took the most recent 150 reader comments from each MLB team's official website, put our fellow Cleveland Indians fans firmly in first place when it comes to the fewest grammatical mistakes made per 100 words.

Tribe fans and their 3.6 mistakes per 100 words are a full 1.2 better than the next place San Diego Padres fans. The gap between us, the triumphant grammatical kings of the Internet, and the last-place New York Mets is 10.3. That's right, for every 100 words Mets fans use to describe Bartolo Colon's recent base running debacle, they made a grammatical error in 13.9 of them.

Staying in our own division, Chicago White Sox fans made 4.8 mistakes per 100 words, the Minnesota Twins made 5.8  errors per 100 and all the way back at the sixth most errors in the league is the Detroit Tigers, whose fans made 11.7 grammatical errors per 100 words. The Kansas City Royals are the worst in the AL Central, committing 12.4 grammatical mistakes per 100 words. To be fair, it can't be easy finding the words to defend Omar Infante being an All-Star without committing some kind of sin, grammatical or otherwise.

MLB Grammar Rankings by Grammarly's Grammar Checker

It's worth noting that this study is taking samples from the official team sites (i.e., and not our favorite little comment corner of the Internet, One has to wonder what kind of score CleCom would receive if Grammarly decided to go with them instead -- or even our own comments here on Let's Go Tribe -- but we'll forever be left wondering.


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