POLLS HAVE OPENED FOR THE 2013 BURT AWARDS!
Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, Reds fans of all ages! ………….
It’s time to vote for the third 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 – are fans choice awards recognizing the accomplishments and quirks that contributed to a memorable season for the 2013 Reds.
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 every Monday, through November 4, a new batch of categories will be unveiled for voting. Polls will close at Midnight, November 10. Results will be posted right here on BOR on Monday, November 11.
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 limit the number of nominees to 5 per category, but as you’ll see, in some instances, we had to include more than 5.
You can vote as much and as often as you’d like. If you lose track of the polls/nominees, the Burt Awards blog posts are listed under the “Categories” section, which is located on the sidebar of Better Off Red. –>>
*****As an added bonus, prizes will be randomly given to voters discussing the Burt Awards in the “Comments” section of each blog post, as well as to folks who Tweet about the Burts using the hashtag #TheBurts. (Again, prizes will be awarded at random).
So without further ado, the first 5 polls are open!
Our first category is 2013 Reds Most Valuable Player. We limited the nominees to position players since we’ll also have a 2013 Reds Most Valuable Pitcher category. Last year, Brandon Phillips took home the “Burt” with 32% of the vote.
This poll is for the Best Reds Baserunner. Keep in mind, sometimes the best baserunner isn’t always the fastest. Last year, Drew Stubbs won this category with 54% of the vote.
Next is Best Newbie. Nominees were based on “rookie” status as well as “newcomer” status to the Reds club. Last year, Todd Frazier won with 45% of the vote.
This poll is for Best Announcer. “Mercury” Marty Brennaman is going for his third consecutive Burt Award in this category. Can he do it?
The final category for Day One voting is Best GABP Promotional Giveaway. There were lots to choose from in 2013, so cast your vote wisely. Last year the Reds Stein won by just 4 votes; it’s a nominee again this year.