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Kansas City Royals Move Up 10 Spots In America's Favorite Baseball Team Rankings

In a 2009 Harris Interactive poll, the Kansas City Royals ended up as America's 29th favorite baseball team. Of course, there are only 30 teams. You can thank the Toronto Blue Jays for saving them from last.

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In the 2010 version of the poll, the Royals have jumped up to 19th in the poll.

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The Yankees, for the eighth year in a row, are in first place. The Blue Jays have finished last or second to last every year since 2003.

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As for the Royals and the World Series this year? No dice:

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Looking ahead to the World Series, 34% of those survey expect the Yankees to repeat as champions of MLB. One in ten believe the Boston Red Sox (10%) and the Tampa Bay Rays (9%) will win, while 7% say it will be the St. Louis Cardinals and 6% each say it will be the Phillies or the Braves. On the outside looking in: No one who took part in the survey said that the Marlins, Seattle Mariners, Pirates, Blue Jays, Indians, Baltimore Orioles, Oakland A's, Nationals, Royals or Milwaukee Brewers would win the Fall Classic.

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