As promised here is the second round of the RSM March Madness Baseball Bracket. Let's start with our Baseball Movie region, mostly this bracket went chalk with only the #10 seed Angels in the Outfield based mostly on the glowing recommendation of Matt DiFilippo's recommendation gaining the upset. Only two other contests were close with the #6 seed Eight Men Out besting #11 Fever Pitch, which despite it's Sox connection is based on a soccer book and the Maineiacs are football American style fans. The other close one was the #5 seed Bad News Bears being taken to the brink by #12 Rookie of the Year before Buttermaker and the kids pulled out the win.
In our Baseball Stat region, we have some upsets as our equivalents to the aforementioned La Salle and FGCU come through. #12 seed Quality Start outdid #5 the Complete Game only to be showed up by the #15 seed On Base Pct. routing #2 Slugging Pct. The other winners were #1 OPS, #3 Stolen Base, #4 Wins, #6 WAR, #7 WHIP, and #8 Home Runs.
In our Baseball Book region, we have a first round that goes mostly chalk again with only the #9 seed Big Hair and Plastic Grass pulling off the mild upset over #8 The Art of Fielding. Our other close contest was between #4 seed Now I Can Die in Peace by Bill Simmons edging out #13 The Teammates by David Halberstam, in the end the euphoria of 2004 beat out Teddy Ballgame, Bobby Doerr, Johnny Pesky, and Dom DiMaggio.
In our Baseball Records region, we have our most competitive bracket as nearly every contest went down to the wire. This was also our wildest bracket with the #10 Orel Hershiser, #12 Hack Wilson, and #14 Rickey Henderson all pulling the upsets.
Be sure to vote below as we'll have a quick turn around with our Sweet Sixteen appearing the beginning of next week. Enjoy the games!
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