Last month, Better Off Red polls opened for the prestigious Cincinnati Reds end-of-the-season awards known as “The Burt Awards.” Every week since, a new collection of categories was unveiled for BOR readers to vote upon.  Five categories were trimmed from the Burt Awards in 2014, but the total number of votes was nearly identical to 2013.  Approximately 20,000 overall votes were cast for 25 categories.

It’s now time to reveal the Week Four winners.  Envelopes, please…

Our first winner today is from the category Favorite Game of 2014.  The winner with 26% of the 355 total votes is…

Favorite Game

The final two games of the season were my personal favorites, as well.  Johnny Cueto winning his 20th game was definitely a great way to put a bow on the long year.  The Reds finished strong; let’s hope it carries into 2015.

Second place: Opening Day (16%)

Up next is Best In-Game Feature at Great American Ball Park.  The winner collected 100 of the 335 total votes.  For the second consecutive season, you chose…


You people are wild about free La Rosa’s pizza, and I can’t blame ya.

Second place: Hometown Hero (12%)

We move on to Performance of the Year.  This category is usually reserved for Homer Bailey no-hitters, but somehow, he didn’t manage to throw one of those in 2014.  Instead, with 43% of the 337 votes, the winner is….


Second place: Aroldis Chapman: Major League Record 17.67 Strikeouts Per 9 Innings; First pitcher to average 100mph (17%)

Next is one of my personal favorite categories – Player You Best Not Mess With.  For the second consecutive year, you voted for…


Mat Latos received 28% of the 219 votes.

Second place: Devin Mesoraco (19%)

Finally today, we reveal the winner of Favorite Twitter Account.  The winner, with 34% of the 303 votes is…


@DatDudeBP is not only a favorite twitter account among Reds fans, but it has established itself as a go-to social media name in all of sports.  Congrats, BP!

Second place: @FlavaFraz21 (17%)

That’s all for today. Please tune in Monday as I reveal Week 5 winners.

For Week One results, Click Here.  For Week Two results, Click Here.  For Week Three results, Click Here.

In addition to the victors above, there is one more winner to announce:

Congratulations to @Jen_E_Riley an active participant in the Burt Awards discussion.  For for her efforts, Jen has been selected as a random winner of a cool prize from BOR HQ.

I’ll be awarding a new winner again on Monday, 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,


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See you at Redsfest !

Where are the tattoos on Latos’ picture!! Great job again. Thanks for all the hard work.

I am loving the Burt Awards. We Reds fans have Kerry good taste. See ya at Redsfest #GoReds

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