Last night’s win notwithstanding, Yankees fans haven’t expressed a whole lot of optimism on the season. For example, 64% of respondents said they are confident in the overall direction of the team. That number stood at 91% at the end of March. Now compare that to Red Sox fans, who despite their team’s worse start, also have a 64% confidence level in their team.
The discrepancy shows up more when compared to managers. Aaron Boone’s approval rating cratered after holding steady last week.
Boone dropped from 60% to 34%. Meanwhile, Red Sox fans have more faith in Alex Cora. His stock took a dip to 80%, but nowhere near the levels of Boone’s drop-off. That’s notable considering Boston had a much worse start than New York.
Perhaps Cora is riding a wave of good feelings brought on by a World Series win. That would make some sense. In any event, it goes to show that Yankees fans are agitated and have little patience to spare Boone.
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