(AP Photo. The original Screech.)
The Wall Street Journal reported yesterday on a ranking of baseball's most despised teams, using (and I quote): "an algorithm designed by Nielsen Co. that measures positive and negative reactions on the Internet."
ESPN.com helped explain how the algorithm works:
The formula helps determine whether consumers have positive, negative or neutral reactions to brands in their online messages. Neilsen's "Sentiment Rankings" range from 5 to minus-5. No team finished with a negative number. But six teams finished with a number lower than 2.
(via ESPN.com, 4/28/2010)
Anyway, since the good vibes have been flowing freely around NatsTown recently, we thought we'd point out that YOUR Washington Nationals scored a 1.9 on the scale, good for sixth place behind the Yankees, Astros, Reds, Red Sox, and most despised: Indians. The O's ranked 8th. Surprisingly enough, the Phillies did not rank in the top 10.
But enough negativity: Drew Storen has been promoted from AA to AAA...one step closer.