In an unofficial survey and subsequent graphic, we can see that, well, Americans outside of New York are not fans of the New York Yankees. Whether it’s due to the fact that they’ve won so many titles or are known as “The Evil Empire,” baseball fans across the United States simply can’t stand them.
Obviously the folks of New York chose the Boston Red Sox as their favorite team to hate, while most of the West Coast took aim at the Los Angeles Dodgers. Even California itself can’t stand the boys in blue. The St. Louis Cardinals are the other team garnering the most hate, as they have no friends in the Midwest.
It’s interesting to see that the people of Arkansas aren’t fans of the Chicago Cubs and the Los Angeles Angels aren’t welcomed in Texas – must be those Texas Rangers fans. Either way, this is an intriguing look at the MLB landscape and where fandom (or lack thereof) lies throughout the nation.
Only one thing is certain, though. No matter where you go, there’s a good chance you can find someone who hates the Yankees.