Baseball Fans' Disdain Inexplicably Centered Somewhere Near Lake Erie

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A Nielsen survey is claiming that despite the non-endorsements of luminaries like President Obama, the New York Yankees are somehow not the most-hated team in baseball — that honor instead goes to the Cleveland Indians, who ranked a mere 0.9 on a -5 to 5 “sentiment scale” that the company derived from the use of specific keywords in Internet postings. Judging by the Tribe-blogger reaction to the Wall Street Journal’s query about his team’s triumph (which was basically the word “sigh” stretched out into 14 individual words) and the general annoyance the Yanks induce in me even today, I’m wondering if there should be a sort of “self-loathing fan” correction introduced into this algorithm.