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Survey: Most Hated Teams in Each State

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A quick survey of Reddit's baseball subreddit yielded interesting results. Some expected, some not so much.

As Padres fans, we've all grown up used to being dismissed in conversation and generally poked at by other teams, and the MLB organization as a whole. Most interaction from the outside baseball world is met with empathy, sympathy, and sometimes somebody's satisfaction in rooting for the "underdog". But hatred? We would be hard-pressed to find anybody who isn't a dopey Dodgers fan who would utter the awkward sentence: "I hate the San Diego Padres."

Yet in a survey from Reddit user scolbert08, some shocking results were found.

Overall Votes Per Team

New York Yankees: 722
Boston Red Sox: 381
Los Angeles Dodgers: 300
St. Louis Cardinals: 255
San Francisco Giants: 201
Los Angeles Angels: 124
Philadelphia Phillies: 91
Atlanta Braves: 84
Detroit Tigers: 82
Washington Nationals: 64
Chicago Cubs: 63
Cincinnati Reds: 54
Chicago White Sox: 52
Oakland Athletics: 46
Texas Rangers: 44
Milwaukee Brewers: 37
New York Mets: 33
Tampa Bay Rays: 26
Cleveland Indians: 23
Arizona Diamondbacks: 16
Seattle Mariners: 10
Toronto Blue Jays: 10
Minnesota Twins: 9
Pittsburgh Pirates: 9
Baltimore Orioles: 7
Kansas City Royals: 6
San Diego Padres: 5
Houston Astros: 3
Miami Marlins: 3
Colorado Rockies: 0

Fun Facts!

  • The most hated team in the world is the Yankees. Users from 31 states overwhelmingly hate the Yankee Empire. Even the Canadians.
  • Nobody hates Colorado. They somehow received zero votes, where even the Astros and Padres recieved 3. Even the Mariners collected more than all of them.
  • While the world collectively hates the Yankees, Australia has some sort of grudge against the Dodgers. The Opening Series in Sydney must have left a real impression.
  • Most of Canada's hate is geared towards the Yankees and Red Sox.
  • Somebody in the Northwest Territories of Canada hates the Padres, and Nunavut can't stand the Chicago White Sox. What did we do to piss them off?

Region Data

Alabama: WAS (31.3%), LAD (25.0%), NYY (12.5%)

Alaska: NYY (57.1%), LAD (28.6%), MIA (14.3%)

Alberta: NYY (52.9%), SF (11.8%), BOS (11.8%), BAL (11.8%)

Arizona: LAD (67.8%), NYY (10.2%)

Arkansas: CHC (37.5%), DET (12.5%), MIL (12.5%), NYY (12.5%)

British Columbia: NYY (61.5%), BOS (15.4%)

California: LAD (30.7%), SF (29.0%), NYY (11.8%), LAA (8.2%)

Colorado: BOS (23.3%), SF (20.0%), LAD (16.7%), NYY (10.0%)

Connecticut: NYY (47.8%), BOS (32.6%)

Delaware: NYY (66.7%), STL (33.3%)

DC: BOS (36.4%), ATL (27.3%), NYY (27.3%)

Florida: BOS (47.6%), NYY (20.7%)

Georgia: WAS (39.1%), NYY (24.6%), PHI (11.6%)

Hawaii: LAD (40.0%), ARI (20.0%), LAA (20.0%), DET (20.0%)

Idaho: NYY (44.4%), BOS (22.2%), LAA (11.1%), SF (11.1%), SEA (11.1%)

Illinois: STL (31.5%), CHC (18.5%), NYY (16.2%), DET (8.5%)

Indiana: STL (40.9%), NYY (13.6%)

Iowa: STL (42.9%), CWS (14.3%)

Kansas: STL (26.7%), NYY (20.0%), DET (13.3%)

Kentucky: STL (47.1%), BOS (23.5%), NYY (11.8%)

Louisiana: BOS (50.0%), NYY (33.3%)

Maine: NYY (87.5%), TB (12.5%)

Manitoba: NYY (75.0%), BOS (25.0%)

Maryland: NYY (53.2%), BOS (24.5%), ATL (11.7%)

Massachusetts: NYY (73.6%), TB (13.8%)

Michigan: NYY (25.6%), OAK (17.4%), BOS (16.5%), CLE (14.9%), CWS (10.7%)

Minnesota: NYY (34.3%), CWS (31.4%)

Mississippi: NYY (44.4%)

Missouri: BOS (20.4%), CIN (14.0%), CHC (12.9%), LAD (12.9%), NYY (11.8%), STL (11.8%)

Montana: NYY (33.3%)

Nebraska: NYY (33.3%), LAD (16.7%), STL (16.7%)

Nevada: LAD (29.4%), NYY (23.5%), SF (17.6%)

New Brunswick: NYY (50.0%), BOS (33.3%)

New Hampshire: NYY (75.0%), ATL (12.5%), PHI (12.5%)

New Jersey: BOS (48.1%), PHI (19.8%), NYY (18.5%)

New Mexico: NYY (60.0%), BOS (40.0%)

New York: BOS (36.8%), NYY (32.4%), PHI (12.5%)

North Carolina: NYY (40.0%), BOS (14.3%), STL (11.4%)

North Dakota: NYY (28.6%), TEX (14.3%)

Northwest Territories: SD (100%)

Nova Scotia: NYY (100%)

Nunavut: CWS (66.7%), STL (33.3%)

Ohio: DET (29.1%), STL (26.6%), NYY (16.5%)

Oklahoma: NYY (30.0%), SF (20.0%)

Ontario: NYY (54.5%), BOS (21.2%)

Oregon: LAD (34.8%), NYY (26.1%)

Pennsylvania: NYY (20.0%), CIN (12.4%), BOS (12.4%), NYM (11.4%), STL (11.4%), ATL (10.5%)

Quebec: BOS (60.0%), SEA (40.0%)

Rhode Island: NYY (53.3%), BOS (26.7%)

Saskatchewan: BOS (33.3%)

South Carolina: WAS (33.3%), NYY (25.0%)

South Dakota: TEX (100%)

Tennessee: NYY (22.7%), STL (18.2%), LAD (13.6%)

Texas: LAA (25.4%), NYY (24.6%), STL (10.7%), TEX (9.0%)

Utah: NYY (27.3%), OAK (18.2%), LAD (18.2%)

Vermont: NYY (50.0%)

Virginia: NYY (28.6%), ATL (27.3%), PHI (15.6%)

Washington: NYY (39.6%), LAA (29.2%), BOS (9.4%)

West Virginia: NYY (37.5%), CIN (25.0%)

Wisconsin: STL (81.7%), CHC (7.3%)

Wyoming: STL (66.7%), LAD (33.3%)

There are plenty of low sample-sizes. Canada specifically, places like Nova Scotia and the Friar-hating Northwest Territories definitely boost their state representation. But other trends and highly sampled states still make plenty of sense.

Anybody with a sense of humor can decide what a place like Nunavut hates.

A total of 2,760 surveyed votes and not a single one from our natural rivals in Washington, I think it's time to shift our rival-gaze even further north.