“Physically, it was frustrating,” Votto said. “I did the very best I could with what I had. I know a lot of people are frustrated with the power. If I can’t do certain things, I try to fill in with other things. I tried to get on base more for the guys behind me.
I thought they said his meniscus tear was a simple scope and he would be back in three weeks. I never imagined that it would still be affecting his play nearly three months later. Maybe I just got the wrong impression from the get-go, but his knee and him wearing a brace and not being 100% three months later strikes me as a little odd.