Let's Preview our Bracket. Our four #1 Seeds are Major League in the Movie category, OPS in the Stat category, Joe DiMaggio's 56 Game Hitting Streak in the Records category, and The Curse of the Bambino in the Books category. We also have Moneyball making an appearance as both a movie and a book. The criteria for choosing seeds was totally arbitrary. The process for selecting winners is also arbitrary, whatever you feel like voting for will work, but we are going for which choice you like better.
In the Movie category we have the some intriguing match-ups, with #6 seed Eight Men Out looking like a possible upset candidate against #11 Fever Pitch.
In the Book category we have a mix of Sox, classics, newer, obscure, and historical reads, with the 8/9 match-up featuring a couple of newer books, The Art of Fielding by Chad Harbach going up against Big Hair and Plastic Grass: A Funky Ride through Baseball and America in the Swinging '70s by Dan Epstein. Also I made an error in making up the bracket and misnamed Jonah Keri's The Extra 2%, The Other 2%...but hey it is about the Tampa Bay Devil Rays.
In the Records category we again have match-ups of similar statistical records, with #7 seed of Kerry Wood and Roger Clemens 20 strikeout games facing off against #10 Orel Hershiser's 59 consecutive scoreless inning streak.
Vote for Movies here
Vote for Stats here
Vote for Books here
Vote for Records here