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It’s time again for the FanPulse results you all love so dearly.
For the past seven weeks, the team’s approval ratings have hovered around the 80 percent range. This time around is no different, with 82 percent of fans happy with the Dodgers’ performance. It’s nearly the same results as last week, but it is 2 percentage points lower.
Respondents didn’t have a change of heart with Dave Roberts this week. He received an 88 percent approval rating — the same as last week.
For this week’s national question, we asked to which city the MLB should expand. Montreal was the top vote-getter, with 31 percent of respondents voting in their favor.
Nashville came in at second place with 20 percent of votes. Portland and Las Vegas are tied at third place at 19 percent each. Charlotte received 12 percent of votes.
Here’s what managing editor Max Rieper had to say in his case for an expansion to Nashville.
Nashville’s metro is a bit smaller than Cleveland or Kansas City, but it is one of the fastest growing cities in the US. And unlike Vegas, there is a well-populated region for Nashville to draw from, particularly on the TV side as the South has been left mostly to the Braves and Cardinals. Nashville has already shown it can be an exciting sports city when the NHL’s Predators made a run at the Stanley Cup and when they recently hosted the NFL Draft. There is a solid base of corporate support and the city brings an interesting cultural angle that is a natural fit to baseball with their ties to country music. I can see the city actually being a free agent destination for many players from the south as it has become a city that is known for both its nightlife and a great place to raise kids.
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