I'm a Minnesota sports die-hard. Unfortunately I live out of state for college so it's not worth my time or money to figure out how to watch the Twins in a normal game when they suck. If they're on FOX or ESPN? You're darn right I'll watch them no matter the record. And if they're having a good year, I'll maybe try to find a way to have them playing in the background in my laptop while I study, or go over to my parents or uncles place on the weekend and have a beer or two with the Twins on in the background while we're shooting the :censored:.
Ultimately though, I'm 1 or 2 timezones away (yay for no daylight savings time in AZ) in an NL market. I don't have many options, but I still consume way more Twins content than D-Backs content (I might head to chase more often when the pandemic dies down, I've only been once). So I can't blame anyone that chooses to stay completely loyal to family or hometown allegiance over the place they happen to live. Idk if Tampa is as transient as Phoenix, but the Sun Belt having so many transplants could explain the woes, especially with the Stadium. Chase field is super convenient to get to and I know so many people who wouldn't even think of going to it if it wasn't easily accessible.
IDK if the D-Backs are the best comparison, and call me a dummy if it isn't, but that's what I've noticed with a tansient city with a way worse team. When Los Doyers are in town, it's apparently 60% blue in there.