Re: Votto being Votto: Holding Himself Accountable
Originally Posted by RedsBrick
This is a little snippit from John Fay's post about Joey Votto's slump (hate to use that word...but...). Sorry if there's already a thread about it...if so feel free to delete this one.
Joey Votto called me over today and wanted the bad news.
“What kind of run am I on?” he asked.
“You’re 0-for-10, 2-for-20, 3-for-34,” I said. “How far to do you want to go back?”
“As far as you’ve got,” he said.
“You’re hitting .186 since Aug. 10,” I said.
“That’s bad for this time of year — any time of year,” he said.
It went on to say he doesn't have a reason for it and that he feels good at the plate...he's just missing.
He also trashed the notion that he needs a day off...
Not many guys would call a reporter over so they could hear how bad they're doing. Pretty refreshing, actually.
Joey's already my favorite Red, but this makes me like him even more.
"I talked to an advance scout that told me if Joey Votto and Albert Pujols were on the same team he'd advise his team to do the unthinkable...pitch around Votto to get to Pujols." - Buster Olney, ESPN