Re: Votto calls shot in BP
It was just a batting practice home run, but at least it was against a real pitcher throwing from a mound at full speed. It wasn't a situation like the pre-game BP where you have a coach tossing lightly from 40 feet to help a hitter get warmed up for that evening's game. I think it is a good sign that Votto can generate the power to take a real pitcher over the fence. I am not sure he could have done that last September. So I take this as a positive sign, but a minor one.