In recent weeks, Curt Schilling has been using his site as a forum for what we like to refer to as "old man's bar" debates. These debates take the shape of a 64 pitcher tournament of hypothetical match-ups between two post-World War II Era pitchers -- put to a vote by his readers. In short, baseball bracketology.
The latest match-ups are as follows:
CY YOUNG REGION:
8. Billy Pierce vs. 9. Jim Bunning
WALTER JOHNSON REGION:
8. John Smoltz vs. 9. Dennis Martinez
LEFTY GROVE REGION:
8. Bret Saberhagen vs. 9. David Cone
CHRISTY MATHEWSON REGION:
8. Don Sutton vs. 9. Kevin Brown
That's just a small little fraction of Curt's Pitchers Bracket Challenge, and the last of the First Round votes before it's on to Round Two. For a complete breakdown of Curt's bracketology, visit his site.
Thankfully, Curt made the cut this first round. If and when he does get eliminated, things could definitely get a little bit awkward.
EDITORS NOTE: Try as we might to find footage of any the above pitchers, we could find naught. So, for no good reason at all, we've decided to post the below clip from "The Baseball Bunch" that showed up during one of your fruitless searches. Enjoy.