We have an interesting one for you this week in our SB Nation Reacts national poll where we deal with the Houston Astros cheating scandal and whether or not that makes them the most hated team in baseball.
First, we asked our league-wide voters what team they would deem the most hated in the Major Leagues. Here’s what you all had to say:
I must say, I’m a little bit surprised on this one. Yeah, the Houston Astros got caught cheating, but hate them worse than the New York Yankees or the Boston Red Sox, when all Boston pro teams have the absolute worst fan bases in all of sports? That’s a step too far for me. Feels like recency bias.
We also asked our national voters if they’ve moved on from the Astros cheating scandal, and I guess this explains the voting on the most hated team a little bit.
I’ve personally moved on, but obviously, the majority of you have not. But come on now, guys? Worse than the Red Sox and Yankees?
Anyway, we also have our Pittsburgh Pirates fan confidence rating for you, voted on by our Bucs Dugout members.
Despite the losing, Bucs fans appear to be remaining confident about the future. I’d imagine the draft good will can continue for a little while, maybe even through the end of the season, but whether that continues into the offseason is another story.
If you want to join in on Reacts, head over here to sign up!