However, the Dodgers are also a team that is part of an ongoing TV rights dispute, have irked opponents in recent memory and according to a survey conducted on Reddit by user scolbert08, are the third-most hated team in MLB.
Somewhat surprisingly, the Dodgers are the most-hated team in their own state, though it may be attributed to their rivalry with the San Francisco Giants and run-ins with the San Diego Padres.
In terms of overall votes, the Dodgers finish behind the New York Yankees and Boston Red Sox, but are ‘more hated’ than the St. Louis Cardinals and Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, among others.
A continent map courtesy of Reddit user kmhokies35 reveals the Yankees are by far the most-hated team across the majority of the continents, with the exception being Australia where the Dodgers were voted most-hated and where they opened the 2014 MLB season.
Top-10 most hated teams via survey:
1. New York Yankees: 722 (votes)
2. Boston Red Sox: 381
3. Los Angeles Dodgers: 300
4. St. Louis Cardinals: 255
5. San Francisco Giants: 201
6. Los Angeles Angels: 124
7. Philadelphia Phillies: 91
8. Atlanta Braves: 84
9. Detroit Tigers: 82
10. Washington Nationals: 64
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