It’s time to find out who is going to the Final Four!

Last week, you voted for the Sweet Sixteen 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 Elite Eight 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.

Remember, this is only an exhibition. This is not a competition. Please…no wagering.

Here’s the updated bracket:

Today, we are opening up the polls for the Sweet Sixteen. We will begin in the Crosley Region. For research purposes: Johnny Bench | Vada Pinson

Elite Eight -- Crosley Region

  • 1 Johnny Bench (98%, 324 Votes)
  • 2 Vada Pinson (2%, 7 Votes)

Total Voters: 331

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Now, the Riverfront Region:
Frank Robinson | Tony Perez

Elite Eight -- Riverfront Region

  • 1 Frank Robinson (71%, 227 Votes)
  • 2 Tony Perez (29%, 92 Votes)

Total Voters: 319

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Next up, the Great American Region:
Joe Morgan | Joey Votto

Elite Eight -- Great American Region

  • 1 Joe Morgan (63%, 205 Votes)
  • 2 Joey Votto (37%, 120 Votes)

Total Voters: 325

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Finally, the Palace of the Fans Region:
Pete Rose | Barry Larkin

Elite Eight -- Palace of the Fans Region

  • 2 Barry Larkin (58%, 190 Votes)
  • 1 Pete Rose (42%, 137 Votes)

Total Voters: 327

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

2 Responses

  1. jreis

    interesting but not surprising that the elite 8 is all position players. not one pitcher!

    • Chad Dotson

      That’s a pretty good summation of Reds history, eh?