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    Votto- Reds Captain in our hearts

    http://aol.sportingnews.com/mlb/stor...t-base-spanish

    "He really wants to learn and that really means a lot," says teammate Wilson Valdez, who hails from the Dominican Republic. "When some players come to the States, they don't know any English. He feels kind of sad about it. He likes to talk to (Aroldis) Chapman, but he doesn't speak English. That's one of the reasons he's learning Spanish."

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    Votto isn't the first North American in the Reds' family to learn Spanish. Hall of Famer Barry Larkin grew up in Cincinnati but learned the language so he could get along better with all of his teammates. And as Votto says about Larkin, "He's a good guy to emulate."
    ...and I thought that no Reds news would bring a smile to my face with how they have been playing recently.

    Votto for captain! Displays of leadership and empathy towards teammates are often overlooked, and I am glad to see that our own JV is going out of his way to help connect to all 25 players in the clubhouse.
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    "He really wants to learn and that really means a lot," says teammate Wilson Valdez, who hails from the Dominican Republic. "When some players come to the States, they don't know any English. He feels kind of sad about it. He likes to talk to (Aroldis) Chapman, but he doesn't speak English. That's one of the reasons he's learning Spanish."
    Great stuff. Very impressed by Votto the person. This kind of thing means a lot on a team.
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    Thanks for posting this article. I love that he's fluent in French and agree that knowing another language well helps when trying to learn a different one (I also speak French, not that great but I know it , and find learning Spanish words a little easier). I'm really glad Joey is going to be a Red for a long time.
    Last edited by HeatherC1212; 04-19-2012 at 11:42 AM.
    "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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    Good thing he already speaks Canadian.
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    It also helps that being from Canada, Votto was already bilingual.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jojo View Post
    It also helps that being from Canada, Votto was already bilingual.
    Hoser and Hoser French?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Plus Plus View Post
    Votto for captain! Displays of leadership and empathy towards teammates are often overlooked, and I am glad to see that our own JV is going out of his way to help connect to all 25 players in the clubhouse.
    They could give him his own concession stand, serving Canadian Beer, doughnuts and poutine!
    Burn down the disco. Hang the blessed DJ. Because the music that he constantly plays, it says nothing to me about my life.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yachtzee View Post
    Hoser and Hoser French?
    you stole my line. I was going to ask how to say, "Take off, hoser" in Spanish.
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    "Since I've been with the Reds in 1989, we've never had a farm system this loaded," Bowden said. "If we were the New York Yankees and had unlimited dollars, we could have traded for Colon, (Jeff) Weaver, Rolen, (Cliff) Floyd, (Kenny) Rogers and Finley and gotten them all -- and still held onto our top five prospects. That's an amazing statement."

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    Tom Servo wins the internet today! By the way, how is Mike Nelson and Crow?

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    Quote Originally Posted by cincinnati chili View Post
    you stole my line. I was going to ask how to say, "Take off, hoser" in Spanish.
    "Salga de aqui, joser!"
    Burn down the disco. Hang the blessed DJ. Because the music that he constantly plays, it says nothing to me about my life.

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    Well, that was productive. Sheesh.
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