More fuel for the topic of the
day week month season. If nothing else, this starts a new thread.
Joey Votto gave a fairly long interview to Lance McAlister tonight around 6:15. He discussed his thoughts about the Bryan Price hire (mostly bleh sports cliché stuff) and the “A” word (ducked it). Gave props to Scott Rolen’s influence.
Where things got interesting was the in-depth discussion of Votto’s hitting approach. Lance asked the former MVP directly about Walt Jocketty’s comments this week, about the possibility of batting second and asked him if he felt he batted more passively this year.
Lots of interesting explanation of his hitting approach from JV. Late in the interview he certainly implies that his knee injury affected him through the first two thirds of the season.
Steve grew up in Cincinnati as a die-hard fan of Sparky’s Big Red Machine. After 25 years living outside of Ohio, mostly in Ann Arbor, he returned to the Queen City in 2004. He has resumed a first-person love affair with the Cincinnati Reds and is a season ticket holder at Great American Ball Park. The only place to find Steve’s thoughts of more than 140 characters is Redleg Nation. Follow his tweets @spmancuso.