Lots of chatter today about Nielsen's sentiment report listing the Cleveland Indians as the most hated baseball team. Here is the official list from the WSJ:
Well, I for one disagree. Here is my own top 5, at least (not just who I dislike, but what I think the real answer is out there in the public, based on volume of people who hate teams) - what's yours?
The Hatred Index
Using an algorithm designed by Nielsen Co. that measures positive and negative reactions on the Internet, here are the 10 most despised teams in baseball (scale is -5 to 5).
Team Score 1. Cleveland Indians 0.9 2. Boston Red Sox 1.1 3. Cincinnati Reds 1.5 4 Houston Astros 1.8 5. New York Yankees 1.8 6. Washington Nationals 1.9 7. Chicago White Sox 2 8. Baltimore Orioles 2 9. New York Mets 2.3 10. Los Angeles Dodgers 2.4
3. Red Sox (Yes, I think there are many out there who dislike the Sawx - people hate winners)
4. White Sox
Who do you think is really at the top of the most hated? How about most loved?
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