Last week, you voted for the first matchups in RNR Madness, our 68-team tournament to name the most valuable player in Reds history. We discussed the winners of that round and previewed the Round of 32 on our most recent podcast. (Go listen to it here!)

As you know, your votes are going to determine the winner of this incredibly important competition. 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.

Here’s the updated bracket:

Today, we are opening up the polls for the Round of 32. We will begin in the Crosley Region. For research purposes: Johnny Bench | Cy Seymour | Jim Maloney | Bronson Arroyo | Brandon Phillips | Edd Roush | Joe Nuxhall | Vada Pinson

Round of 32 -- Crosley Region 1/8

  • 1 Johnny Bench (99%, 367 Votes)
  • 8 Cy Seymour (1%, 3 Votes)

Total Voters: 370

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Round of 32 -- Crosley Region 5/13

  • 5 Jim Maloney (78%, 282 Votes)
  • 13 Bronson Arroyo (22%, 81 Votes)

Total Voters: 363

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Round of 32 -- Crosley Region 3/6

  • 3 Edd Roush (58%, 209 Votes)
  • 6 Brandon Phillips (42%, 153 Votes)

Total Voters: 362

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Round of 32 -- Crosley Region 2/7

  • 2 Vada Pinson (70%, 255 Votes)
  • 7 Joe Nuxhall (30%, 108 Votes)

Total Voters: 363

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Now, the Riverfront Region:

Frank Robinson | Johnny Vander Meer | Dave Concepcion | Eric Davis | Dolf Luque | Heinie Groh | Adam Dunn | Tony Perez

Round of 32 -- Riverfront Region 1/8

  • 1 Frank Robinson (98%, 353 Votes)
  • 8 Johnny Vander Meer (2%, 9 Votes)

Total Voters: 362

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Round of 32 -- Riverfront Region 4/5

  • 4 Eric Davis (64%, 232 Votes)
  • 5 Dave Concepcion (36%, 132 Votes)

Total Voters: 364

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Round of 32 -- Riverfront Region 3/6

  • 3 Heinie Groh (83%, 281 Votes)
  • 6 Dolf Luque (17%, 57 Votes)

Total Voters: 338

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Round of 32 -- Riverfront Region 2/10

  • 2 Tony Perez (90%, 327 Votes)
  • 10 Adam Dunn (10%, 35 Votes)

Total Voters: 362

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Next up, the Great American Region:
Joe Morgan | Reggie Sanders | Ernie Lombardi | Jose Rijo | Aaron Harang | Eppa Rixey | Ken Griffey | Joey Votto

Round of 32 -- Great American Region 1/9

  • 1 Joe Morgan (98%, 355 Votes)
  • 9 Reggie Sanders (2%, 8 Votes)

Total Voters: 363

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Round of 32 -- Great American Region 4/5

  • 4 Jose Rijo (69%, 244 Votes)
  • 5 Ernie Lombardi (31%, 111 Votes)

Total Voters: 355

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Round of 32 -- Great American Region 3/11

  • 3 Eppa Rixey (71%, 253 Votes)
  • 11 Aaron Harang (29%, 101 Votes)

Total Voters: 354

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Round of 32 -- Great American Region 2/10

  • 2 Joey Votto (95%, 349 Votes)
  • 10 Ken Griffey (5%, 19 Votes)

Total Voters: 368

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Finally, the Palace of the Fans Region:
Pete Rose | Ted Kluszewski | Johnny Cueto | Tom Seaver | Noodles Hahn | George Foster | Mario Soto | Barry Larkin

Round of 32 -- Palace of the Fans Region 1/9

  • 1 Pete Rose (86%, 311 Votes)
  • 9 Ted Kluszewski (14%, 52 Votes)

Total Voters: 363

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Round of 32 -- Palace of the Fans Region 5/13

  • 5 Johnny Cueto (81%, 292 Votes)
  • 13 Tom Seaver (19%, 70 Votes)

Total Voters: 362

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Round of 32 -- Palace of the Fans Region 3/6

  • 3 George Foster (90%, 319 Votes)
  • 6 Noodles Hahn (10%, 36 Votes)

Total Voters: 355

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Round of 32 -- Palace of the Fans Region 2/7

  • 2 Barry Larkin (94%, 345 Votes)
  • 7 Mario Soto (6%, 21 Votes)

Total Voters: 366

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Winners will be discussed on the next episode of the podcast, and we’ll have Sweet Sixteen voting next week.

11 Responses

  1. Steve Mancuso

    Eric Davis vs. Davey Concepcion was tough!

    • RojoBenjy

      Agreed. Not a fair head-to-head this early in the game. I think the same for Soto v Larkin.

      • Dougernaught

        Larkin/ HOF and World Champion
        Soto/ Really good pitcher.

        Boom! (that was the sound the mic makes after I dropped it)

      • Curtis

        Larkin, IMO is the second greatest RED of all time. He played the game with full effort and carried himself with style and class on and off the field. A true Hall of Famer who showed what a leader can do on teams with lesser talent and how that leadership can influence the entire direction of the season.

    • Spaceman Red

      I love that matchup because it goes to the central debate in a competition like this: do you rate a player based on their entire body of work or their peak and talent level? I think of the Pete Rose comment about Davis being an atomic bomb in the dugout. Have to vote for E just because his overall talent level absent the injuries was Hall Of Fame level. But you could tell me I’m wrong and say Concepcion and have a completely credible argument.

    • Chad Dotson

      It’s a shame to see either of them eliminated so early.

      • Steve Mancuso

        I’m thinking of filing a complaint with the tournament committee.

  2. redfan4life

    Chad, Your killing me.. The great 8 minus 1?
    My all time favorite Red Cesar Geronimo couldn’t garner a high seed?

    • Chad Dotson

      Sorry, Geronimo was a top seed in the NIT.

      • redfan4life

        Sounds good I think Cesar will win the NIT hands down.

  3. Tom Staggs

    Again Davey gets the shaft! He was the best SS during that era. He belongs in the hall of fame.