Most Despised Milwaukee Brewers, NCAA Bracket Style: Sweet 16 (Part 2)

Most Despised Milwaukee Brewers, NCAA Bracket Style: Sweet 16 (Part 2)

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The Wisconsin Badgers have reached the Sweet 16 in the NCAA tournament, and the most despised Milwaukee Brewers tournament has reached the Sweet 16 as well. The competition is stiff with 14 of the top 16 seeds remaining. While your official brackets may be busted, here the fans control who moves on to the Elite Eight, Final Four and championship.

Don't forget to check out part one of the Sweet 16, and to vote on your most despised players!

#2 Yuniesky Betancourt vs. #11 Alex Sanchez

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#2 Yuniesky Betancourt vs. #11 Alex Sanchez

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Sanchez and Betancourt are unique individuals, as both drew the ire of Brewers’ fans for their play. Sanchez’s apparent talent was squandered as he took nothing seriously, played lackadaisical ball and wore on his teammates. Yuni B. was loved by the club, but few fans got past his “range,” “glove,” and “plate discipline.” Angst and frustration for Yuni were clear in the stands.

#1 Jeffrey Hammonds vs. #4 Franklin Stubbs

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#1 Jeffrey Hammonds vs. #4 Franklin Stubbs

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These two share the designation of free agent busts. Hammonds and Stubbs were each brought over to fill a need and provide power. Hammonds raked in cash, was predictably hurt (often) and rarely displayed the pop he “magically” had in Colorado. Stubbs would have had more value as the bat boy, as he couldn’t move an inch in the field and could barely swing the bat.

#2 Wendy Selig-Prieb vs. #3 Chuckie Carr

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#2 Wendy Selig-Prieb vs. #3 Chuckie Carr

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This matchup features a couple of people who left their mark on the franchise. Carr’s selfish words still echo throughout the state, despite a brief stint in Milwaukee. Selig-Prieb never played in a game, but her stamp was all over the club for years. The darkest ages of Brewers’ baseball can be traced here, and Selig-Prieb couldn’t dig out of the hole she created.

#1 Sal Bando vs. #5 Shaun Marcum

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#1 Sal Bando vs. #5 Shaun Marcum

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Bando was as big a part of the franchise’s long-term ineptitude following their 1992 success. Shunning Paul Molitor and making a host of poor decisions from the draft to free agency made him a favorite for this tourney. Marcum had his moments and helped get the Crew to the playoffs, but it was his postseason dumpster-fires that got him into the Sweet 16.

Most Despised Milwaukee Brewers NCAA Bracket, Sweet 16

Most Despised Brewers, Sweet 16

Most Despised Milwaukee Brewers, NCAA Bracket Style: Sweet 16 (Part 2)

Most Despised Brewers, Sweet 16

Voting for the Sweet 16 continues until Tuesday at 11pm (ET). Vote in the comments section below, on Facebook (TimMumaRantSports), on Twitter @brewersblend or by sending an email to brewersblend@gmail.com.

Matchups: Belliard vs. Quevedo, Suppan vs. Weeks, Surhoff vs. Turnbow, Parra vs. Macha, Betancourt vs. Sanchez, Hammonds vs. Stubbs, Selig-Prieb vs. Carr, Bando vs. Marcum.

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