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    Votto calls shot in BP

    another HR. I know, I know it's BP, but darned glad to read about it!

    http://cincinnati.com/blogs/reds/2013/02/17/votto-calls-his-shot/

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    Re: Votto calls shot in BP

    “Tweet that, John,” Jay Bruce said. “He’s back.”
    Well said Jay.

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    Re: Votto calls shot in BP

    Quote Originally Posted by RedsfaninMT View Post
    another HR. I know, I know it's BP, but darned glad to read about it!

    http://cincinnati.com/blogs/reds/2013/02/17/votto-calls-his-shot/
    For whatever reason, that link didn't work for me.

    Joey Votto calls his shot

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    Re: Votto calls shot in BP

    Is there really going to be a new thread everytime Votto hits a BP homer?
    "But I do know Joey's sister indirectly (or foster sister) and I have heard stories of Joey being into shopping, designer wear, fancy coffees, and pedicures."

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    Re: Votto calls shot in BP

    Quote Originally Posted by Raisor View Post
    Is there really going to be a new thread everytime Votto hits a BP homer?
    We should keep all of these posts to one "Joey Votto hits homeruns in BP" thread.
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    Re: Votto calls shot in BP

    When are the "Votto hits a double in BP" threads going to start? I can't wait.
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    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.

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    Re: Votto calls shot in BP

    Votto was seen at the Goodyear Starbucks ordering a Grande Non Fat, no foam vanilla latte.

    He is in mid-season form.
    "But I do know Joey's sister indirectly (or foster sister) and I have heard stories of Joey being into shopping, designer wear, fancy coffees, and pedicures."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Raisor View Post
    Votto was seen at the Goodyear Starbucks ordering a Grande Non Fat, no foam vanilla latte.

    He is in mid-season form.
    Only if he was wearing a designer shirt as well.
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    Re: Votto calls shot in BP

    Quote Originally Posted by AtomicDumpling View Post
    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.
    Not to nitpick, but he'd actually need less power, or strength, to take a full-speed pitch deep than he would a BP pitch. That said, I see your point.

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    Re: Votto calls shot in BP

    I mean, let's be real. What's more impressive, Ruth's called shot against the CUBS, or Votto's called shot off of Spring Training Pitcher X? No brainer in my opinion.

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    Re: Votto calls shot in BP

    Quote Originally Posted by mattfeet View Post
    Not to nitpick, but he'd actually need less power, or strength, to take a full-speed pitch deep than he would a BP pitch. That said, I see your point.
    Maybe. You could be right. I think you can jerk a slow BP meatball out with a big roundhouse arm-swing without using your legs. When facing a real pitcher you have to use your whole body. Either way, hitting the homer off a real pitcher is a better sign than taking Chris Speier deep from 40 feet.

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    Re: Votto calls shot in BP

    Quote Originally Posted by AtomicDumpling View Post
    Maybe. You could be right. I think you can jerk a slow BP meatball out with a big roundhouse arm-swing without using your legs. When facing a real pitcher you have to use your whole body. Either way, hitting the homer off a real pitcher is a better sign than taking Chris Speier deep from 40 feet.
    This...also, Cantreras can throw in the upper 90's...not that he is now, but who knows.

    This means about nothing as a whole, but definitely not bad news.

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    Re: Votto calls shot in BP

    Quote Originally Posted by cincrazy View Post
    I mean, let's be real. What's more impressive, Ruth's called shot against the CUBS, or Votto's called shot off of Spring Training Pitcher X? No brainer in my opinion.
    Contreras would strike out Ruth.

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