Sandwiched between New York and Boston, with no Major League Baseball team of its own, a new poll found Connecticut is still split in its allegiances between the Boston Red Sox and New York Yankees.
A Quinnipiac University Poll released Friday says 39 percent of Connecticut baseball fans cheer for the Yankees, while 38 percent cheer for the Red Sox.
With a plus or minus 2.5 percentage points it puts the two teams in a statistical dead heat for Connecticut baseball fans.
Eleven percent said the New York Mets are their favorite team.
The Bronx Bombers score best in New Haven, Middlesex, Litchfield, and Fairfield Counties, while the Red Sox rule in Tolland, Windham, New London and Hartford Counties.
“A tie is like kissing your brother or sister, but the Yankees and Red Sox are in a statistical dead heat. The Yankees did not get a bounce out of their World Series win,” said Quinnipiac University Poll Director Doug Schwartz.
“From 2003 -2008, the Red Sox chipped away at the Yankees lead, until they were basically tied in 2008 and it has stayed close for the last 3 years.”