Baseball fans have the comfort of yelling at players' moves and decisions from the comfort of their seats at the stadium and at home. But how many of them might be able to steal second or sprint for a line drive to centerfield themselves?
Possibly a lot, if we're talking about Cincinnati Reds fans!
Gambling website U.S. Bets recently surveyed more than 2,000 Major League Baseball fans about their fitness habits to find out which fanbase's bodies could keep up with their mouths.
Reds die-hards landed at No. 9 overall out of all 30 MLB teams and No. 3 for team fans who play recreational sports.
U.S. Bets rated fans on a five-point scale on five criteria: BMI, how frequently they exercise, activeness throughout the day, if they could run a mile, and how many sit-ups and push-ups they could do. While Reds fans didn't score the highest across the board (and in fact got a 1.9 in activeness and a 2.1 in sit-ups), they did well in BMI and the mile run (3.9 and 3.5, respectively). Our fanatics ended up with 17.5 on the 30-point scale.
Fans of the Los Angeles Angels, Arizona Diamondbacks and Milwaukee Brewers were fittest of all, U.S. Bets said, scoring 18.6, 18.4 and 18.1, respectively.
The team whose fans didn't have any get-up-and-go? That would be the Atlanta Braves, whose fans scored a measly 15.3 out of 30. And the Reds' National League Central rivals St. Louis Cardinals had the fans that were least likely to play a recreational sport at all.