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South Side Sox Reacts: 2021 Surprises

Confidence is high in the White Sox — but less so in other clubs

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Welcome to SB Nation Reacts, a survey of fans across MLB. Each week, we send out questions to the most plugged-in Chicago White Sox fans, and fans across the country.

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According to the latest SB Nation Reacts Survey, 93% of White Sox fans are confident the team is headed in the right direction. That’s up from 86% last week and 89% the week before.

While White Sox fans are feeling good about the team, some other teams have made a splash around the league as well.

The first-place San Francisco Giants were picked by 60% of fans around the country as the best surprise so far this season. The next-closest team picked was the Boston Red Sox, with 15%.

Despite the majority of baseball fans enjoying San Francisco’s early run, a large portion don’t believe it will last. With the Los Angeles Dodgers and San Diego Padres on their heels, 26% of fans believe the Giants are the most likely current first-place team to miss the playoffs entirely. The New York Mets were the next closest, with 25% of the vote. The Milwaukee Brewers and Chicago Cubs, currently tied for first place in the NL Central, were the next two picks.

While the Giants and Red Sox have been a pleasant surprise, there is always an opposite side of the coin. According to fans, the Minnesota Twins are the most disappointing team, taking 33% of the vote. The Twins beat out the New York Yankees, with 29%, and the Atlanta Braves (24%).

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