THE BURT AWARDS DAY ONE: POLLS HAVE OPENED! VOTE FOR #THEBURTS !!!
Alright, ladies and gentlemen! It’s time to vote for the second annual Burt Awards…or as we at BOR Headquarters like to call it – “The Burts.”
The Burts – named after Better Off Red mascot Burt BobbleRed – will recognize the accomplishments and quirks that contributed to a memorable and fun season for the 2012 National League Central Division Champions.
In addition to the traditional categories (MVP, Best Pitcher, etc), we also have some unconventional awards to hand out, such as “Best Mascot,” “Favorite Game” and “Best Hair.
Beginning now until Friday, a new batch of categories will be unveiled daily for voting. Polls will close at midnight, November 11. Results will be posted right here on BOR on Monday, November 12 (the same day Redsfest tickets go on sale.)
The nominees for each category were determined by the hard-working staff at Better Off Red and members of the Cincinnati Reds front office. We tried to keep the nominees at 5 per category, but as you’ll see in some instances we had to include more than 5.
If you miss a day, or just want to go back and vote some more, click on the “The Burt Awards” link listed under the “Categories” section on the sidebar of this blog. You can vote as much and as often as you’d like.
So without further ado, the first 5 polls are open!
Our first category is 2012 Reds Most Valuable Player. We limited the nominees to position players since we’ll also have a 2012 Reds Most Valuable Pitcher category. Last year, Joey Votto won with 66% of the vote.
This poll is for the Best Reds Baserunner. Keep in mind, sometimes the best baserunner isn’t always the one who steals the most bases. Last year, Drew Stubbs won this category with 70% of the vote.
Next is Best Newbie. Nominees were based on “rookie” status as well as “newcomer” status to the Reds club. This is arguably the toughest category for 2012. Last year, Zack Cozart won with 39% of the vote. He’s also a 2012 nominee.
This poll is for Best Announcer. Last year, “Mercury” Marty Brennaman won with 41% of the vote. Can he repeat?
The final category for Day One voting is “Best GABP Promotional Giveaway.” There were lots to choose from in 2012, so cast your vote wisely. Last year the “Joey Votto MVP Bobblehead” won with 26% of the vote.
Check back tomorrow as we’ll have 5 more Burt Award categories for you to vote on! And remember, you can vote as much as you want.