Given the number of games (ten times as many) baseball doesn’t draw regular season crowds like football. But that doesn’t mean you gotta sit alone on your couch in your jersey to root for your favorite team, even if that team resides outside the five boroughs. If you’re looking for your kind, a good rule of thumb is to check out your usual NFL (or even NCAA) spot because often the affiliation is based on owner homesickness. Otherwise, check out the list below and be thankful you live in a city unafraid of opposing cheers, though we do not recommend, say, parading into Stan’s (836 River Ave., Bronx) in anything but pinstripes. Ditto for orange and blue (and black) at McFadden’s (36-2 126th Street, Flushing).
Here's the list of Best Bars for Baseball Loving NYC Ex-Pats:
2012' #1: San Francisco Giants
FINNERTY’s (221 Second Ave.; 212-677-2655)
Finnerty’s is a no-brainer for fans of last year’s champs (and everything San Francisco sports, thanks to about a dozen 49ers fans who morphed into the hundreds and spun off). The World Series Trophy has been here - twice, of course - while on tour. And Giants CEO Larry Baer has stopped in and bought pizza for the house. Finnerty’s even organizes tickets and buses to NYC games when SF is in town. This year that means back-to-back Mets and Yankees series in September.