Almost two months into this year's baseball season, the Mets are half a game behind the Washington Nationals in the National League East, winning almost 60 percent of their games, and the Yankees are five and a half games behind the Baltimore Orioles in the American League East, losing more than half the time.
The Mets also have an edge over the Yankees when it comes to ticket sales in New York City, according to an analysis of tickets sold to New Yorkers in each zip code via the online resale marketplace Vivid Seats between 2013 and 2015.
In a town of divided baseball allegiances, residents in four out of five boroughs bought more tickets to see the Mets than the Yankees through the marketplace.
As you'd expect, ticket buyers in Queens, the home of the Mets' Citi Field, staunchly support their local team. Ticket buyers in The Bronx, the home of Yankee Stadium, are going to games to root for the Bronx Bombers.
As for baseball enthusiasts in Brooklyn and Staten Island, they lean toward the Mets — with the exception of Flatbush residents and Staten Islanders living on the island's East Side.
The fealty of ticket buyers in Manhattan is almost evenly split, with the northern half of the island (except for an isolated bastion of Mets fans in Central Harlem) more likely to purchase seats at Yankee games than the southern. (Yankees fans downtown are hiding out in Battery Park City and the Financial District.)
Credit: Vivid Seats