Welcome to Week Three of The Burt Awards!

  • Every Friday, through Halloween, a new batch of categories will be unveiled for voting.
  • Polls will close at Midnight, November 7.
  • Results will be posted right here on BOR on Monday, November 10.
  • 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 – Natalie E.  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 overlook  Zack Cozart and Billy Hamilton.  Last year, “Dat Dude BP” won his fourth straight Burt Award in this category with 54% of the final vote.


Next is “Great Red Hope for 2015.” 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 2015.  Last year, Billy Hamilton took home the Burt with 43% of the vote.


Next this week is Best Mascot.  You already know the usual suspects.  Last year, Mr. Redlegs became a 3-time champion in this category after winning 40% of the vote.  Will he make it four-in-a-row?


This category is for the Reds fan who loves seeing dirty uniforms, full-throttle hustle and fearless acts of accomplishment.  Who was the “grittiest” Red of 2014?  Last year, Ryan Hanigan won the Burt with 21% of the vote.


Our final category of Week Three is one of BOR’s favorite – Best Facial Hair.  It’s true, manager Bryan Price invoked some facial hair limitations for 2014, but the boys in red still managed to show off some stylish whiskers.


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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2015 World Series here we come.

I loved watching Billy Hamilton this season. I’m hoping our Reds stay healthy during the upcoming season and turn it around. #theburts

Got my votes in!! Must have been sleeping the last 2 weeks since I missed voting

I’m completely stumped on the Great Red Hope.

Facial hair is always the hardest category to choose from, love them all!

Kristopher Negron for Great Red Hope for 2015

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