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Old 05-16-2018, 08:42 AM
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Default What was Joey Votto thinking?

Unbelievable comments coming from a Pro, who, if it weren't for CDN baseball, wouldn't be playing in the bigs like he is.
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Old 05-16-2018, 09:37 AM
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I can understand his perspective. Like a lot of people, he doesn't want to be defined by where he's from. I'm from New York. I've spent much of my adult life in New York City. I have nothing positive to say about it either.

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Old 05-16-2018, 10:11 AM
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The comments may seem "unbelievable" because we live in a PC world with PR-obsessed athletes. These are honest comments that stem from raw, honest feelings. I personally love it.
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He apologized for the comments and separately said a lot of crappy things about the Reds organization. I think it's just a guy at the breaking point playing for an organization circling the drain and under stress and he's losing it.

Terrible place the Reds are in. Great baseball history and no one is coming to see what they are putting on the field.
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Old 05-16-2018, 01:29 PM
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He apologized for the comments and separately said a lot of crappy things about the Reds organization. I think it's just a guy at the breaking point playing for an organization circling the drain and under stress and he's losing it.

Terrible place the Reds are in. Great baseball history and no one is coming to see what they are putting on the field.
Why pay the money to go to the ballpark when they can watch their toilet at home for free?
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Why pay the money to go to the ballpark when they can watch their toilet at home for free?
I get that . . .to a degree. As bad as my Mets have been over my 50+ years, I can't recall them not pulling a million fans a year. (Maybe in the 70s) . I love the game itself and usually no matter how lousy your team is there are things to be interested. Prospects. Guys having good runs. And there is always beer and food.

The Cardinals seem to draw fans through thick and thin. The Knicks sell out every game and they are dreadful forever. Ditto the Jets in football.

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The comments may seem "unbelievable" because we live in a PC world with PR-obsessed athletes. These are honest comments that stem from raw, honest feelings. I personally love it.
I think the comments were idiotic but yeah at least he spoke his mind unlike so many of the guys who just do robo-speak and never say a damn thing.
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Good for him.
Fuck everyone else’s “feelings”.

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