VIDEO: Joey Votto Clowns Umpire After Foul Ball
Cincinnati Reds first baseman Joey Votto is having a lot of fun this season. There's no other way to put it. Between the adorable story about his dog after notching his 2,000th hit, to having fun with the fans, Votto seems to be enjoying the limelight of his career.
The fun continued on Saturday night after the feared slugger fouled a ball gently down the third base line.
Check out the video below, it's absolutely hilarious.
As the home plate umpire jogs lightly to retrieve the ball, Votto catches this in the corner of his eye. Maybe he was also thinking of running this ball down, but he unexpectedly takes off in a sprint to beat the umpire there.
Votto wins the race, just barely, and walks back to home plate while sharing a laugh with the umpire. This is certainly a great way to get in the good graces of the person calling balls and strikes.
In 15 seasons, all of which he's spent in Cincinnati, Votto is one of the game's most decorated hitters. He's notched 2,000+ hits, more than 1,000 runs scored and RBIs, and 323 long balls. Cincinnati finds themselves in position for a second straight postseason appearance while sitting tied for the National League's top Wild Card spot.
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