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March Badness Region 2: Bad Guys

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Missing baseball? Missing March Madness? We’ve got you covered! Reminisce about the worst villains in Mets history with us.

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Typically, March is one of the best sports months of the year. The NHL and NBA seasons are reaching their conclusion with teams battling for their postseason lives, NFL free agency is beginning, MLB Opening Day is right around the corner, and March Madness is in full swing!

With the coronavirus pandemic, March has been rendered a quiet month in the sports world, as all major leagues have needed to cancel or suspend their events in order to help stop the spread of COVID-19. To help pass the time, a few of us at Amazin’ Avenue HQ have brainstormed ways to entertain our incredible audience while we wait for baseball to return.

I’d like to introduce you to March Bad-ness! In order to fill the void left by both the absence of baseball and March Madness, we’ve devised an NCAA tournament-style bracket of the worst villains in Mets history. We’ve scoured the depths of our memories, digging up names we’d long since buried deep down in an effort to forget so many painful moments, and put together 64 names that cause Mets fans feelings ranging from mild annoyance to intense loathing.

The players have been broken up into four regions: Mets Killers, Bad Guys, Playoff Villains, and Self-loathing. Over the next two days, we’ll bring you four separate posts for each bracket, with accompanying polls for you to vote on.

The second region is comprised of 16 of the worst of the worst, the guys who made our skin crawl, the true bad guys. Whether they were creating controversy with racist remarks, causing a scene by starting fights, injuring a player with a dirty slide, or throwing a bat during a World Series game, these guys were bad news and played more like WWE heels than baseball players in the minds of Mets fans. Now it’s time to find out who is the worst of the worst.

Check back to Amazin’ Avenue in the coming weeks as we advance through the bracket and see who is the ultimate Mets villain!

Poll

1 vs. 16: John Rocker vs. Hunter Pence

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  • 92%
    John Rocker
    (414 votes)
  • 7%
    Hunter Pence
    (34 votes)
448 votes total Vote Now

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8 vs. 9: Pete Rose vs. Guillermo Mota

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  • 65%
    Pete Rose
    (289 votes)
  • 34%
    Guillermo Mota
    (150 votes)
439 votes total Vote Now

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5 vs. 12: Chris Paddack vs. Kurt Suzuki

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  • 58%
    Chris Paddack
    (245 votes)
  • 41%
    Kurt Suzuki
    (175 votes)
420 votes total Vote Now

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4 vs. 13: Jimmy Rollins vs. Larry Bowa

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  • 79%
    Jimmy Rollins
    (351 votes)
  • 20%
    Larry Bowa
    (88 votes)
439 votes total Vote Now

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6 vs. 11: Cole Hamels vs. Max Scherzer

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  • 65%
    Cole Hamels
    (287 votes)
  • 34%
    Max Scherzer
    (153 votes)
440 votes total Vote Now

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3 vs. 14: Roger Clemens vs. Rhys Hoskins

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  • 95%
    Roger Clemens
    (434 votes)
  • 4%
    Rhys Hoskins
    (20 votes)
454 votes total Vote Now

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7 vs. 10: Bryce Harper vs. Jayson Werth

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  • 51%
    Bryce Harper
    (231 votes)
  • 48%
    Jayson Werth
    (219 votes)
450 votes total Vote Now

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2 vs. 15: Chase Utley vs. Jesse Winker

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  • 98%
    Chase Utley
    (453 votes)
  • 1%
    Jesse Winker
    (9 votes)
462 votes total Vote Now