Monday, August 22, 2005

New York is Number One

According to a Harris Poll, New York City is the #1 US city where people would most like to live (Boston was 11th). NYC has held this title 7 out of the past 8 years.

Another Harris Poll on America's favorite baseball team shows that from 2003 to 2005, America has chosen the New York Yankees as their favorite.

Winning their first World Series since 1918 did nothing to improve the status of the Boston Red Sox who were #4 in 2004 and #4 in the latest poll as well. This shows the Red Sox have peaked and are on their way back to mediocrity.

For some reason the Mets rose from 14th in 2004 to 5th in 2005 (a 64% increase). I attribute that to the drop in crime in Queens; which means more Met fans at Shea Stadium and not in jail. Detroit (America's most liberal city) fell from 5th place in 2004 down to 19th in 2005 (a 280% drop). The St. Louis Cardinals saw a 54% increase in bandwagon fans, rising from 13th to 6th.