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March Badness Region 4: Self-Loathing

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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 final region is comprised of 16 people within the Mets organization and have absorbed the vitriol of Mets fans. We’ve accounted for owners, managers, and player who Mets fans have shown their hate for throughout the years from all eras of the franchise’s history. For a fanbase with as much self-loathing as the Mets, narrowing it down to 16 was a tall task. 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, and do not forget to vote in Region 1 and in Region 2 if you haven’t cast your vote already!

Poll

1 vs. 16: M. Donald Grant vs. Art Howe

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  • 74%
    M. Donald Grant
    (306 votes)
  • 25%
    Art Howe
    (107 votes)
413 votes total Vote Now

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8 vs. 9: Luis Castillo vs. Vince Coleman

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  • 47%
    Luis Castillo
    (201 votes)
  • 52%
    Vince Coleman
    (221 votes)
422 votes total Vote Now

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5 vs. 12: Jason Bay vs. Jason Vargas

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  • 73%
    Jason Bay
    (318 votes)
  • 26%
    Jason Vargas
    (112 votes)
430 votes total Vote Now

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4 vs. 13: Aaron Heilman vs. Oliver Perez

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  • 26%
    Aaron Heilman
    (113 votes)
  • 73%
    Oliver Perez
    (308 votes)
421 votes total Vote Now

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6 vs. 11: Bobby Bonilla vs. Jose Reyes

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  • 84%
    Bobby Bonilla
    (363 votes)
  • 15%
    Jose Reyes
    (65 votes)
428 votes total Vote Now

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3 vs. 14: Tom Glavine vs. Victor Zambrano

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  • 43%
    Tom Glavine
    (184 votes)
  • 56%
    Victor Zambrano
    (237 votes)
421 votes total Vote Now

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7 vs. 10: Armando Benitez vs. George Foster

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  • 61%
    Armando Benitez
    (254 votes)
  • 38%
    George Foster
    (160 votes)
414 votes total Vote Now

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2 vs. 15: The Wilpons vs. Mickey Callaway

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  • 98%
    The Wilpons
    (432 votes)
  • 1%
    Mickey Callaway
    (7 votes)
439 votes total Vote Now