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Spring is in the air and that means MLB Opening Day is right around the corner! In honor of the big day (which will feature my Boston Red Sox receiving their 2013 World Series Championship Rings – just sayin’), the team at Facebook has put together a map that highlights team allegiances – measured in terms of likes – across the United States.

You will immediately notice that the Yankees, Brave and Rangers (which is a bit of a surprise) take up a majority or the map. Red Sox Nation is also up there as well! However, Facebook notes that there is not a single county in the US that aligns with the A’s, Mets or Blue Jays (sorry to all my friends up in Toronto).

It’s an interesting breakdown. Click on the map to get the larger view. (Courtesy of the team at Inside Facebook)

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I’m breaking away from my typical social media posts to talk about my other passion: Red Sox baseball. I’m not one to push the panic button this early in the season but man, the Sox look bad so far this season.

This afternoon I boarded a plan to New York knowing that that Sox had dropped 5 in a row to the Rays and sit near the bottom of the AL East. I know, we are only 13 games into the season and they are only 6 games back, but this weekend was tough to watch.  It just feels like nothing is clicking for the them at all so far this year.  I’ll hold off on officially pushing the panic button until later in the season but so far things are not looking optimistic.

I think this picture sums up the collective feeling of Red Sox nation after a depressing weekend of baseball.

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I tweeted about this earlier but thought it would make an interesting post. As you probably know, for the most part contextual advertising can be a valuable part of online marketing programs.  But today on Boston.com I found one that #FAILED.  I visited site because I heard through Twitter that the Red Sox had *officially* announced their pitching rotation to start the season.  (For those interested, it’s going to be Beckett, Lester, Lackey, Wakefield, Beckett, Buchholz.  Full story here).    I was surprised to be served a contextual ad on the Boston.com homepage telling me to “Gear up for the Tigers 2010 season”.  Maybe it’s a subtle attempt on the part of the Tigers to gain more fans but it sure seems like a wasted space to me.