THE BURT AWARDS: DAY THREE – VOTE FOR #THEBURTS
We have a new batch of polls today, consisting of some of our favorite categories. The nominees are in, so cast your ballots!
Fittingly, our first category today is “Best Fielder.” Last night, the Reds led all Major League teams with SIX finalists for the Rawlings Gold Glove Award. Unfortunately, all six were snubbed. One of those players could instead win a Burt Award, which is much more prestigious anyway, right? (say yes). The reigning Burt winner in this category is Brandon Phillips who took 89% of the vote in 2011.
Our next category is “Best Swing.” Last year, Joey Votto won with 59% of the vote. Will he repeat?
Next is “Player You’d Most Like to Hang Out With.” The Reds, especially in 2012, had a lot of really fun guys in the clubhouse. All had their own unique personalities, interests and senses of humor. So, of the nominees, who would you most like to hang out with? Brandon Phillips walked away with the Burt last year with 52% of the vote.
Cincinnati loves its chili with cheese, its reality shows with Lacheys and its baseball players with dirt on their uniforms. All too often we saw the 2012 nominees for Grittiest Player in tough situations, albeit diving in the outfield, called to the mound to pitch out of a jam, colliding at home plate, etc. But who is the grittiest? Ryan Hanigan is the current title holder with 48% of the vote in 2011.
Our final category of Day Three is “Player Who Best Wears his Uniform.” They say ‘the uniform makes the man,’ and that can certainly ring true when it’s a Cincinnati Reds uniform. Pants up and stirrups high? Or baggy with some room to move? It’s your call. All of the nominees have their own distinct style. But who’s is best? Last year, Mike Leake won with 45% of the vote.
Now that you’ve voted, feel free to discuss all things “Burt Awards” in the comments section of this post or on Twitter using the hashtag #TheBurts.
Be sure to tune in tomorrow as we reveal the Day Four categories and nominees!
Rock the vote!