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Wednesday, May 08, 2019

Joey Votto discusses admiration for Barry Bonds, desire to be ‘unpitchable’

OAKLAND—I remember watching the clip of Joey Votto on MLB Network. He was talking to Greg Amsinger and Eric Byrnes about hitting. It was during spring training, in a completely relaxed setting. It sounds simple enough, but when he speaks, you listen. And that’s exactly what I did.

From that moment on, I was curious about Votto and what he did at the plate ... among other things, of course.

He mentioned Mike Trout being the best player in baseball during the MLB Network interview, and when he’s asked about that, he admits he looks up to the two-time American League MVP—well, kind of:

....

But one guy Votto really looks up to is Barry Bonds. And while he admitted in the past he isn’t in the same realm as Bonds, there’s one thing he wishes he could replicate from the all-time home run leader.

Sadly, if this season so far is meaningful, this is a goal he’s not going to accomplish.

 

QLE Posted: May 08, 2019 at 04:19 AM | 2 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
  Tags: barry bonds, joey votto

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   1. Walt Davis Posted: May 08, 2019 at 08:44 AM (#5839504)
I recall a few years ago Votto talking about how he thought he might be about to become the best player in baseball, in competition with Miggy and a few others ... "then Mike Trout came along and ruined it for all of us."
   2. The Duke Posted: May 08, 2019 at 09:57 AM (#5839527)
Well he got his wish. He’s in competition with Miggy now

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