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Offline cmdterps44

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I know the Journal did it, but even still, this article is a pile of steaming crap. They are vague on what they are judging teams by (numbers on "Sentiment Rankings"? WTF?) and any baseball fan who doesn't have his tongue up the ass of the numbers people knows this just isn't the truth. Easily, the most hated teams have to be:

1.) Yanks
2.) Red Sox
3.) Phillies
4.) Mets
5.) Cubs

You hit the nail on the head.

Offline PatsNats28

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Mine would be:

1. Yankees
2. Phillies
3. Mets
4. Cubs

Can't think of anyone else that I despise besides those 4.

Offline Lintyfresh85

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Journal already backing off the claim.

http://espn.go.com/espn/page2/index?id=5149845

Offline soxfan59

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Journal already backing off the claim.

http://espn.go.com/espn/page2/index?id=5149845


Of course.  It only measured online activity in connection with teams so far this year.  So of course, the Indians, Astros, White Sox and others have had very disappointing starts, so their fans are reacting more negatively.  Not sure what that says about the Nats -- maybe the expectation of mediocrity is so ingrained.  But I expect you guys to change all that this season!

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By the way ... my top 5 most hated teams are, in order:

1. Cubs
2. Cubs
3. Cubs
4. Cubs
5. Cubs

Honorable mention to the Red Sox, the AL team with a fan base most like the Cubs. 

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John Henry weighs in:
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“I just don’t understand how we managed to finish behind the Indians. Perhaps the algorithm is flawed.’’ That’s John Henry’s reaction to the Nielsen formula that ranked the Indians the “most hated’’ baseball team, with the Sox second.

http://www.boston.com/sports/baseball/articles/2010/05/02/arizona_is_a_hot_spot_for_mlb_with_new_law/?page=3

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http://www.boston.com/sports/baseball/articles/2010/05/02/arizona_is_a_hot_spot_for_mlb_with_new_law/?page=3


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2. Adam Dunn would be a nice DH for the Sox in the post-David Ortiz era;


Leave our donkey alone you sad socks.

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Also this on our friend Elijah:

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Evidently, Elijah Dukes  will take the year off from baseball. The troubled former Nationals outfielder backed out of a deal with the Tabasco Olmecas of the Mexican League in early April after not showing up for a reporting date, according to a source with knowledge of the deal. It’ll be interesting to see whether Dukes ever plays baseball again .