April 30, 2010

The Hatred Index: Sox #2, Yankees #5

According to an Internet algorithm developed by Nielsen Co. that "measures positive and negative reactions on the Internet", the Yankees are the fifth-most hated team in baseball.

Cleveland, the Red Sox, the Reds and the Astros are allegedly more despised than the MFY.

(It may make some sense, however: "The company's computers counted the number of times that a particular team was connected to both positive words like "love" and negative words like "hate." ... So the end result actually works if you consider that the Indians were a 65-win team in 2009 ... Heck, Indians message boards probably sealed the top spot over just a few weeks last summer with their understandably negative reactions to the trades of Cliff Lee and Victor Martinez.")

1 comment:

Bosox Fan in Wichita said...

Would "I'd love for the Yankees to fall off the edge of the earth!" be considered a positive statement?