When you think of the one baseball team you love to hate, the New York Yankees pop into my mind. But, according to a fancy formula that the Wall Street Journal reported, the Yankees are not first, but forth!
The No. 1 most-disliked team in baseball, according to the formula, is the Cleveland Indians.
The Boston Red Sox, the Yankees' archrival, rank No. 2 on the list.
The formula, developed by the same people that give you the Neilsen Ratings for television, helps determine whether consumers have positive, negative or neutral reactions to brands in their online messages. Neilsen's "Sentiment Rankings" range from 5 to minus-5. No team finished with a negative number. But six teams finished with a number lower than 2.
Here is the complete top ten list:
10. Los Angeles Dodgers
9. New York Mets
8. Baltimore Orioles
7. Chicago White Sox
6. Washington Nationals
5. New York Yankees
4. Houston Astros
3. Cincinnati Reds
2. Boston Red Sox
And, the number one not so top ten team...
1. Cleveland Indians