How Profitable and “Liked” are the Top Four World Series Contenders?

Profits and baseball have a love affair that’s filled with as much passion as the fans have for their favorite teams — and it continues to grow. The average value of a Major League Baseball team rose 16 percent during the past year to a record high of $605 million. With the battle over for the chance to play in the World Series (congrats to the San Francisco Giants and Detroit Tigers), this infographic takes a look at the top four World Series contenders — revenue, income, value, and social networking profiles — and see if they’re a factor in a team making it to the World Series.

Brian Wilson’s Beard Update

Baseball season has started folks. For the next half of the year, all 30 teams will compete to be in the World Series for a final showdown of two stellar MLB teams. Two years ago, famous pitcher Brian Wilson helped lead his team, the San Francisco Giants, to a World Championship. Some say it was his concentration that won the World Series, some say it was his strong arm, and some say it was his Beard.