Major Poll of Baseball Fans Reveals… They like Football

Justin September 25, 2009 0 can’t make Bud Selig happy:

An Associated Press-Knowledge Networks poll released Friday found that two out of five baseball fans say they would rather watch a regular-season NFL game than a major league playoff matchup.

“That’s kind of a bitter pill to swallow for a ballplayer,” Seattle infielder Josh Wilson said. “The NFL is booming right now. I’m sure that question 15 or maybe even 10 years ago, an overwhelming majority would have rather watched baseball playoffs.”

The poll also found that that most fans expect the Yankees to beat the Cardinals in the World Series, which they will not watch because the NFL network is replaying an intra-squad scrimmage from Seahawks training camp in the summer of 1994.

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