If you plan on watching the Cincinnati Reds on the road, and you’d like to go home with a foul ball, we suggest not sitting on the first baseline.
That’s because Reds first baseman Joey Votto will straight up ignore you, and launch the ball where almost no one can get their hands on it.
During a game against the Chicago Cubs on Monday, Votto fielded a foul ball and, instead of tossing it into the front row like most players would, rocketed the sucker into the upper deck at Wrigley Field. He pulled the same stunt Tuesday night, but this time he threw it much further. Here’s the first attempt:
Joey: Let’s find a Reds fan to give this to.
Inner Joey: THROW IT OUT OF THE STADIUM pic.twitter.com/HUnDw7owHI
— Cincinnati Reds (@Reds) August 15, 2017
And the mulligan:
Tonight Joey Votto decided to throw a foul ball over the roof pic.twitter.com/v1CHlcEN46
— Baseball Bros (@BaseballBros) August 16, 2017
Hey, when you’re 20 games under .500, you have to do something to keep things interesting.
The Reds play the Cubs again on Wednesday and Thursday, so Votto likely will get a few more chances to finally send a ball out of Wrigley entirely.
Thumbnail photo via Aaron Doster/USA TODAY Sports Images
Source:: NESN.com – MLB