Arizona Diamondbacks fans score among Major League Baseball's best in the grammar department

Posted at 2:35 PM, Jul 11, 2016
and last updated 2016-07-11 17:44:02-04

Heading into the 2016 season, the Arizona Diamondbacks were one of Major League Baseball's most hyped teams.

Three months later, the D-backs are 38-52 heading into the All-Star Break and in last place in the National League West division.

So, D-backs fans will take any good news they can get, right?

Well... here's some.

According to Grammarly, an automated proofreading company, D-backs fans are eighth among all 30 MLB fan bases in terms of overall grammar. That's an improvement from last year's ranking of 14th.

The methodology: Grammarly gathered 3,000 fan comments posted to blogs of each MLB team during the first half of June.

"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," according to the site.

So, while the D-backs may be in last place in their division, their fans are the NL West's best in the grammar department. Fans of the current division leaders, the San Francisco Giants, are tied for 14th in grammar, while Los Angeles Dodgers fans are 18th. The Colorado Rockies are 24th and the San Diego Padres are 26th.

A win is a win, is it not?

Fans of the Miami Marlins are easily No. 1 in this year's grammar rankings, while fans of the St. Louis Cardinals are dead last.

D-backs fans scored much higher than did Arizona Cardinals fans, who ranked 24th in grammar among all NFL fan bases last season. Also, Arizona Wildcats football fans placed higher than Arizona State fans in a study conducted last year.

Check out this year's entire MLB grammar rankings here.