THE BURT AWARDS – WEEK THREE: VOTE FOR #THEBURTS!
Welcome to Week Three 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.
Congratulations to Week Two winner – Kathi! She participated in the #TheBurts discussion and was randomly chosen to win a cool prize from BOR HQ.
Would you like to be Week Three’s winner? Simply participate in the discussion by leaving a comment on the 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 this week is Best Fielder. Brandon Phillips is the perennial favorite in this category, but don’t forget about Jay Bruce, who once again had a tremendous year in right field. Bronson Arroyo, Zack Cozart and Ryan Hanigan are also very worthy of this Burt Award. “Dat Dude” won it last year with a remarkable 73% of the final vote.
Next is “Great Red Hope for 2014.” This one is very much open for interpretation. There are several random nominees for this category; some are coming off injury, some are blue-chip prospects that might help the club next season, and one nominee remains nameless/faceless. It’s up to you to decide which carries the most “hope” into 2014. Last year, Todd Frazier took home the Burt with 42% of the vote.
Our next category of Week Three is “Best In-Game Feature at Great American Ball Park.” The Reds production/scoreboard team is second-to-none and always provides top-flight entertainment during Reds home games. But which is your favorite? Last year it was Free Pizza with 28% of the vote.
Next this week is “Best Mascot.” You already know the usual suspects. Last year, Mr. Redlegs became a 2-time champion in this category after winning 35% of the vote. Will he make it three-in-a-row?
Our final category of Week Three could turn out to be the most hotly contested – “Best Facial Hair.” It’s no surprise that Corky and Sam headline this one, but don’t forget about JJ’s grizzly bear(d) and Cueto‘s artistic whisker carvings. Oh and are you looking for a late sleeper? Look no further than Logan Ondrusek who began rocking a western-style moustache/chin patch in ’13. This one is going to be close.
And that’s all for Week Three. 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!