Wednesday, April 25, 2007

Worlds are Colliding, Jerry!

My political and baseball interests, all tied up in a neat little story analyzing the partisan leanings of Yankee vs. Mets fans:

According to a study last July by Quinnipiac University in Connecticut, Republicans prefer the Yankees over the Mets by a greater proportion than do Democrats. When asked who they would want to win a subway World Series, 62 percent of Republican respondents chose the Yankees, while only 29 percent chose the Mets.

The numbers were more evenly divided among Democrats: 44 percent would choose the Yankees in a subway series, and 41 percent said they would want the Mets to win.

So it's official: we have politicized absolutely everything. How utterly depressing.