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Well, you can’t blame us for being a bit tough to win over — even as the White Sox are making a push for second place (currently just a game behind Cleveland, with three left to play in Chicago this weekend), fan confidence took a tumble in Week 10.
Fan confidence in the White Sox
Week 1 62%
Week 2 50% (season low to date)
Week 3 52%
Week 4 67%
Week 5 74% (season high to date)
Week 6 62%
Week 7 54%
Week 8 56%
Week 9 69%
Week 10 53%
For the first time in six weeks, manager Ricky Renteria is inspiring more confidence from fans than the team itself — although even Renteria took a tumble this week.
Fan confidence in Ricky Renteria
Week 1 76%
Week 2 86% (season high to date)
Week 3 60%
Week 4 67%
Week 5 57%
Week 6 53%
Week 7 43% (season low to date)
Week 8 48%
Week 9 59%
Week 10 55%
The White Sox beat Cleveland last night and with at least a split in this four-game series over the weekend would tie the Wahoos for second place in the AL Central. For a team preordained to win the division going away, that’s not good. So, how are Cleveland fans feeling these days?
Oof. Just 23% support, down from a high of 74% on Opening Day. That’s second-lowest in all of baseball, behind the comically-low 6% fan confidence for the Washington Nationals.
The national poll question this week addressed your preference for folding international players into the amateur draft. Seems like a no-brainer, but I’m sure there would be some tricky details to have to work out.
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