via press release:
Red Sox Dominate Facebook Buzz for World Series Game 1
The Boston Red Sox defeated the St. Louis Cardinals 8-1 at Fenway Park on Wednesday night to win the first game of the 2013 World Series. Boston also dominated the conversation on Facebook, generating over 5 million interactions from more than 2.6 million unique people on the social media platform.
The Red Sox out-buzzed the Cardinals 62% to 38% in terms of Facebook chatter, with men 25 to 34 doing most of the talking. Here are the Top 5 Demos Wednesday night:
The Red Sox’s home state of Massachusetts topped the list of states with the biggest buzz. Missouri, home to the Cardinals, was second on the list. The Top 10 states buzzing about Game 1 were:
Mary J. Blige, posted prior to performing the National Anthem. Country music star Kenny Chesney posed with Red Sox pitcher Jake Peavy on the field before the game. The U.S. Army also shared photos of a special pre-game ceremony to honor, in person, three Medal of Honor recipients.
New England Patriots wide receiver Julian Edelman cheered on his hometown team with fellow players Matt Slater, Danny Amedola and Rob Ninkovich, while another teammate, Devin McCourty, watched the game from home with his family. Comedian and Boston native Denis Leary hailed Hall of Famer Carl Yastrzemski’s ceremonial first pitch. And New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees posted during the game as well, lauding a children’s book based on the late Ted Williams.
The best-of-seven playoff series remains in Boston on Thursday, before heading to St. Louis this weekend for games three and four. You can keep up with the action from this year’s Fall Classic on Facebook by watching the pages of the Cardinals (https://www.facebook.com/Cardinals), Red Sox (https://www.facebook.com/RedSox), Major League Baseball (https://www.facebook.com/MLB), and Fox Sports (https://www.facebook.com/foxsports).