The most popular sports franchise in the U.S. is in serious trouble, according to a new survey.
A new survey from the Sporting News reveals that baseball fans are the least popular sport fans in the country.
The survey, which surveyed more than 1,000 fans in 18 U.K. cities, found that just over half of respondents (51 percent) say they would skip the sport over the next five years if they could.
That’s down from 52 percent in a similar survey last year.
The numbers aren’t great.
The Sporting News survey also found that only 37 percent of American fans would go to the ballpark if the game was at home.
A full 76 percent of Americans who said they would go see a game would instead watch something else, such as a movie, on Netflix or on the internet.
Sports fans, it turns out, are among the least satisfied with the quality of their favorite team’s season, according the survey.
“Fans say they’d rather have a team that has an exciting season, than a team where they’re sitting at home watching a mediocre baseball team,” said Kyle Feldscher, the founder and CEO of the Sporting Blog.
“It’s not that they dislike the team.
They just think it’s not as good as the other teams.”
This year’s team is the Boston Red Sox.
The team is led by David Ortiz, who has won three World Series titles, two American League Cy Young awards, and three MVP awards.
But this is the second time in three seasons that the Red Sox have been knocked out of the World Series by the New York Yankees.
The club lost to the Detroit Tigers in the World League Championship Series in 2014, losing in six games.
In 2017, they lost in the first round to the Boston Celtics, then lost in six more games to the Los Angeles Clippers before winning in six in the series.