Re: Colin Cowerd ripping Joey Votto
I was watching this on t.v. and was infuriated by the comments Colin had on the topic. His biggest argument was that (when comparing Votto to the likes of Gonzalez) he plays in a "hitters" ballpark whereas Gonzalez plays in a "pitchers" ballpark. This he said was the biggest reason Joey Votto wasn't a "star", backing up his point with the fact that Joey has hit 13 homeruns at home and 6 (at the time of airing, now 8 obviously) on the road.
Right away I thought this could be the case, but I wanted to take a look into how far the homeruns travel, and I immediately think it discredits Colin's point.
(As of the airing)
Votto - 408 feet
Pujols - 406 feet
Gonzalez - 393 feet
This I feel makes the whole home/away argument invalid. Just my $.02. I am done ranting.
Hey Homer! If you can put it together, you'll put the Reds over the top....think about it.