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.