View Full Version : Modest Votto humbled by the voting populous

07-09-2010, 05:07 AM

Although it's mostly what has been said in other places, this is a great lengthy article. Here's the first paragraph.

PHILADELPHIA – He won red states. He won blue states. And of course he won the Reds’ state.

The overwhelming victory for Cincinnati first baseman Joey Votto(notes) in the final fan vote that sent him to the 2010 All-Star Game righted the most egregious omission in years, one that banded together fan bases across the country. By the end of online balloting Thursday, Votto received 13.7 million votes – about 20 percent the number of President Obama in the 2008 election.

07-09-2010, 09:53 AM
I loved his interview that MLBHD had. He is such a classy person.

Hey Meat
07-09-2010, 01:08 PM
Very humble guy. Kind of refreshing in an era where a guy has a one hour special to declare which team he is going to play for next.

07-09-2010, 01:21 PM
best line in the piece

Now,” Votto said, “I get to play with the best players in the world.”

And now, thanks to 13.7 million clicks that got it right, they get to play with one, too.