THE BURT AWARDS: AND THE WINNERS ARE…

The polls have closed and the votes have been counted.  It’s now time to announce the winners of the first ever Burt Awards! 

After a month of voting, fans made their choices in 25 Reds-themed categories, designed to recognize highlights of the 2011 season.  The “awards” are meant purely for entertainment purposes; good, clean, innocent fun – just how we like it here at Better Off Red

The most popular category was “Player You Best Not Mess With.” 

There were three categories that came down to the wire – the Best Hair category was won by three votes; Best Newbie triumphed by nine votes and Best In-Game Feature at Great American Ball Park took home the prize by seven votes.

So without further ado, let’s reveal the winners….

 

Best Player – Joey Votto (66%)

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Best Pitcher – Johnny Cueto (74%)

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Best Fielder - Brandon Phillips (89%)

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Best Base Runner – Drew Stubbs (70%)

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Super Sub – Miguel Cairo (62%) 

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Player You Most Enjoy Watching – Brandon Phillips (54%)

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Best Windup – Johnny Cueto (52%)

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Best Swing – Joey Votto (59%)

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Best Batting Stance – Joey Votto (52%)

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Player You’d Most Like to Hang Out With – Brandon Phillips (52%)

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Player You Best Not Mess With – Jonny Gomes (57%)

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Best Hair – Sam LeCure (29%)

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Grittiest Player – Ryan Hanigan (48%)

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Player Who Best Wears His Uniform – Mike Leake (45%) 

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Best Newbie – Zack Cozart (39%)

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Off-the-Field MVP – Brandon Phillips (38%)

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Best Announcer – “Mercury” Marty Brennaman (41%)

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Best In-Game Feature at GABP – Kiss Cam (23%)

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Great Red Hope for 2012 – Zack Cozart (39%)

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Best Giveaway – Joey Votto MVP Bobblehead (26%)

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Best Special Event – Redsfest (48%)

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Best Mascot – Mr. Redlegs (46%)

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Best Nickname – “The Cuban Missile” (33%)

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Performance of the Year – Ramon Hernandez’s 3-run walkoff home run on Opening Day (43%)

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Best Interview – Brandon Phillips (51%)

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Thanks to all of you who voted and participated!  Maybe we can make this an annual tradition, whaddya say?

Oh and stay tuned to BOR, as Jonny Gomes joins me on the phone this afternoon to accept his Burt Award for “Player You Best Not Mess With.” 

Thanks again!

Expect good news,

Jamie

5 Comments

Great photos Jamie! And Burt looks very handsome with his bow tie!! Can’t wait to do this again next year!!

This was a lot of fun. Thanks Jamie. And yes please, do it again next year. And love what you did with the photos :D

The photos look great! The voting was a lot of fun; thanks for doing it!

Ditto to the comments on the great job with the photos! This was a ton of fun to participate in! :)

Cool post. Although, in my opinion, the “air-drums” were far more entertaining than the “kiss cam.”

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