Joey Votto probably wants to make the entire Major League Baseball fanbase merge into his. Not many players take out time to make tik-toks with young fans, not many players joyfully turn toward a rival team fan to high-five him and make his day. Well, Joey Votto is amongst the most loved MLB players.
The Cincinnati Reds were taking on the Chicago Cubs at Wrigley Field, Chicago Cubs took the game to another level finishing 15-7 in their favour. The start was shaky but the result was inevitable, seven unanswered runs in the first three innings, Reds felt disheartened when that 7-0 turned into 15-7. Wouldn’t the Cincinnati Reds feel discouraged?
That was not happening for Joey Votto, he was standing on deck in the top of the fourth, and he saw a young Cubs fan cheering behind him, and yet again the gesture portrayed was worth every smile. Coming in, interacting with a rival fan, smashing a home run, coming back to high-five the fan, that is how Joey Votto sets up his wonderful act.
Joey Votto wins hearts all over the world after making a best friend in first row
Talking about the performance of Red’s star Joey Votto, he went for 3-for-5 with a solo home run and also an additional run scored in a loss to the Cubs in their most recent showdown on Thursday.
The 38-year-old quickly changed the scenario for him in the 2022 season after a very slow start, especially when many questioned his antics on the field. For those who missed the action, after a sluggish, brutal and slow start to the season, Joey perked up at the plate in June, slashing .274/.361/.495 with four homers, 15 RBI and 14 runs over 26 games. On Thursday, this spoken-off veteran first baseman even went deep in the sixth frame for his sixth long ball of the campaign against the Cubs, despite his team’s loss.
After this loss, all eyes will be on the Reds as they lock horns against the Atlanta Braves in their next showdown on Friday. Especially after they have dropped two consecutive against the Cubs, will we witness them register themselves in the winning column.