After more than a century of MLB domination that’s included 27 World Series championships, the New York Yankees would seem to be a lock for the team baseball fans love to hate.
The Yankees are just like baseball’s big bully. Fans of the 29 other teams — like the puny kids on the playground getting pounded by the Bronx Bombers each year — should band together to collectively loathe their oppressor. It only makes sense, right?
But according to a formula created by the Nielsen Company and reported by The Wall Street Journal this week, the No. 1 most-disliked team in the sport is the Cleveland Indians. In fact, the Yanks barely make it into the top five most hated teams.