So I heard mention yesterday of a poll done by Quinnipiac that said that the Yanks are the favorite baseball team here in Connecticut; 47% of respondants said that the Yanks are their favorite team; as opposed to 33% claiming allegiance to the Sox
However, when it is broken down, the numbers are vastly skewed by Fairfield County, New York.
Most of the Yankees interest was in Fairfield County, where 61 percent voted for pinstripes. It was also the area where the Mets had the most appeal (19 percent) and the Red Sox the least (12 percent).
However, Fairfield County’s numbers do not reflect the sentiment in Hartford, Tolland, Windham and New London counties. (…) the Red Sox won the race against the Yankees in Hartford (45 percent to 39 percent) and by an even greater margin in the total for the other three counties (54 to 30), where interest in the Mets (3 percent in Hartford, 2 percent in the other counties) is almost negligible. Courant
No mention of Middlesex County; which I always percieved to be about 50/50. I’m also curious about the results if you take out the ‘Bandwagoning Ninny’ factor. Probably not THAT different, but I bet if you asked this question in the mid to late 80’s, some of the Yankee ‘fans’ would probably be Red Sox ‘fans’.
According to Heuschkel’s notes, Nixon might be back tonight.
Nixon said he accidentally scratched his left cornea, but did not want to say how.
That’s funny; in what way could you scratch your left cornea that is so embarrassing that you don’t want to say how??
Here’s something I like to see as well…with all the talk of Person coming up and helping, every time they show his AAA numbers, the first thing I’ve thougt is “Umm..that isn’t very good..”. Apparantly, there is an explination:
Not satisfied with the command of his pitches, Robert Person will make at least one more rehabilitation appearance at Triple A Pawtucket. So he might not join the Red Sox until next week, when they return from this trip.
“Usually when a guy comes back from surgery, that’s the last thing that comes,” Little said. “His arm strength is good. It’s just the command of all his pitches.”
Rather see him work it out in Pawtucket then with the big club…