Originally Posted by bigfunguy
Gotta believe there's a bit of mental element to Votto too...he needs to play a bit at 100 percent so he himself KNOWS he's 100 percent.
I agree 100%. No athlete that relies on his knee will think they are 100% until they can go out at full game speed and really test the knee. Football players always talk about needing to be hit to get back and know everything is fine. We all know Votto is a major perfectionist. He just needs to get out there and go so he knows for sure he is ready for the season.