I haven't seen anything like this... Not from Votto, anyone on the Reds, nor any opponent.
For those who didn't see it, he never stepped out of the batters box, didn't swing at a single pitch, and the only time his bat moved was the practice cut he always does after he takes a pitch. He was ready for the next pitch within seconds of the catcher throwing it back to Lowe.
Any theories on this? Mind games? Challenging Lowe for working "too fast"?
One of the pitches nearly hit Votto, about shoulder height as if to get back at his tactics.
I wasn't able to see the post game to see if he was asked about the PA, but that was about as bizarre a walk as I've ever seen. Supposedly there is some bad blood between Dusty and Lowe.