THE BURT AWARDS – WEEK TWO: VOTE FOR #THEBURTS!
Welcome to Week Two of The Burt Awards!
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.
Before we get to this week’s categories, don’t forget to vote for Week One’s nominees.
And speaking of Week One – congratulations to @nesi66, who, for talking up The Burts, wins a special prize from Better Off Red Headquarters!
Would you like to be Week Two’s winner? Simply participate in the discussion by leaving a comment on this blog post and/or by including the hashtag #TheBurts in your tweets this week. I will announce one random winner prior to the unveiling of next week’s nominees.
Without further ado, here are the new categories that need your votes…
Our first category for Week Two is Most Outstanding Pitcher. It was another successful season for Bryan Price’s pitching staff and the five nominees for this award are all worthy of winning. Who will you vote for? Johnny Cueto was last year’s winner with 51% of the vote but due to the time he spent on the DL, he is not a nominee this year.
Who had the Best Hair on the team in 2013? Last year, 38% of you picked Bronson Arroyo. Will he repeat? Remember this category is for best hair and shouldn’t be confused with Best Facial Hair (a category that will be unveiled in the coming weeks).
As long as Brandon Phillips plays for Cincinnati, I have no doubt he will be a nominee for this next category – Player You Most Enjoy Watching. @DatDudeBP took home the hardware last year with 52% of the vote. He has some stiff competition this year as the pool of nominees was expanded to a whopping 12 players.
Every baseball manager will tell you that it’s very important to have a good bench. There are many crucial situations during the season and during individual games that call for a Super Sub. Who was the best in this category for the Reds in 2013? Last year, it was Todd Frazier (80%).
Whether it’s a beautiful smooth swing from the left side or an unorthodox (yet effective) hack from the right – handling the bat can be a work of art. Who had the Best Swing in 2013? Last year, you voted for Joey Votto (53%).
BONUS POLL: Many teams in Major League Baseball have “their song” that they traditionally play in their home ballpark. The Rangers and Astros play “Deep in the Heart of Texas.” The Red Sox have “Sweet Caroline” and the Yankees play “New York, New York.” In 2013, the Reds began playing a song during the seventh-inning stretch called “Cincinnati, Ohio” by Connie Smith. What did you think?
That’s it for Week Two! Thanks for voting, and don’t forget to take the discussion to Twitter by using the hashtag #TheBurts and/or leaving your thoughts in the comments section of this post!
More categories next week!