I just thought I'd remind everyone what we have right now and how special it is to get to watch Joey Votto go out there in a Reds uniform.
Right now through April, Joey's triple slash is .379/.509/.655. That's right, he's been getting on base in more than half of his plate appearances. So far in April, he's striking out at a rate of 13.8%. That's about 7% less than his career rate. And for your sabermetricians, he's already compiled a 2.1 WAR.
For those of you that don't know what WAR is, an average MLB position player puts up 2.0 WAR over the course of an entire season. Joey's done that... in the month of April. He could not come to the plate once for the rest of the entire year and he's already done more than half of the first basemen in the league.
And aside from that, he's apparently good looking enough to make my girlfriend giggle every time he comes to the plate.
Enjoy the ride, folks.