If you listened to the most recent episode of the Redleg Nation Radio podcast, you were introduced to RNR Madness. As you might expect, it’s a 68-team tournament to name the most valuable player in Reds history. Your votes are going to determine the winner. Let’s get this thing started!
Every week until we crown a champion, you will have the opportunity to vote for who wins each matchup. The polls will open each Sunday at 8:00 pm, and will remain open for precisely three days. Remember that you are voting for “Most Valuable Red.” The definition of “valuable” is open to interpretation and completely up to you. Feel free to leave comments about any particular aspect of the voting, or any individual matchup, and we may discuss it on the podcast.
Today, we are opening up the polls for the First Four and the Round of 64. The First Four contains eight #16 seeds, all vying for the opportunity to face off against a #1 seed in the Round of 64. Here are the contestants:
Now we will address the Round of 64 matchups, first in the Crosley Region. For research purposes: Johnny Bench | Scott Williamson | Corey Patterson | Cy Seymour | Pete Donohue | Jim Maloney | Chris Sabo | Bid McPhee | Bronson Arroyo | Brandon Phillips | Jake Beckley | Edd Roush | Eugenio Suarez | Joe Nuxhall | John Reilly | Vada Pinson | Rob Dibble
Now, the Riverfront Region:
Frank Robinson | Dave Parker | Wayne Krenchicki | Johnny Vander Meer | Frank McCormick | Dave Concepcion | Aroldis Chapman | Eric Davis | Bob Purkey | Dolf Luque | Tony Mullane | Heinie Groh | Lee May | Ewell Blackwell | Adam Dunn | Tony Perez | Kal Daniels
Next up, the Great American Region:
Joe Morgan | Pedro Borbon | Lisalverto Bonilla | Jim O’Toole | Reggie Sanders | Ernie Lombardi | Kevin Mitchell | Jose Rijo | John Franco | Lonny Frey | Aaron Harang | Eppa Rixey | Don Gullett | Gary Nolan | Ken Griffey | Joey Votto | Sean Casey
Finally, the Palace of the Fans Region:
Pete Rose | Tom Browning | Skip Schumaker | Bucky Walters | Ted Kluszewski | Johnny Cueto | Frank Dwyer | Paul Derringer | Tom Seaver | Noodles Hahn | Red Lucas | George Foster | Ken Griffey Jr. | Mario Soto | Ival Goodman | Barry Larkin | Jay Bruce
Winners will be discussed on the next episode of the podcast, and we’ll have Round of 32 voting next week.