The 2013 WBC Best Names Bracket

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The World Baseball Classic is underway, and that means I’m way late on getting you your triennial/quadrennial Best Names Bracket. For this year’s field of 32 (with pairings randomly assigned), I made sure each WBC-qualifying nation was represented, although inevitably some countries (I’m looking at you, Netherlands) are better represented than others (*cough* USA). Click to embiggen, download, fill it out in whatever fashion you like — even if it’s just a list of each round’s winners — and send in your bracket! A CHAMPION WILL RISE!

NOTE: In order to fairly assess each matchup, creative and politically incorrect mispronunciation may be required.

NOTE (2): Pictures are provided for educational purposes ONLY and should be ignored when selecting winners; otherwise some entrants, and by some entrants I mean Odrisamer Despaigne, might enjoy an unfair advantage.



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Toasty
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Well, I am now sick of typing “Arruebarruena.”
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Choo
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Say “Sukmin Yoon” to the wrong (or right) person and I can think of seven, maybe eight potential outcomes with varying degrees of passion and aggression.

George Costanza
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George Costanza

I said it once, to a dog. He licked himself and left the room.

Innominemios
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Innominemios

Clear path to the Elite Eight for Sukmin Yoon and Masahiko Morifuku, but I’ve got to put Morifuku into the Final Four. Strong contender for the title.

Jaack
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Jaack

Final Four Picks:
Jonathan Jesus Schoop
Odrisamer Despaigne
Yanyong Yang
Iago Januario
Finals of Jesus vs Iago, because that is probably the best possible headline in this case.

stuck in a slump
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stuck in a slump

Bonus points for Chacin since his parents made it up, and then used the Jhou part of his name for his sisters as well.

samuelraphael
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Poor Barbaro Canizares, destined to forever face long odds against Iago Januario.

Why you affiliated baseball types always gotta make it so difficult for poor Barbaro Canizares

samuelraphael
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BUT WHAT ABOUT ADAM JONES!?!?!?!

Dayton Moore
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Dayton Moore

ODRISAMER!!!

Mac
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Mac

Netherlands and Brazil looking strong.

Darien
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I’ve created a simulation, and the results of ten thousand trials suggests this is going to Jonathan Jesus Schoop in a landslide.

I then created another, different simulation, this time in a search for a possible world in which Jonathan Jesus Schoop would *not* win this in a landslide. Preliminary results indicate that it’s a world in which Scatman Cruthers, Nosmo King, and Boof Bonser were professional baseball players.

Darien
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PioneerSkies
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IORG ftw.

Paul
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Paul

how is Wansem Jang not a 1 seed?

dacure
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dacure

Yanyang Yong! Front runner in my bracket

juan pierres mustache
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i may be in the minority judging by the other comments, but i feel that Wladimir is easily the strongest entry here.

Bronnt
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Bronnt

Xander Bogaerts will always make my Final Four.

chandler
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chandler

this is just a formality for schoop, i’m afraid

bluejays49
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bluejays49

I like Diegomar Markwell. Rolls off the tongue well, and he’s been really good.

Nelson S.
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Nelson S.

Wheres Stubby Clapp?

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