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.

Before we get to this week’s polls, don’t forget to vote for Week One and Week Two nominees.

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!

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I can’t wait for next season!!!

People need to show Rosie more love in the mascot category. I mean she does have to put up with all of the men!!

Bruce deserves a gold glove, but Phillips made some unbelievably ridiculous plays. Too good. I like LeCure’s stache and all, but Corky’s stache is in a class of its own. Not many can pull of a Nacho Libre stache like that.

Thank you Jamie, and Better Off Red. That’s who we are.

Mr. Redlegs all the way!

I voted for free agent signing or player via trade, but I would have preferred a selection not on the list – new manager…

Facial hair is a tough category 💈

Kathi – Check your email. You’re my Week 2 winner!

BP because of sheer number of awesome plays; Mr. Bruce for “effortless” capabilities on defense. No facial hair might be the best given the choices…

Good miz of catagories. Tough facial hair catagory. I know my pick but not sure he will beat out the fav.

Can LeCure, Hoover, & Miller all with the best facial hair catagory!!??!!?? lol

I am so pumped for next season! Bryan Price is going to kill it

This was another great list of categories, not to mention candidates for these categories! The more difficult choice for me was the “Great Red Hope” as I (and I’m sure every Reds fan) am hoping for a solid 2014 season from all candidates. The “Best Facial Hair” was also a difficult choice, but they all add a lot of character to the team.

Mr Redleg could’ve been in the best facial hair category as well, that handlebar mustache is sweet. He even got his own ESPN promo because of it

I really enjoy all the cool info that you provide Reds fans.

Keep it coming, Jamie. Congratulations Bryan Price.

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