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    Joey Votto is a Good Dude

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    I know the contract the Reds gave Joey Votto was insane and will probably look bad maybe even really bad by the time it ends but I couldn't be more happy to say that Joey Votto plays for my favorite team. I'm sure this goes on with a lot of guys on a lot of teams and doesn't get attention. Regardless props to Joey.

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    Re: Joey Votto is a Good Dude

    Very cool. And it's especially nice that this story didn't come from Votto or the Reds, but from the family.

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    Re: Joey Votto is a Good Dude

    Fretting about giving out an enormous contract to one of the five best hitters in baseball is dead end thinking. The organization could afford to do it, and they did it. Everything else is hand-wringing. Enjoy it.

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    Re: Joey Votto is a Good Dude

    Quote Originally Posted by Falls City Beer View Post
    Fretting about giving out an enormous contract to one of the five best hitters in baseball is dead end thinking. The organization could afford to do it, and they did it. Everything else is hand-wringing. Enjoy it.
    Didn't know you were back. Glad to see it. Welcome back.

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    I usually don't have a favorite player - i've been a Reds fan for life and a favorite player just seems so gauche.....but Votto...I freakin love that man. I've never seen a guy handle pitchers like he does - how he chokes up. How he struggled with the toss to first base and then got better at it by running toward his target. How he learned to slide on a different leg. How he sometimes take chances -that don't work out (i'm cool with that- even Pete Rose got thrown out once in a great while tryin to stretch a hit).

    The weird style of hitting - the choking up on the bat to get leverage.

    How he's cool in the dugout and is self deprecating with humor. How he takes responsibility for things he does wrong.

    How he handles the media - the guy has the tao. He's my favorite player.

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    Re: Joey Votto is a Good Dude

    Absolutely awesome.
    "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 couldn’t do. “I can’t skate or play hockey,” Votto said. “Well, I can skate ... but I can’t stop.”

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    Re: Joey Votto is a Good Dude

    Quote Originally Posted by NebraskaRed View Post
    Very cool. And it's especially nice that this story didn't come from Votto or the Reds, but from the family.
    I thought the same thing. If Joey does more of these kinds of things, he doesn't publicize them, which is refreshing.
    "I never argue with people who say baseball is boring, because baseball is boring. And then, suddenly, it isn't. And that's what makes it great." - Joe Posnanski

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    Re: Joey Votto is a Good Dude

    He did not look like a guy with only 2 days left.

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    Re: Joey Votto is a Good Dude

    The game? July 2nd, last Tuesday. The game that Homer Bailey threw his 2nd no-hitter in ten months. It just so happened that Jeff Crews was also in attendance for the first no hitter as well, in Pittsburgh the previous year, for his anniversary.
    whoa, that is crazy.
    They don't think it be like it is, but it do.
    Quote Originally Posted by Larry Schuler View Post
    He has also taught me that even when the Reds win it is important to focus on the fact that they could have lost.

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    Re: Joey Votto is a Good Dude

    Falls City Beer!
    "We know we're better than this, but we can't prove it." - Tony Gwynn

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    Re: Joey Votto is a Good Dude

    Further evidence of him being a good dude, he can laugh at himself:

    John Fay ‏@johnfayman 35m
    Votto was not asked to be in Home Run Derby. "Why would I be? I barely hit balls out of the park...and sometimes they get caught."

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    Re: Joey Votto is a Good Dude

    Wonder if Joey's twin little brothers (around 14 or so I think, play baseball?)

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    Re: Joey Votto is a Good Dude

    Such a wonderful story. Votto is my favorite Red because of things like this that complement his play.

    Also, welcome back FCB!

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    Re: Joey Votto is a Good Dude

    It's nice to know that my favorite current Red can hit homeruns off the field too. He's a genuine class act and proves it more and more every day.

    Welcome back, FCB!


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