It's the Yankees, right? It has to be the Yankees, what with their success, their smugness, their feeling that the Bronx is the epicenter of the universe.
Wrong, at least according a new algorithm created by Nielson Co. to determine just which teams people love to hate.
Nielson's results suggest that the Cleveand Indians -- yes, the Indians -- are the least liked team in baseball. The Yankees come in as the fifth-most hated and the White Sox as the seventh-most loathed.
The mathematical formula uses keywords to discover whether people have positive, negative or neutral reactions to different brands and products. These results seem a little dubious. I didn't know there was such public disdain for Cleveland.
At the other end of the spectrum, the San Francisco Giants and Oakland Athletics ranked as the most beloved teams.