June 1st, 2009 | Sports

Pull out the pinstripes

New York Yankees

A Quinnipiac University Poll released Monday asked Connecticut residents to take a side in the century-old New York Yankes-Boston Red Sox rivalry. Just 10 days after the Metro-North opened a brand, spanking new station outside the new Yankee Stadium, the results came back in favor of the Bronx Bombers.

According to the poll, 42 percent of state residents are Yankees supporters while 38 percent are Red Sox supporters. (A distant third, 9 percent of residents expressed support for the New York Mets.) In New Haven County, residents were split 48 – 31 percent for the Yankees.

Last year, when residents were asked about their baseball allegiances, the Yankees-Red Sox question resulted in a statistical tie. In 2006, the New York Times sought out to determine the Yankees-Red Sox divide in Connecticut, settling on a winding boundary from Old Saybrook, through New Britain and onto Canaan, Conn.