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    Votto "Determined to be Great" (ESPN)

    http://espn.go.com/mlb/story/_/id/92...termined-great
    "What I took away from Pete's advice is, 'You're playing for yourself. You're competing for your team. You're doing the best you can every day to get the most out of your abilities.' So when I have that at-bat when the score is 10-0, yeah, I usually check in with myself and make sure I'm in a prime place to hit and I'm ready to go and I'm not about to give away this at-bat. I'll take my time before the at-bat or call timeout so there's no excuses and nothing I can look back and regret."
    Nice fluff piece on Votto from the WWL.
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    One thing is for sure -- Votto has one of those personalities that people love to write and read about. So pensive and brooding and intense and focused. The Don Draper of MLB.
    "Iíll kind of have a foot on the back of my own butt. Thatís just how I do things.Ē -- Bryan Price, 10/22/2013

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    And yes, I know, Jon Hamm is a Cards fan. But I think I would cast him as Votto in the Reds movie.
    "Iíll kind of have a foot on the back of my own butt. Thatís just how I do things.Ē -- Bryan Price, 10/22/2013

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    Re: Votto "Determined to be Great" (ESPN)

    I thought it was a nice article!

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    Re: Votto "Determined to be Great" (ESPN)

    Fabulous article!
    "I tried to play golf, but I found out I wasn't very good." -Joey Votto on his offseason hobby search

    An MLB.com reporter asked what one thing Votto couldnít do. ďI canít skate or play hockey,Ē Votto said. ďWell, I can skate ... but I canít stop.Ē

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    Re: Votto "Determined to be Great" (ESPN)

    Quote Originally Posted by RedEye View Post
    And yes, I know, Jon Hamm is a Cards fan. But I think I would cast him as Votto in the Reds movie.
    But if only we had someone that could play the role of Homer Bailey in said movie. I'm not sure who could pull that look off

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    Re: Votto "Determined to be Great" (ESPN)

    Amazing piece right there...I'm surprised it's from ESPN. Votto is amazing creature.

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    Re: Votto "Determined to be Great" (ESPN)

    Awesome article! Thanks for posting it.
    "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

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    Re: Votto "Determined to be Great" (ESPN)

    Terrific article. I loved the insight of the thought process of Choo, Votto, Rose. Funny, when I played I always wanted another hit after one , two, or three already on record. Unfortunately, I didn't have the swing that those three guys have.

    A couple of years ago, a guy came by my booth while I was working a professional Tennis Tournament and he said to me something like this: " I see you here every year aned you always seem to sell a lot of people on Marriott. How do you set a goal as to how many sales you have each time you come here or go to another event?" I said to him, "The only number that's important to me is 1". He replied, you mean to tell me that your only goal is one sale?" I answered, "No, my goal is 'one more sale than I have right now---I always want one more."

    I see a similar phillosphy here. The driven always want more. And I understand that and applaud that approach.

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    Re: Votto "Determined to be Great" (ESPN)

    Thanks for posting. Terrific article. Joey is fun to watch hit.
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    Re: Votto "Determined to be Great" (ESPN)

    Joey Votto has the best OPS in the NL.

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    Re: Votto "Determined to be Great" (ESPN)

    Quote Originally Posted by PuffyPig View Post
    Joey Votto has the best OPS in the NL.
    I'm still worried.
    "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 "Determined to be Great" (ESPN)

    Quote Originally Posted by Raisor View Post
    I'm still worried.
    The sad part is that at some point Votto will slump again, and when he does there will be a lot of people on here saying they're worried/concerned about him again.

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    Re: Votto "Determined to be Great" (ESPN)

    Quote Originally Posted by medford View Post
    But if only we had someone that could play the role of Homer Bailey in said movie. I'm not sure who could pull that look off
    "I can't take this homerism anymore." - 10xWSChamps, August 11, 2010. A Cardinals fan having a problem with all the homerism on Redszone. Classic.

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    Columbia TriStar Entertainment presents

    A Village Roadshow Production

    Directed by Cameron Crowe

    A REDS OCTOBER

    Starring

    Christian Bale as Homer Bailey
    Jon Hamm as Joey Votto
    Morgan Freeman as Dusty Baker
    Omar Epps as Brandon Phillips
    Jon Lithgow as Walt Jocketty
    "Iíll kind of have a foot on the back of my own butt. Thatís just how I do things.Ē -- Bryan Price, 10/22/2013

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