Welcome to the fifth and final week of The Burt Awards!

Every Friday for the past month, Better Off Red has unveiled categories and nominees for the most prestigious Reds end-of-the-season awards -“The Burts.” If you’ve missed any of the previous polls or if you simply want to cast your vote again, click Here, Here, Here and Here.

  • Polls will close at Midnight, November 14.
  • Results will be posted right here on BOR on Tuesday, November 18.

As many of you already know, Better Off Red has announced a random “Fan Participation” winner during each week of Burt Awards voting.  Week Four’s Fan Participation winner is @frtoastwalter.  He will receive a really cool prize from BOR Headquarters.

Would you like to be Week Five’s winner? It’s your last chance, and since this is the final week, I’m going to award two winners – one from Twitter and one who comments on this blog.

  • To be Week Five’s Twitter winner, simply include the hashtag #TheBurts in your tweets this week.
  • To be Week Five’s Blog winner, simply leave a comment to THIS blog entry below.

I will announce the two random winners on Tuesday, November 18 when the voting results are revealed for the 2014 Burt Awards.

Without further ado, here are the final categories that need your votes…

Leading off the final week of voting is “Best Nickname.” In a day-and-age when most players’ nicknames have been reduced to simply adding a “y” or “ie” to their surnames, the Reds and their fans still manage to come up with some catchy monikers.  Which is your favorite?


Next up is Favorite Food at GABP. Whenever you go to Great American Ball Park, there’s that one delicious item that you can’t watch the game without. What is it at GABP that makes your belly growl and your tongue slap your eyeballs? And if the menu we listed doesn’t suit ya, click “other” and write in your vote in the comments section of this post.


Our next category is Best Special Event of 2014.  It was a busy year for our Reds staff, especially the Entertainment and Productions and Promotional Events departments.  Several really cool Reds events took place during the year. Which was your favorite?


We know how much you folks love your bobbleheads, so pay attention to this next category.  Of the nominees listed below, which would you like to see made into a bobblehead in 2015?  And please note, this is just for our amusement and there are no promises that the “winner” will get a bobblehead next year.


Easily, one of the most popular blog posts here on Better Off Red involves Reds “Intro Music.”  Which Reds player had the Best Music in 2014?  If you need a point of reference, Click HERE to scroll through all the 2014 music updates.


Well, that about does ‘er. All of the nominees for the 2014 Burt Awards have officially been announced. It’s up to you to decide the winners!

Thanks for participating!

Expect good news,


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Well done, next year’s categories should include best bling and best on field routine. The latter can be known as the Sean Casey award.

Love the Burts

Really looking forward to the 2015 season and hoping for a healthy, winning team. Go Reds!!!!

Toss up on the intro music one. I like Mesoraco’s music (fishing in the dark), Honer Bailey’s (Fred Bear), and Chapman’s

Any idea when the equipment truck leaves for Goodyear? I miss baseball.

Go Reds !!

Is it spring yet?! Missing GABP and our Redlegs…can’t wait for the season to come!

I too love the Burts! they are just fun! hope they never go away

After looking at this, I’ve learned one thing: I need to eat more at the ballpark. I really want the helmet nachos! Look so good!

Thanks again for the Burts and I am eagerly awaiting my week 4 prize pack. I of course voted for the Howsam bobble, but if there is no Rose/Fosse collision next year something is wrong.

Cincinnai is lucky to have the Reds and the Burts!

Billy Hamilton reminds me of my favorite reds player of all time, Eric Davis

love this vote! Really fun.

Well done! Love this vote! Really hope to see my vote for the bobble head to become reality.

I love how Frazier gets his state as his nickname, so as a Jersey girl. I had to vote for “Jersey”. Counting down the days ’til Opening Day now . . .

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