It's funny the conversations you have at funerals.
I was at one a few weeks ago, and then a dinner at the family's afterwards, when I met Dave Gorenflo, a retired school teacher who now spends his time traveling the country and seeing its many baseball parks. It was almost fortuitous, as weeks later I'd be asked to write an article about the best baseball fanbases to move to, and after racking my brain over what data to use to represent this, someone suggested I interview a person who's visited all of them. That's when the light bulb flashed.
"I've got just the guy."
I planned to just have Dave give me a quote or two about his top 10, then write some other stuff around it. But instead, he gave me such great, detailed responses to each that I decided to just use everything he wrote (from two emails he sent me).
So without further ado, these are the 10 best baseball fanbases in America, according to Dave Gorenflo, a guy who's visited them all (and multiple times).