So, we have four winners.
1) Nick Lopardo defeats 16) Tony - no surprise
8) Tom Donahue defeats 9) Chris Miyake
13) Andrew Wishy upsets 4) Jon Fleisig - not that we're homers or anything :)
5) Michel Laplante defeats 12) Chris Rowan
On to the bottom half of the Allentown bracket:
2) Jonathan Johnson vs. 15) Cathy
2) Jonathan Johnson
Who: Come on now. Seriously. If you don't know who Jonathan is, you've never been to Fraser Field. He's the #1 broadcaster for the CanAm League on Versus and the founder of the CanAm Stickball League.
Pro: He is probably the most well-known and beloved Spirit fan in the entire universe. Additionally, he's fuckin' hilarious. He's also legendary for his fancy Reebok kicks and sick throwback jerseys.
Con: He is totally insane
Who: That girl who does Wayne Kerrins' job sometimes, and Eric's job other times
Pro: She is buying a van and is going to drive us to New Jersey
Con: She is facing Jonathan, come on, there's no way she wins
7) Dennis Robinson vs. 10 Gary Roche
7) Dennis Robinson
Who: Spirit reliever-turned-starter
Pro: He kicked Eddie Lantigua in the chest... AND he's an awesome pitcher. He's also a funny guy, and his wavy locks are legendary.
Con: He's kind of notorious at this point because of his involvement in two brawls... or as the Worcester T&G would say, "a trend" of fighting
10) Gary Roche
Who: Spirit infielder
Con: Although he's a cool guy and a solid player, he started the year as more of a utility player and isn't really a bona-fide star, per se.
3) Butch Hobson vs. 14) Mike Meagher
3) Butch Hobson
Who: Nashua manager/former Red Sox & Yankees player
Pro: He's a celebrity with Red Sox ties. He had the funniest incident in recent memory when he took first base into the stands.
Con: He hasn't really accomplished anything in the Can-Am League. Also, he's a nutjob.
14) Mike Meagher
Who: Yeah, that's a good question
Pro: He has a funny name, I guess, and the Spirit have lit him up a few times, which is a good thing in my book
Con: Yeah...when you're only known because your family clearly doesn't know how to spell and/or pronounce (MA-HA?), you're in trouble
6) Richard Katz vs. 11) Saul Bustos
6) Richard Katz
Pro: Meow mix = good times. Well kknown around the league.
Con: A terrible, terrible umpire. Period.
11) Saul Bustos
Who: Legendary Rox SS who retired in '05
Pro: Has his own bobblehead. Was a tremendous player. '03 champion.
Con: This is Who's Now, not Who's Four Years Ago
Okay boys 'n girls, vote away.