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Tuesday’s Morning Mashup: Boston has most obsessed baseball fans in America

06.21.11 at 7:30 am ET

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MLB: Padres at Red Sox, 7:10 p.m. (NESN; WEEI)


‘™¦ Boston has the most obsessed baseball fans in America, according to a statistical analysis by The website based its rankings on attendance, team revenue and fantasy baseball participation, along with spending on entertainment and dining out. Following Red Sox Nation are fans of the Giants, Cubs, Cardinals and Yankees.

‘™¦ Could the lockout lead to the return of Brett Favre? At, Steve Wyche speculates that some teams might want to give the oft-retired legend another look because young quarterbacks’ development will be slowed due to coaches’ inability to work with them this offseason.

‘™¦ With commissioner Bud Selig rejecting the Dodgers’ proposed television deal with Fox, Frank McCourt appears finished as owner of the team. In The Los Angeles Times, Bill Plaschke writes: “He’s out of money. He’s out of schemes. He’s out of time.”

‘™¦ Jeff Goodman at is not high on BYU star Jimmer Fredette‘s chances of succeeding in the NBA. Goodman notes that Fredette’s previous experience against NBA-caliber competition did not go well, especially defensively.

ON THIS DAY TRIVIA: On June 21, 1916, which diminutive Red Sox pitcher threw the first no-hitter in Fenway Park history with a 2-0 blanking of the Yankees?

QUOTE OF THE DAY: “I felt mentally I wasn’€™t ready and prepared enough for what was in front of me. It affected the way I played and that’€™s what I’€™ve been doing this offseason, concentrating on that and making sure postseasons like this don’€™t happen to me.” ‘€” Celtics forward Glen Davis

STAT OF THE DAY: 2 ‘€” RBI hit batsmen for the Red Sox during the 10-run seventh inning of Monday night’s 14-5 rout of the Padres

‘NET RESULTS: Impressive off-balance back-foot goal by Mexico’s Javier Hernandez, aka Chicharito.

TRIVIA ANSWER: 5-foot-7 George Foster

SOOTHING SOUNDS: Ray Davies, lead singer of the Kinks, turns 67 Tuesday.

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