No matter how it compares to football LSU baseball is very popular in South Louisiana,
Without question...it's like Kentucky's fan base in basketball...no fan base cares more and it's really not close.
I think it would be reasonable to say that LSU's baseball fans are the best fan base in college baseball.
Not only is it reasonable, it IMHO is not even debatable.
There are very few schools that really care about college baseball and of those few non care more than LSU and it's fan base.
That's why we are where we are. It matters here. And that's why people are upset right now. Most other college baseball fan bases would be meh, it's baseball right now.