Milwaukee Brewers score in Harris Interactive poll's top 10

The Milwaukee Brewers hit a home run this year, landing the 10th ranked spot on Harris Interactive's list of America's favorite baseball teams.

The Milwaukee Brewers hit a home run this year, landing the 10th ranked spot on Harris Interactive's list of America's favorite baseball teams.

Last year, the Brewers ranked No. 18, after having spent four consecutive years in the dugout with rankings in the low to mid 20s, according to Harris Interactive's announcement. The fact that the Brewers are leading the National League's central division is likely giving some froth to its rankings.

The online poll, which surveyed 2,372 adults in the U.S., ran from June 5-11.

And who was America's favorite baseball team this year?

Once again, the New York Yankees--for a fifth consecutive year. Sorry, Mets fans, your team took a hit this year, falling to the No. 7 spot from No. 2 in the previous year.

The Atlanta Braves moved up a notch to No. 2 this year from No. 3 last year, while the Boston Red Sox jumped to No. 3 from No. 5, during the same time period.

St. Louis Cardinals ranked No. 4 this year, also moving up by two points from the previous year. The Chicago Cubs weren't as lucky, slipping to No. 5, as the Cardinals ousted the team from its lofty perch.

Several teams made further gains on fan enthusiasm this year. The Detroit Tigers rose one notch to rank No. 6, the Seattle Mariners climbed to No. 8 from No. 10, and the Cincinnati Reds that jumped to No. 9 from No. 14 last year.

For the Mariners, fan appreciation may also come from the added entertainment of watching the team clear the benches when it plays.

On Sunday, the Mariners and Oakland Athletics engaged in a pissing match that brought both teams out of the dugout and onto the field, according to a posting on KomoTV.com.

And, as seen on YouTube, the the Mariners and Yankees cleared the benches in May, and the Northwest team was at it in March with the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim.

Next season, the Mariners may also double their revenue by selling boxing tickets.

 

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