Tuesday, August 23, 2016
Red Sox Distantly Trail Patriots As Fans' Favorite Team
the gap between the Pats and Sox is cavernous (49% to 26%—a 23-point spread). While this is pretty distressing for baseball fans, it should be noted that the Bruins and Celtics split the remaining 25% of the "fan pie". So, it could be a lot worse for the local hardball nine. Still, it's a sign that Major League Baseball needs to do way more to broaden the appeal of the sport—particularly among younger people. If one of the sport's most iconic franchises—one with a rabid and committed fanbase—cannot even approach the favorability of the local NFL franchise, there are serious problems.