Welcome to SB Nation Reacts (formerly known as SB Nation Fanpulse), a survey of fans across MLB. Each week, we send 30 polls to plugged in fans from each team. Royals fans, sign up HERE to join SBN Reacts.
This has been the year of the no-hitter, and with batting averages at record lows, it’s not hard to see why. There have already been six no-hitters this year, thrown by Joe Musgrove, Carlos Rodón, John Means, Wade Miley, Spencer Turnbull, and Corey Kluber. And that doesn’t include a seven-innings of no-hit ball thrown by Madison Bumgarner in a doubleheader, since those don’t officially count as no-hitters.
No-hitters are a special moment in baseball history, but there can be too much of a good thing. According to our latest SBN Reacts poll, 65 percent of fans think the increase in no-hitters is bad for the game.
Fans think there are many no-hitters left for this season.
What’s behind the rise in no-hitters? Fans blame the hitting.
Most fans think getting no-hit makes a loss even worse.
We also asked Royals fans about their confidence levels in the team. After breaking an 11-game losing streak, the Royals seem to have righted the ship, and fans have responded with more confidnce. This week, 85 percent of Royals fans polled feel confident in the team.
Remember, you can sign up to participate in SBN Reacts surveys at this link! Surveys will go out each week and only take a few minutes to complete. Check back next week for more SBN Reacts results!