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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.
http://torontosun.com/sports/basebal...3-fd11978666b9
https://www.tsn.ca/toronto-native-jo...ball-1.1086441

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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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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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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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You have to remember the Jets sold PSL's so every game is artificial sold out.
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You have to remember the Jets sold PSL's so every game is artificial sold out.

Last Jets game I went to year before last against the Seahawks, the stadium looked pretty full.

A lot of Jets tickets end up on the secondary market, but I don't think it's hard to move them. A lot of fans who can't get into Giants games, will take a Jets ticket if they can, even if they aren't Jets fans.

As for whatever Joey Votto said. We over-analyze every little thing nowadays, and like I just read somewhere else, for better or for worse, "The Internet Never Forgets".

Sometimes people just say stupid shit. Some people say stupid shit every once in awhile, and some people say stupid shit every damn day. Decide for yourself if a single comment or two is enough to dismiss somebody entirely.
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From what I read his comments about Canada stem from him being universally ignored by organized Canadian baseball his entire amateur career.
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