Tuesday’s Mashup: Yankees are most hated MLB team on Twitter, data finds

Lucy Burdge
July 09, 2019 - 8:24 am
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MLB:
All-Star Game, 8 p.m. (Fox)

AROUND THE WEB:

-- The Yankees are the most hated MLB team on Twitter, new data has found. 

According to a study done by CasinoInsider.com using geotagged Twitter data that tracked over 10,000 tweets talking about hating a certain MLB team, the Yankees are hated in 28 of the 50 states. 

The Cubs came in second place with eight states, the Dodgers had five states and the Mets had four.

The Red Sox had just one, which is, of course, New York. 

-- Pete Alonso is your 2019 Home Run Derby winner but that title didn’t come without some heavy competition from Vladimir Guerrero Jr. 

It came right down to the finish in the final round, with Alonso putting up 23 home runs, while Guerrero hit 22. 

Guerrero faced Alonso after an epic three-tie-breaker-round battle against Joc Pederson. 

Alonso finished the Derby with 57 home runs, while Guererro finished with 91. 

"I'm just happy that I didn't need the extra time [in the earlier rounds>, because that's extra swings," Alonso said. "That could have possibly carried over into the next round. So I'm happy that I was able to conserve as much energy throughout the event, and that was huge. Without being where I was in the seeding, I put myself in a good position with the regular season. Without that, it may have been a different story. I'm really fortunate with how the brackets worked out. But survive and advance."

QUOTE OF THE DAY: "For me, I just listen to him. That's what I pay him for. He gives me his opinion, he gives me his advice and it's up to me after that to make my decision. We're really not there yet, where he's given me his opinion and his advice. So I think we have to see how it plays out." -- J.D. Martinez, on his opt-out and agent, Scott Boras

 

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