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MLB, Reader Survey 2011

Most effective MLB team owner

Hal Steinbrenner (New York Yankees) 21.9%
Bill Giles/David Montgomery (Philadelphia Phillies) 14.5%
John Henry/Tom Werner (Boston Red Sox) 14.5%
Nolan Ryan (Texas Rangers) 12.8%

Respondents: 1,346

Will Bud Selig sign an extension to remain MLB commissioner beyond 2012?

Yes 52.1%
No 34.8%
No opinion 13.1%

Respondents: 1,320

Will Frank McCourt own the Los Angeles Dodgers this time next year?

No 81.2%
Yes 10.8%
No opinion 8.0%

Note: Since the close of the Reader Survey, Los Angeles Dodgers owner Frank McCourt has agreed to a court-supervised sale of the franchise.
Respondents: 1,311

Most troubled MLB franchise

Los Angeles Dodgers 63.0%
New York Mets 15.0%
Tampa Bay Rays 11.9%
Oakland A’s 8.2%

Respondents: 1,317


Least effective MLB team owner

Frank McCourt (Los Angeles Dodgers) 32.5%
Fred Wilpon (New York Mets) 9.8%
Peter Angelos (Baltimore Orioles) 9.3%
Bob Nutting (Pittsburgh Pirates) 6.5%

Respondents: 1,346

MLB team that has shown the most innovation in its business practices

Boston Red Sox 14.6%
New York Yankees 13.3%
San Francisco Giants 10.1%
Philadelphia Phillies 7.9%

Respondents: 1,346

Sponsor that does the best job activating around MLB

Anheuser-Busch 34.7%
MasterCard 12.9%
Chevrolet 8.9%
State Farm 8.8%
Bank of America 8.5%

Respondents: 1,289