If you happen to be struggling with your love for baseball after the incessant lockout negotiations and the flaws that MLB, as every league in the world, has, we have the perfect video for you.
Hearing Cincinnati Reds’ Joey Votto talk about baseball is inspiring, and has the potential to renew your love for our beautiful game.
While sharing a booth now that he is injured and out for the year, Votto made some comments about what he loved most about the sport.
Here are his remarks:
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He talks about how baseball has the underrated advantage of monopolizing the summer: the bright sun, blue skies, and baseball are a perfect combination.
Votto Shares His Love For The Game
He says fans, and players, can enjoy different settings, cultures, fan bases, and even different weather depending on the city.
He discusses the shadows in Cincinnati and the wind in Chicago, but we could add many more to the list: the baseball atmosphere and passion in New York and Boston, the thin air of the Colorado mountains, the beautiful PNC Park in Pittsburgh, and the bay in San Francisco are just a few additional examples.
All of them contribute a little something to the game: we can sum it up in diversity.
Fans and players can see the positive in many of these things, as they should because baseball is played at different settings, places, climates, and cities.
You can easily see just how much Votto loves baseball, and everything about it.
The most important thing is that he also makes us love the game even more, too.
He is a true treasure of the game, and should be celebrated and appreciated.