Most missed poster
Stormy. He makes me smarter when he posts…err…used to post.
Most Whipped Poster
Raisor, the vows say “…forsaking all others…”
. But I don’t think that posting more on Redszone equates marital infidelity. Dork.
Most missed game chatter
TeamDunn. A Reds game, a six pack, and Redszone chat just ain’t as good without TD around.
Best tag line
Not a tag line, per se, but the “Posting to Contact” under Big Donkey’s username made me laugh pretty hard the first time I saw it.
lollipopcurve. So many generic usernames out there, but you can be pretty sure that you’re on a baseball board when you see that moniker.
Most Valuable Poster
M2. Has nailed the heart of every matter he’s posted about for quite some time. Always a guy you can count on to be here day in and day out.
gonelong's posts make me wish I'd have typed mine that way.
Best Armchair GM
This one is nigh-impossible. There are easily a dozen people on this board I’d rather have running the team than the current FO. So I’m going to go to follow Boston's lead and name Boss and GIK as co-GM’s. If Redszone is run is any indication of how they’d run a MLB franchise, we’d surely be in good hands.
Ravenlord. Always thinking out of the box and always coming up with realistic scenarios. Much appreciated effort. Ditto for Red Leader.
The Eric Milton signs thread. That was a long LONG thread that, in retrospect, became a key reference point that most likely turned a lot of folks on to how bad the Reds situation actually is.
Eh. Who knows. No name for this one, but if someone posts without actually using paragraphs, that’ll trump simple typos for me.
BCubb2003. His “Random Thoughts” threads are a Redszone staple that I look forward to every day.
Best Use of Statistics
M2. Always out-of-the-box and looking at things most folks wouldn’t notice. Ravenlord also deserves a mention because he’s the hardest working guy in show biz when it comes to using metrics. He's an innovator who’s willing to look at things backwards and upside down if it means there’s something to be learned.
Me. The next time I’m truly succinct will be the first. I used to think this award perennially belonged to GAC, but then I realized that he’s not really long-winded. He just uses more paragraphs than anyone else.
If you sat Krusty down in the middle of a large room full of horse crap, he’d immediately begin looking for the pony.
FCB. But it’s a realistic negativity rooted in reality and borne of recent Reds history.
MWM. He’s the only person on the board that I can confirm will drive my drunk arse around, so it’s more of a “wins by default” thing than anything else.
Everyone has done a great job under the new system, but I’m going to give this year’s award to Chip because his rundowns of the Hot Stove League radio show are an excellent contribution to the board and an immediate must-read.
GAC. Like drinking beer at a bar while watching the game with a buddy.
Any number of redundant Player X Sucks! threads. Oh, they’re technically “on-topic”, but you can bet that topic has been covered elsewhere.
Tie between Big Donkey and Joseph. One of the reasons Redszone is so great is that every once in a while you learn about what’s going on before anyone else. Big Donkey is a HUGE contributor to that and Joseph learned how to swim in the shark tank quicker than just about anyone ever.
Stewie. And MattyMo is always a welcome read. And can someone please confirm that ramp hasn’t slit his wrists?
The Marty Brennamen Award
I’m going to just give props to the whole Reds Live board. Every game, there’s someone there to pick up the baton. Well done.
The Old Red Guard Award
Article: "Stats vs. Scouts: Do We Need to Choose Just One?". The whole thread.
WOY. If I were watching “Baseball- A Film by Ken Burns”, I’d want WOY sitting next to me so that I could ask him for accuracy checks.
Lifetime Achievement Award
traderumor. Incredibly passionate, articulate, and active. Even when disagreeing with tr, his positions force me to learn more about the topic.
Most Tired Topic of the Year
If I hear one more word about a recliner in the Reds clubhouse, I’ll break something.