#THEBURTS WEEK THREE RESULTS ANNOUNCED!
It’s now time to reveal the Week Three winners. Envelopes, please…
We start today with the Best Fielder category. Only one man has ever held this award in the long and storied history of The Burts, and it’s going to remain that way…at least for another year. With 265 of the 630 total votes, the four-time winner is…
It shouldn’t be a surprise that Brandon Phillips takes home this award for the fourth straight year, although his competition was the toughest it’s ever been. The Reds in 2014 were the best fielding team in baseball thanks to the likes of Brandon, Zack Cozart and Billy Hamilton.
Second place: Zack Cozart (23%)
Our next poll result is Great Red Hope for 2015. Voters feel that this category’s winner carries the most “hope” into the 2015 season. With half of the 584 votes, the winner is…
After appearing in just 62 games in an injury-riddled 2014, Reds fans are hoping Joey Votto returns to form and leads the Cincinnati club back into the postseason.
Second place: “Player acquired via trade/free agency” (14%)
Up next is Best Mascot. You know the usual suspects – Gapper, Mr. Redlegs, Mr. Red and Rosie Red. The three-time winner in this category is Mr. Redlegs. Can he make it four in-a-row?
He sure can, with 39% of the vote. Congratulations, Redlegs!
Second place: Rosie Red (28%)
Here we go with the Grittiest. Ryan Hanigan usually has a firm grip on this category, but since he’s moved on, it’s time to crown a new champion. Who’s it going to be?
With 163 of the 582 votes, Devin Mesoraco is our new “Grittiest” Red.
Second place: Billy Hamilton (145 votes)
Finally for week three, we honor the Reds player with the Best Facial Hair. Five nominees tallied a total of 559 votes. The winner with 57% is…
Sam LeCure regains this award after trading it back and forth with his good pal Corky Miller. Another fantastic year for the whiskers, Sam! Congrats!
Second place: Chris Heisey (15%)
That’s all for today. Please tune in tomorrow as I reveal Week 4 winners.
In addition to the victors above, there is one more winner to announce:
Congratulations to @Jordan_TM an active participant in the Burt Awards discussion. For for his efforts, Jordan has been selected as a random winner of a cool prize from BOR HQ.
I’ll be awarding a new winner each day this week, so feel free to get noticed by either leaving a comment on the blog or by including the hashtag #TheBurts in your tweets.
Expect good news,