Most Despised Milwaukee Brewers of All Time, Sheffield Region Round Two
Most Despised Milwaukee Brewers: Sheffield Region (Round Two)
It's the final region in the second round of the Most Despised Milwaukee Brewers bracket. The Gary Sheffield Region nearly went "chalk" for the first round, with the only upset coming in the six versus 11 matchup.
In that one, Francisco "K-Rod" Rodriguez edged out the mulleted Rob Deer with 54 percent of the vote. As time has gone on, Deer's strikeouts aren't as jarring compared to today's game. Plus, he gets extra credit for his Easter Sunday home run.
K-Rod's antics are more top of mind and present, so his "30 pitches of Hell" routine has worn more on fans. Tack on some over-the-top celebrations and the alleged domestic incident, and it was enough to bring him victory.
Other first round results:
The closest battle was between the club's current manager and his MVP right fielder. Ron Roenicke snuck through to the second round, literally earning the victory by four votes. The 10th-seeded Ryan Braun had the lead for most of the vote, a somewhat telling sign of the fans' feelings right now. In the end, however, the 7th-seeded Roenicke had slightly more enemies in the end.
Chad Moeller's lack of production and the strangely irritating cycle pushed the four-seed to a close win, 52-48 percent over Jeff Juden. The 13-seed had a terrible personality, anger management issues and an "oaf" persona that gave Juden a chance at the upset, but he came up short.
Dean Taylor cruised to a comfortable win over the eight-seed, Doug Melvin. The general manager grudge match ended up 68-32 percent, tough to argue since Melvin has two playoff appearances in his pocket.
Meanwhile, Shaun Marcum took down Teddy Higuera handily in the 12 versus five matchup, taking 88 percent of the votes. People may never get over his no good, horrible, very bad playoffs in 2011.
Third-seeded Chuckie Carr's mouth was too much for 14th-seeded Yovani Gallardo. There was definite frustration and criticism for Yo, but he didn't really have a shot against "Chuckie hacks," losing 90-10 percent.
Finally, the two top seeds -- Sal Bando and Wendy Selig-Prieb -- ran roughshod over their foes. Bando got 99 percent support over 16-seed Paul Molitor, the icon he disrespected after the 1992 season. Selig-Prieb became the second 100 percent vote-getter, dismissing 15th-seeded Tim Dillard with the same ease she used to take down the Brewers as the franchise's CEO.
Once again, make your voice heard by moving your least favorite people into the next round. Voting for the second round of the Sheffield Region will be open until 11pm (ET) on Saturday, March 8. You can vote in the comments section below, on Facebook, tweeting @brewersblend or by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
#4 Chad Moeller vs. #5 Shaun Marcum
If these two were ever battery mates in the playoffs, Brewers fans wouldn't have made it through one inning. Moeller's contributions were negligible and his at-bats were painful to watch (.257 OBP). Marcum did a lot to help Milwaukee win the division in 2011, but he was just as effective in thwarting the Brewers' World Series hopes with two losses and a 16.20 ERA in two starts in the NLCS.
#3 Chuckie Carr vs. #11 Francisco Rodriguez
A couple of unique characters, Carr and Rodriguez had much different careers with Milwaukee. Carr's attitude and famous comments limited him to just 53 games as a Brewer. K-Rod, despite the knack to give fans mini heart attacks every time out, and some questionable actions on and off the field, has made three consecutive return trips to Miller Park.
#2 Wendy Selig-Prieb vs. #7 Ron Roenicke
Roenicke was nearly beat out by his star right fielder as the "we've had worse" mantra came up more than a few times. There's always the question of how much impact a manager has, anyway. Meanwhile, there is little doubt about the negative effect of Selig-Prieb as CEO. Fans would just as soon forget her reign and the .420 winning percentage that came with it.
#1 Sal Bando vs. #8 Dean Taylor
Another general manager matchup for Taylor, but he's the clear underdog in this one. Taylor followed Bando and was charged with cleaning up his mess, including the Brewers' horrible farm system and lack of talent on the diamond. The Bando-to-Taylor era was rough on Milwaukee and it seemed as though it'd never get better. So who deserves more wrath?
Sheffield Region - Round Two
Here we go, the final region to get the Most Despised Brewers bracket into the Sweet 16. The winner of the Sheffield Region will end up taking on the Johnny Estrada Region's victor in the Final Four.
Once again, make your voice heard by moving your least favorite people into the next round. Voting for the second round of the Sheffield Region will be open until 11pm (ET) on Saturday, March 8th. You can vote in the comments section below, on Facebook, tweeting @brewersblend or by sending an email to email@example.com.