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Last week, Giants FanPulse voters were very kind, with 85% giving the team their vote of confidence. Bruce Bochy’s final week rode atop a 91% approval rating. But now the season’s overall the real voting has begun.
Team confidence dipped to 78% in the final polling of the regular season, though Bruce Bochy’s farewell weekend and retirement ceremony compelled the voting body to send him off with a 94% approval rating.
For comparison’s sake, Barack Obama left office with a 59% approval rating. Clinton was 66%. Reagan 63%. FDR 65%. Brandy Hyde led all MLB managers in the final FanPulse polling of the regular season with a 98% approval rating. A.J. Hinch and Rocco Baldelli tied with 97%. Mike Shildt and Kevin Cash tied with 96%, and Bochy tied with Craig Counsell and Torey Lovullo. Thanks, Boch!
Oh, but the headline was about a FanPulse question posed to every fan base across the country! Here are those results:
Without the one-game playoff, the Giants woudn’t have had their 2014 run or scared the living Maddon out of the Cubs in 2016 and this entire fan base would have zero hope of ever again seeing their team in the playoffs (with the Dodgers firmly installed as the NL West winner for the next 50 years).
Would any of us be surprised if the bulk of that 45% came from Pirates and Mets fans? Or, probably even Cubs fans on account of last year? If you didn’t vote but have an opinion, tap that keyboard and comment below.