The Arena's Favorite Baseball Player Tournament - winner announced!

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  1. Rogue...Jedi Administrator Emeritus

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    Welcome to the Arena's Favorite Baseball Player tournament. A few notes before we begin:


  2. This is a favorite player tournament, not best player tournament. So don't vote based on who was better, but just vote for the one you like more


  3. Each round will last at least 24 hours, and possibly more depending on the number of votes received and my schedule. Later rounds (I will announce when this takes effect) will last at least 48 hours. Be sure to look at my most recent post for who is being voted upon currently. Votes for previous (or future) rounds will be ignored. You do not have to vote for every pairing in a round, however; you may abstain from some if you wish.


  4. Each player's name will link to a wikipedia article to help you decide if you have trouble deciding


  5. Feel free to discuss why you voted for a particular player, that is a large part of what makes these fun.


  6. Voting with socks is prohibited. Such votes will be discounted and the user barred from future voting. Obviously, if you're game-banned, you can vote with that username as long as you do not vote with your regular name as well.


  7. The bracket is divided into the AL and NL brackets, each of which has 8 divisions named after random teams in the league. Obviously, this means 16 teams have divisions named after then, and 14 do not. If your favorite team doesn't have a division, I'm sorry, but it really doesn't make a difference. Most divisions have 8 teams in them, but the first two (Boston Red Sox and New York Yankees) have more than this - an opening round will be used to bring the numbers in these divisions down to 8 apiece. There are 13 total opening round matchups (8 in the Red Sox division, 5 in the Yankees division) and all of these will be completed before moving on to the first round. The ordering of the players in the list, which includes the selection for who is in the opening round, was done at random.


  8. For most of the tournament, there will be 4 pairs of names to vote on at a time. As the field narrows, this will drop to two and eventually only one pair. One of the opening round sets, however, will have 5 pairs (NYY opening round)


  9. I will post the updated bracket on occasion, though not every time the round changes. The bracket will be kept in the second post of this thread, and will be updated more frequently, though again, not every time.



  10. Rogue...Jedi Administrator Emeritus

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  11. Rogue...Jedi Administrator Emeritus

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  12. Armenian_Jedi Force Ghost

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    Furcal
    Lofton
    Rose
    Pokey Reese
  13. JediANGELA Jedi Grand Master

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    Sep 28, 2002
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    Khalil Greene
    Kenny Lofton
    "Pee Wee" Reese
    Preston Wilson
  14. The Great No One Force Ghost

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    Jun 4, 2005
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    Furcal
    Lofton
    Reese
    Pokey Reese

    :snoopy
  15. Jedi Gunny Yahtzee Host

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    Khalil Greene
    Kenny Lofton
    Pee-Wee Reese
    Preston Wilson
  16. Veloz Force Ghost

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    Aug 30, 2004
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    Rafael Furcal
    Kenny Lofton
    Pete Rose
    Preston Wilson
  17. Armenian_Jedi Force Ghost

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    The all time hits leader can't get bounced in the first round can he?
  18. Drac39 Force Ghost

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  19. tulakhordpwns Jedi Knight

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    Furcal
    Lofton
    Pee Wee
    Pokey
  20. DarthIntegral Force Ghost

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    Lofton and Charlie Hustle. Abstain on the others.
  21. Rogue...Jedi Administrator Emeritus

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  22. Rogue...Jedi Administrator Emeritus

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    Opening Round, Part 1:

    Boston Red Sox:

    Rafael Furcal 6, Khalil Greene 2
    Kenny Lofton 8, Kenny Rogers 1
    Pee Wee Reese 5, Pete Rose 4
    Pokey Reese 5, Preston Wilson 3
  23. Rogue...Jedi Administrator Emeritus

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  24. Armenian_Jedi Force Ghost

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  25. The Great No One Force Ghost

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    daffy

    abstain

    oil can

    abstain

    :snoopy
  26. Obese_1_Ka-Blooey Jedi Master

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    Jan 7, 2006
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    Daffy Dean
    Pedro Martinez
    Omar Vizquel
    Orlando Cepeda
  27. Drac39 Force Ghost

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    star 6
  28. DarthWormie Jedi Master

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    Jul 22, 2004
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    Molitor
    Martinez
    Boyd
    Smith
  29. darth_gersh Force Ghost

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    Molitor
    Pedro
    Oil Can
    Ozzie.

    I was a huge Molitor fan growing up. Pauly! Pauly! Pauly! Ted Williams said he had one of the best swings in baseball.
  30. Jedi Gunny Yahtzee Host

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    Molitor
    Martinez
    Abstain
    Smith
  31. DarthIntegral Force Ghost

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    Daffy
    Pedro
    Omar (though I do love Oil Can)
    Wizard of Oz
  32. SueAsideRide Force Ghost

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    Paul Molitor - He came to the Toronto Blue Jays in 1993 and became a leader in their repeat championship run without stepping on anyone else's toes. In spite of a realtively short time with the team (about 3 years), he remains a favourite among Blue Jays fans. A great hitter.

    Pedro Martinez - Another in a long line of Montreal players to move on for more money and success elsewhere. If only the Expos had money in the mid-90s, they could have dominated that decade.

    Omar Vizquel

    Ozzie Smith - I liked his Simpsons appearance :p .
  33. tulakhordpwns Jedi Knight

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    Paul Molitor.
    Pedro Martinez
    Dennis "Oil Can" Boyd
    Ozzie Smith
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