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    Here is the new link to the latest podcast.

    http://www.espn1530.com/onair/lance-...talk-12106476/

    https://twitter.com/LanceMcAlister


    Votto: When you have an injury, let's get this out there, let's make this clear, that particular part of your body is never the same..#Reds
    Votto: ....and that's ok, it doesn't mean you can't play the same or function the same. But once something changes in the joint..... #Reds
    Votto: it's just never the same. it's not that new, original version of what u had before. My knee feels fine and is fully functional#Reds
    Votto: It's not something that I'm going to use as an excuse. But it's not perfect, it will never be perfect, it's part of an injury. #Reds

    Votto: Dusty had rep as players mgr. Had a lot faith in players. Said, 'you are ML, I expect you to perform at a really high level. #Reds
    Votto: This camp it feels like quite a bit more instruction and 1 on 1 time with coaches. A lot of breaking things down in simple ways #Reds
    Votto: Explaining as if we are rookies. That's a good thing. I don't anticipate it being something that continues throughout the season#Reds

    Caller to Votto: "We feel like we bought a 27-37 HR, MVP, muscle car, and you are trying to be a more efficient, hybrid thing."#Reds
    Votto: You want a gas guzzling RBI machine, I'm trying to go around track like Porche GT3, fast & efficiently, leaving muscle cars in dust.

    Lot more conversation at the link.

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    Votto taking the guy's car analogy and just going with it was just awesome. He totally flipped it on the guy and it worked perfectly to illustrate the difference between some fans expectations and what really matters. They want a high HP beast with a revving engine, squealing tires, and smoke. Votto wants to win the race, which means power and efficiency.

    Also, this exchange was just amazing:
    Caller: I've been reading this offseason about people complaining about how selective you are up at the plate and was just wondering if you were going to change your approach or have you made any adjustments?

    Votto: (pauses) (clears throat/stifles a laugh?) No, I don't think so. I won't change it very much. I didn't have a very good year with runners in scoring position. And so I think that was just the one part of my game that really left a lot to be desired. Sometimes that can be luck. And Sometimes that can be luck. And sometimes that can be luck.

    (Joey and Lance both stifle a laugh)

    I imagine that I'll probably see a difference this year if I get enough at bats.

    Caller: Right. I today I seen a big difference in your swing, so... I seen a big difference in your approach at the plate. You weren't as selective as you were. It seemed like you were waiting for your pitch and when you found it you hit the ball and drove in a run. So.. looking good!

    Votto: (Audibly face-palming) Well, I, uh, didn't feel much different. I didn't try to do anything differently. (Lance chuckles). So, I, uh, thanks for the compliment.
    That, right there, was the perfect microcosm of Marty/fan criticism of Votto. Votto points out not 10 seconds earlier that he hasn't changed anything, that he takes a consistent approach, but that sometimes the dice just don't roll your way. Fan describes the approach he's always taken, but asserts it must be new it must be new since it produced an RBI last night. Hilarious.

    Good on Votto and Lance for just letting that one go.
    Last edited by RedsManRick; 02-27-2014 at 12:33 PM.
    Games are won on run differential -- scoring more than your opponent. Runs are runs, scored or prevented they all count the same. Worry about scoring more and allowing fewer, not which positions contribute to which side of the equation or how "consistent" you are at your current level of performance.

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    Re: Votto on WLW now

    "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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    I love that fancy Canadian more and more each day.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RedsManRick View Post
    That, right there, was the perfect microcosm of Marty/fan criticism of Votto. Votto points out not 10 seconds earlier that he hasn't changed anything, that he takes a consistent approach, but that sometimes the dice just don't roll your way. Fan describes the approach he's always taken, but asserts it must be new it must be new since it produced an RBI last night. Hilarious.
    Yeah, people have been conditioned to believe that all Votto is doing up there is looking for a walk. Then they believe that people who believe that RBIs aren't all that and walks are cool pound their fists against the keyboard when he does get a hit and an RBI.
    The Rally Onion wants 150 fans before Opening Day.

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    I'm starting to believe Joey Votto is not real. At the very least, he's thrown the entire JockWorld I've spent three decades researching and working to understand totally off balance.
    There is no such thing as a pitching prospect.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RichRed View Post
    I love that fancy Canadian more and more each day.
    I didn't find it funny that his preference was to be a sleek, fancy, European speedster rather than tough, loud, American muscle car. His aversion to flash is quite Canadian.
    Games are won on run differential -- scoring more than your opponent. Runs are runs, scored or prevented they all count the same. Worry about scoring more and allowing fewer, not which positions contribute to which side of the equation or how "consistent" you are at your current level of performance.

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    Re: Votto on WLW now

    I am now prepared to argue that Joey Votto is the best thing in the history of ever.

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    "sometimes it can be luck, or sometimes it can be luck, and sometimes it can be luck."

    I guffawed loudly in front of a customer when I heard that. This guy freaking rules.
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    Quote Originally Posted by vaticanplum View Post
    I'm starting to believe Joey Votto is not real. At the very least, he's thrown the entire JockWorld I've spent three decades researching and working to understand totally off balance.
    good lord

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    Quote Originally Posted by Orenda View Post
    good lord
    Explain.
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    Re: Votto on WLW now

    Sometimes I think Cincinnati fans don't deserve Votto.

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    Quote Originally Posted by harangatang View Post
    Sometimes I think Cincinnati fans don't deserve Votto.
    I'd like to think that the majority of us have the good sense to not out ourselves as idiots with 50,000 watts behind it.

    (Although I have been doing it on here for nearly 13 years, so there's that...)
    What if this wasn't a rhetorical question?

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    Quote Originally Posted by vaticanplum View Post
    I'm starting to believe Joey Votto is not real. At the very least, he's thrown the entire JockWorld I've spent three decades researching and working to understand totally off balance.
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    Quote Originally Posted by harangatang View Post
    Sometimes I think Cincinnati fans don't deserve Votto.
    Who does?


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