As the Reds led the Braves 3-1 at Truist Park in the bottom of the fourth inning, the announcers on ESPN got to talk to Votto, who had a little microphone connected while he was out at first base.
Votto talked about golf and baseball, but in the middle of his spiel, he was interrupted.
Votto has always been known to have a great sense of humor, and it was certainly on display here.
He then asked the announcers if they liked his commentary, to which color commentator Eduardo Perez replied, “keep going”.
Joey Votto talks golf and baseball, and does play-by-play… of the Reds-Braves game he's playing first base in. ⚾️⛳️🎙️ pic.twitter.com/nnhHEr7eP2
— Awful Announcing (@awfulannouncing) April 8, 2022
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Unfortunately, the clip cuts off right there at the end, but Votto did a pretty decent job as an announcer for that brief second and left all of us laughing and wanting more.
Rarely do we see players mic’d up on the field, but when we do, we hear a lot of interesting things from said players.
Votto sure had fun doing this, and we all had fun listening to it as fans.
Perhaps Votto could pick up a broadcasting gig once his career is over.
He would certainly be a welcome addition to the Reds broadcast team, or ESPN or FOX if he so desires.
But for now, we should all just enjoy this clip of Votto showing us his sense of humor.