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Yankees fan confidence sinks as Rays capitalize on success

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According to the most recent SB Nation Reacts survey, Tampa has become the people’s team.

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MLB: ALDS-New York Yankees at Tampa Bay Rays Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports

Welcome to SB Nation Reacts, a survey of fans across MLB. Each week, we send out questions to the most plugged in Yankees fans, and fans across the country. Sign up here to join Reacts.

The Tampa Bay Rays are the most popular team in the country.

Whether it’s because Rays fever is sweeping the nation or they are playing the most despised team in baseball, one thing is clear – Tampa has become the people’s team. According to the most recent SB Nation Reacts survey, more fans picked the Rays as the team they are cheering for of the four remaining in MLB playoffs.

Fans were also asked what they thought of the LCS schedules, with neither team getting a day off once the series started. Unfortunately for the pitchers, roughly two-thirds of fans think it’s fair to complete a full series without any days off.

Yankees fans specifically were also asked what they thought about the team going forward. After being knocked out of the playoffs by the Rays, fan confidence plummeted. Only 23 percent of Yankees fans said they are confident the team is headed in the right direction, a fall from 72 percent when asked a week earlier.

To vote in the Reacts surveys and have your voice heard each week, sign up here.