Votto, who has always had a great sense of humor, decided to put his skills to the test and so far, his tweets are winning social media.
But when his former manager Dusty Baker picked up career win No. 2,000 when the Houston Astros beat the Seattle Mariners, Votto took to Twitter to congratulate the future Hall-of-Famer.
He of course stayed consistent with his humor, but also praised him for his ability to get his players locked in and focused on game day, showing some love for his former manager.
Dusty, big congrats on 2000 @mlb wins! That’s like 25,000 cellphones, music speakers, and tv’s you had players turn off 30 minutes before the game to get locked in for competition. Much love, my friend.
— Joey Votto (@JoeyVotto) May 4, 2022
A Special Relationship
It’s no secret that Baker is a player’s manager and makes an impact on every player he’s had the pleasure of knowing.
Votto is no different.
Baker managed the Reds from 2007-2013 and was there when Votto first came up to the big leagues.
Baker led the Reds to three postseason appearances and two NL Central division titles.
Votto and Baker and clearly had a special relationship during the latter’s tenure as manager of the Reds.
The slugger appreciates Baker’s wisdom and ability to connect with his players just about as much as anybody Baker has ever managed over his long career.
It was Baker who was in charge when Votto was young.
It was Baker who got to watch Votto turn into a clubhouse leader with the Reds.
Votto is who he is today thanks in large part to Baker.
Their connection is as special as any connection in the game of baseball.
Baker knows what it takes to win, and Votto is grateful for the time he spent with him.